U.S. Women competing at the Pan Am Cup Final 6

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 5, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s Team competing at the Pan American Cup Final Six fought hard but couldn’t get past Puerto Rico and fell 3-1 (25-22, 28-26, 21-25, 25-20) on Monday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The U.S. Women (1-1) will look to bounce back against Canada (0-2) on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT.

The U.S. led Puerto Rico in kills (50-40) and blocks (17-13). Puerto Rico led in aces (11-5) and had five players score in double figures while the U.S. had two.


The U.S. Women U.S. outside hitter Avery Skinner led all scorers with 19 points on 17 kills and two blocks. Opposite Stephanie Samedy, who started the first three sets, added 11 points on eight kills and three blocks.

Libero Kendall White was credited with 17 digs and 15 excellent receptions. Skinner led the team in excellent receptions with 19.

U.S. middle blocker Brionne Butler scored eight points on two kills, three blocks and three aces. Backup middle Madeleine Gates started the third and fourth sets and totaled eight points on five kills and three blocks.

Starting outside hitter Alli (Stumler) Linnehan started the first two sets and scored seven points on six kills and one block. Outside Roni Jones-Perry started the third and fourth sets and scored seven points on five kills and two blocks.

Backup opposite Nia Reed subbed in the third set and started the fourth and scored five points on five kills. Starting setter Tori Dilfer scored four points on one kill, two blocks and one ace. Backup setter Bergen Reilly added a point with a kill.

Starting middle blocker Ronica Stone played the first two sets and scored one point on a block. Backup middle Ali Bastianelli scored a point with a kill.

U.S. Roster for the 2022 Pan American Cup Final Six

No. Name (Position, Ht., Hometown, College, Region)
Bergen Reilly (S, 6-1, Sioux Falls, S.D., O’Gorman High School, North Country)
10 Brionne Butler (MB, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, Univ. of Texas, Lone Star)
17 Dani Drews (OH, 6-0, Sandy, Utah, Univ. of Utah, Intermountain)
21 Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, West Jordan, Utah, BYU, Intermountain)
22 Kendall White (L, 5-5, Zionsville, Ind., Penn State, Hoosier)
27 Avery Skinner (OH, 6-1, Katy, Texas, Baylor, Lone Star)
29 Alli (Stumler) Linnehan (OH, 6-1, Floyds Knob, Ind., Univ. of Kentucky, Hoosier)
32 Hana Lishman (L, 5-8, Kailua, Hawaii, Pepperdine, Aloha)
33 Nia Reed (OPP, 6-1, Fort Lee, N.J., Penn State, Garden Empire)
34 Stephanie Samedy (OPP, 6-2, Clermont, Fla., Univ. of Minnesota, Florida)
35 Tori Dilfer (S, 5-11, Los Gatos, Calif., Univ. of Louisville, Northern California)
36 Madeleine Gates (MB, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Stanford, Southern California)
37 Ali Bastianelli (MB, 6-3, Marysville, Mich., Univ. of Illinois, Lakeshore)
38 Ronika Stone (MB, 6-2, San Jose, Calif., Univ. of Oregon, Northern California)

Head Coach: Michelle Chatman
Assistant Coaches: Jonathan Charette and Danielle Scott
Athletic Trainer: Madison Schultze
Team Manger and Performance Analyst: T.J. Read

Full Schedule
All Times PT
Matches are being livestreamed at www.youtube.com/c/ReinasdelCaribe

Sept. 4
PUR def. CAN, 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-18
USA def. MEX, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18)
DOM def. CUB, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-18

Sept. 5
CUB def CAN, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-21)
PUR def USA, 3-1 (25-22, 28-26, 21-25, 25-20)
DOM def MEX, 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)

Sept. 6
12:00 CUB v MEX
14:00 USA v CAN
16:00 DOM v PUR

Sept. 7
12:00 MEX v PUR
14:00 USA v CUB
16:00 DOM v CAN

Sept. 8
12:00 PUR v CUB
14:00 CAN v MEX
16:00 DOM v USA

Sept. 9
12:00 5 v 6
14:00 2 v 3
16:00 1 v 4

Sept. 10
14:00 Third-place match
16:00 First-place match