U.S. Women's National Team at the NORCECA Final 6

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 28, 2024) – The U.S. Women’s Team competing at the NORCECA Pan Am Cup Final Six got its second straight sweep on Friday, beating Canada (25-15, 25-21, 25-13) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The U.S. (2-0) will play Puerto Rico (1-1) in the semifinals at 2 p.m. PT on Saturday. Matches are being livestreamed at youtube.com/@ReinasdelCaribe.

The U.S. Women’s Team at this event is comprised of players still in c.ollege and Canada fielded a similar team.


“I think they had some really great attackers,” said U.S. middle blocker Carter Booth who made her debut in a USA Volleyball jersey and scored nine points on seven kills, one block and one ace. “It was fun to get to play against some of the girls that I have seen in college volleyball but in a different setting.”


Booth plays college volleyball at the University of Wisconsin.

The U.S. Women were on point with their serves and led in aces 6-1. The U.S. led in kills (35-27) and blocks (5-3). The U.S. hit .366 behind setters Kami Miner and Mia Tuaniga.

Lexi Rodriguez played the first set at libero and was credited with three digs and four excellent receptions. Elena Scott took over and tallied five digs and nine excellent receptions.

Outside hitter Sarah Franklin led U.S scoring with 10 kills (.625) one block and one ace. She was credited with nine excellent receptions and six digs.

Outside hitter Taylor Landfair added seven points on five kills, one block and one ace.

Middle Khori Louis, who started the first two sets, finished with six points on four kills and two blocks.

Opposite Olivia Babcock started the first two sets and scored five points on four kills and one ace.

Opposite Merritt Beason started the third set and scored four points on four kills.

Middle blocker Cara Cresse, outside hitter Jess Mruzik and Tuaniga all played as substitutes, and each scored one point.

U.S. Roster for the NORCECA Women’s Final Six Pan American Cup
No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College, USAV Region)
Olivia Babcock (Opp, 6-4, Los Angeles, Calif., Pitt, Southern California)
Merritt Beason (Opp, 6-3, Gardendale, Ala., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern)
Carter Booth (MB, 6-7, Englewood, Colo., Univ. of Wisconsin, Rocky Mountain)
Cara Cresse (MB, 6-6 Fort Wayne, Ind., Univ. of Louisville, Hoosier)
Sophie Fischer (MB, 6-5, Fort Mill, S.C., Univ. of Georgia, Palmetto)
Sarah Franklin (OH, 6-4, Lake Worth, Fla., Univ. of Wisconsin, Florida)
Eva Hudson (OH, 6-1, 2004, Fort Wayne, Ind., Purdue, Hoosier)
Taylor Landfair (OH, 6-4, Plainfield, Ill., Univ. of Nebraska, Great Lakes)
10 Khori Louis (MB, 6-3, Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State, Florida)
11 Kami Miner (S, 6-0, Redondo Beach, Calif., Stanford, Southern Cal)
12 Jess Mruzik (OH, 6-2, Livonia, Mich., Penn State, Lakeshore)
13 Lexi Rodriguez (L, 5-5, Sterling, Ill., Univ. of Nebraska Great Lakes)
14 Elena Scott (L, 5-9, Louisville, Ky., Univ. of Louisville, Pioneer)
19 Mia Tuaniga (S, 5-9, Long Beach, Calif., University of Southern California, Southern California)

Rachel Fairbanks (S, Pitt)
15 Anna Dodson (MB, UCLA)
16 Lauren Briseño (L, Baylor University)
17 Chloe Chicoine (OH, Purdue University)
18 Anna DeBeer (OH, University of Louisville)
20 Kate Georgiades (L, University of Houston)
21 Megan Wilson (Opp, University of Kentucky)
22 Sami Francis (MB, Stanford University)
23 Jordan Iliff (Opp, University of Missouri)
24 Kate Lang (S, University of Hawaii)

Team Manager: James Lundgren
Head Coach: Brad Rostratter
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Charette
2nd Assistant Coach: Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Physiotherapist: Mandolyn Peterson
Statistician: T.J. Read

U.S. Schedule for the NORCECA Women’s Final Six Pan American Cup
(All times PT)

June 26 USA def Mexico 3-0 (33-31, 27-25, 25-15)
June 28 USA def Canada 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-13)
June 29 Semifinals
June 30 Medal matches