U.S. Women's Pan American Cup Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s Team competing at the Pan American Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico improved to 2-0 on Monday with a sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-22) of Puerto Rico in pool play.

The U.S. Women will have Tuesday off before facing Costa Rica at 2 p.m. PT on Wednesday and Dominican Republic at 6 p.m. PT on Thursday. The pool winners will advance straight to the semifinals.

“It was a fun match,” said U.S. Head Coach Brad Rostratter. “Puerto Rico played well and for us it’s really about our side of the net.”


The U.S. Women led in kills (43-26) and blocks (11-8) blocks; Puerto Rico led 5-4 in aces. The United States committed 18 scoring errors and Puerto Rico had 17.

U.S. outside hitter Avery Skinner led all scorers with 15 points, all on kills. Middle blocker Brionne Butler added 11 points on a match-high five blocks, four kills and two aces. Opposite Nia Reed added nine points on seven kills and two blocks.

Outside hitter Dani Drews started the first two sets and scored six points on five kills and one block.

Middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan scored five points on four kills and one block.

Setter Tori Dilfer scored five points on two kills, one block and two aces.

Outside hitter Roni Jones-Perry started the third set and score three points on three kills.

Backup opposite Stephanie Samedy scored two points on two kills. Middle blocker Madeleine Gates played as a substitute and scored two points on a kill and a block.

Dilfer and backup setter Ashley Evans combined to set the U.S. to a .271 hitting efficiency.

Libero and Team Captain Kendall White was credited with 20 digs and 12 excellent receptions.

U.S. Roster for the 2022 Pan American Cup

No. Name (Position, Ht., Hometown, College, Region)
10 Brionne Butler (MB, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, Univ. of Texas, Lone Star)
14 Mac May (OH, 6-3, Dubuque, Iowa, UCLA, Iowa)
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)
26 Rhamat Alhassan (MB, 6-4, Glenarden, Md., Florida, Chesapeake)
27 Avery Skinner (OH, 6-1, Katy, Texas, Baylor, Lone Star)
28 Ashley Evans (S, 6-1, Liberty Township, Ohio, Purdue, Ohio Valley)
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., Minnesota, Florida)
35 Tori Dilfer (S, 5-11, Los Gatos, Calif., Louisville, Northern California)
36 Madeleine Gates (MB, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Stanford, Southern California)
37 Ali Bastianelli (MB, 6-3, Marysville, Mich., Illinois, Lakeshore)

Head Coach: Brad Rostratter
Assistant Coaches: Michelle Chatman and Jonathan Charette
Team Manger: John Xie
Athletic Trainer: Madison Schultze
Performance Analyst: Thomas Read

Competition Schedule
(All times PDT)

Sunday August 21
Dominican Republic def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-9)
Cuba def Canada, 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-23)
United States def Peru, 3-1 (25-13, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17)
Mexico def Nicaragua, 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-9)

Monday August 22
Dominican Republic def Peru, 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-22)
Colombia def Canada, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 28-26)
United States def Puerto Rico, 3-0 ((25-19, 25-16, 25-22)
Mexico def Cuba, 3-1 (24-26, 25-16, 25-16, 25-18)

Tuesday August 23
14:00 Peru v Costa Rica
16:00 Cuba v Nicaragua
18:00 Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico
20:00 Mexico v Colombia

Wednesday August 24
14:00 United States v Costa Rica
16:00 Canada v Nicaragua
18:00 Puerto Rico v Peru
20:00 Cuba v Colombia

Thursday August 25
14:00 Puerto Rico v Costa Rica
16:00 Colombia v Nicaragua
18:00 Dominican Republic v United States
20:00 Mexico v Canada

Friday August 26
14:00 Classification 7/10
16:00 Classification 7/10
18:00 Quarterfinals
20:00 Quarterfinals

Saturday August 27
14:00 Position 9-10
16:00 Position 7-8
18:00 Semifinals
20:00 Semifinals

Sunday August 28
14:00 Position 5-6
16:00 Bronze Medal Match
18:00 Gold Medal Match