COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 4, 2024) – The U.S. Women’s and Men’s Sitting National Teams are in Assen, Netherlands, this week for the Dutch Tournament, with matches July 5-7. The women’s team tentatively opens play on Thursday with the men beginning on Friday.

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team, which will compete in the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris later this summer, won the World ParaVolley Super 6 gold medal in mid-June. The U.S. is scheduled to play teams from Italy, Germany and France in Pool A in Assen, while Pool B consists of Brazil, Canada, Ukraine and host Netherlands.

The U.S. Women have gone 6-0 to capture the title at each of the past two Dutch tournaments.

The U.S. Men’s Team is scheduled to face Italy, Germany and France. The other pool features Brazil, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Netherlands.

The U.S. Men finished 4-2 at the 2023 Dutch Tournament to place third and earned a silver medal at the 2024 World ParaVolley Final Paralympic Qualifier.

The U.S. Women’s roster includes Paralympic gold medalists Whitney DostyTia Edwards, Heather Erickson, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, Nicky Nieves, Emma Schieck, Lexi Shifflett-Patterson and Bethany Zummo.

Other returning members of the 2023 Dutch Tournament champions are Courtney BakerGia CruzMaKenzie Franklin and Sydney SatchellJessie West is making her National Team debut.

The head coach of the Women’s Sitting Team is Bill Hamiter. He will be assisted by Michelle Goodall and Leo Filho.

The U.S. Men’s roster includes Paralympians Ben AmanEric DudaRoderick GreenJohn KremerDan ReganChris Seilkop and James Stuck.

Returning from last year’s Dutch Tournament squad are Sam SurowiecZach Upp and Patrick Young.

Joining them are 2024 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Final Qualifier member Travis Ricks as well as Jason Roberts, Will Curtis and Fabricio da Silva Pinto. Pinto is a two-time Paralympian with the Brazilian sitting team and is making his U.S. debut.

The Men’s Sitting Team head coach is Greg Walker. He will be assisted by Joe Skinner and Julie Allen.

Matches will be live streamed at

U.S. Women’s Sitting Team Roster
No. Name (Position, Ht., Hometown, Region)
2 Bethany Zummo (L, 5-3, Dublin, Calif., Northern California)
3 Lexi Shifflett-Patterson (S/L, 5-4, Waseca, Minn., North Country)
6 Heather Erickson (OPP, 6-0, Fayetteville, N.C., Carolina)
8 Whitney Dosty (OH/OPP, 6-3, Tucson, Ariz., Arizona)
Tia Edwards (OH/MB, 5-7, Skiatook, Okla., Oklahoma)
10 Sydney Satchell (L, 5-2, Windsor, Conn., New England)
12 Emma Schieck (OH, 5-7, Statesville, N.C., Carolina)
13 Gia Cruz (S, 5-5, San Antonio, Texas, Lone Star)
14 Kaleo Kanahele Maclay (S, 5-6, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oklahoma)
16 Nicky Nieves (MB/OH, 5-10, Kissimmee, Fla., Florida)
17 Jessie West (OH, 5-8, Edmond, Okla., Oklahoma)
18 Courtney Baker (OH, 5-9, Crofton, Ky., Pioneer)
22 MaKenzie Franklin (OH, 6-0, Red Wing, Minn., North Country)

Head Coach: Bill Hamiter
Assistant Coach: Leo Filho
Assistant Coach:
 Michelle Goodall
Athletic Trainer: Kat King
Performance Analyst: Jeffery Hicks
Performance Coach: Bobby Moore

U.S. Men’s Sitting Team Roster
No Name (Position, Height, Hometown, Region)
1 Travis Ricks (L, 5-7, San Diego, Calif., Southern California)
2 Dan Regan (OH, 6-0, St. Louis, Mo., Gateway)
Ben Aman (OH, 6-5, Edmond, Okla., Oklahoma)
Eric Duda (S/OH, 6-5, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Florida)
James Stuck (S/OH, 6-5, New Kensington, Pa., Keystone)
11 Roderick Green (MB, 6-3, West Monroe, La., Bayou)
12 Patrick Young (OH, 6-4, Albuquerque, N.M., Sun Country)
14 John Kremer (L, 5-9, Buford, Ga., Southern)
15 Chris Seilkop (OH, 6-6, Deland, Fla., Florida)
17 Zach Upp (OH, 6-5, Bartlett, Ill., Great Lakes)
20 Jason Roberts (OH/RS, 6-3, Perry, Ga., Southern)
23 Will Curtis (S/L, 6-0, Cumberland, Maine, New England)
24 Fabricio da Silva Pinto (OH/S, 6-1, Santos, Brazil)
49 Sam Surowiec (OH, 6-2, Everett, Wash., Evergreen)

Head Coach: Greg Walker
Assistant Coach: Joe Skinner
Assistant Coach: Julie Allen
Performance Analyst: Sydnie Mabry
Athletic Trainer: Whitney Padgett
Team Leader: Tina Readling

U.S. Schedule for the Dutch Tournament 
(All times PT)
July 5
3:15 a.m. U.S. Women vs Germany
5 a.m. U.S. Men vs. Germany
6:45 a.m. U.S. Women vs Italy
8:30 a.m. U.S. Men vs. Italy
10:15 a.m. U.S. Women vs. France

July 6
1:30 a.m. U.S. Men vs. France
3:15 a.m. U.S. Women vs TBA
5:00 a.m. U.S. Men vs. TBA
6:45 a.m. U.S. Women vs. TBA
8:30 a.m./12 p.m. U.S. Men vs. TBA

July 7
2 a.m./7:30 a.m. U.S. Women vs TBA, Placement or Medal Match
4 a.m./7:30 a.m. U.S. Men vs. TBA, Placement or Medal Match