Micha Hancock

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2024) – USA Volleyball is pleased to announce that Micha Hancock has been named the official alternate to the U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team that will compete at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Hancock is a 5-foot-11 setter who made her debut with the Women’s National Team in 2016 and won a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The official alternate is a new position for 2024. The official alternate is a non-competing athlete who may serve as a last-minute replacement if a player is unable to compete due to injury or illness. The replaced athlete would not be allowed to compete for the remainder of the tournament.

“The Official Alternate role is a brand-new one for indoor volleyball at the Olympics, and a difficult yet critical one – which means there’s nobody better suited for the role than Micha Hancock,” U.S. Women’s Head Coach Karch Kiraly said. “Micha’s experience, acumen, skills and leadership have been making our Olympic Women’s Team better every day, and will continue to do so until the last ball drops in Paris.”

The U.S.  Women will go into the Olympic Games ranked No. 5 in the world. The team has competed in 12 Olympic Games, including the last 10. The U.S. Women qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, which the United States boycotted.

The U.S. Women have won one Olympic gold medal (2020), three silver medals (1984, 2008 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1992 and 2016).

Indoor volleyball at the 2024 Olympic Games will take place at South Paris Arena 1. The U.S. Women will begin Olympic competition on July 29 against China.

U.S. Women’s Roster for the Olympic Games Paris 2024
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, College, USAV Region)
Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois, Rocky Mountain)
Avery Skinner (OH, 6-1, Katy, Texas, Univ. of Kentucky, Lone Star)
Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
Lauren Carlini (S, 6-2, Aurora, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
10 Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Univ. of Nebraska, Great Plains)
11 Annie Drews (Opp, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ., Hoosier)
12 Jordan Thompson (Opp, 6-4, Edina, Minn., Univ. of Cincinnati, North Country)
15 Haleigh Washington (MB, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ., Rocky Mountain)
16 Dana Rettke (MB, 6-8, Riverside, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
22 Kathryn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Stanford Univ., Southern California)
23 Kelsey Robinson Cook (OH, 6-2, Bartlett, Ill., Univ. of Nebraska, Great Lakes)
24 Chiaka Ogbogu (MB, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas, North Texas)

Official Alternate
Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Okla., Penn State Univ., Oklahoma)

Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Tama MiyashiroErin Virtue,  Alfee Reft
Consultant Coach: Marv Dunphy
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer: Kara Kessans
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Brandon Siakel
Performance Analyst: Rianne Verhoek
Team Leader: Coley Pawlikowski
Mental Performance Coach: Katy Stanfill
Culture Consultant: Sue Enquist
Dietitian: Shawn Hueglin
Massage Therapist: Ricardo Brambila
Team Doctor: Dr. Lori Boyajian-O’Neill

U.S. Women’s Schedule for the Olympic Games Paris 2024
(All times PDT)

July 29 at 8 a.m. USA vs China
July 31 at 8 a.m. USA vs Serbia
Aug. 4 at 4 a.m. USA vs France
Aug. 6 Quarterfinals
Aug. 8 Semifinals
Aug. 10 Bronze Medal
Aug. 11 Gold Medal