U.S. Women compete at the World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 5, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s National Team is now in third place in Pool F with a 5-2 record at the FIVB World Championships after falling to host Poland on Wednesday, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-18) in Łódź.

Team USA gets a day off on Thursday before finishing pool play against Türkiye on Friday and Thailand on Saturday. The top four teams in the pool advance to the quarterfinals.

Poland led the U.S. Women in kills (37-34) and blocks (12-4). The U.S. Women led in aces (4-3). Poland scored on 23 U.S. errors while committing 19.


Poland’s 6-8 opposite Magdalena Stysiak led all scorers with 19 points on 16 kills and three blocks.

Opposite Annie Drews led the U.S. scoring with 12 points on 12 kills. Middle blocker Haleigh Washington added eight points on five kills, two blocks and one ace.

Outside hitter Kelsey (Robinson) Cook and middle Chiaka Ogbogu each finished with six points. Ogbogu had six kills and Cook had five kills and one block.

Outside hitter Ali Frantti started the first two sets and scored five points on two kills, one block and two aces.

Setter Jordyn Poulter had two points on a kill and an ace. Libero Justine Wong-Orantes was credited with five digs.

Outside hitter Kara Bajema, who took over for Frantti in the second set, scored on two kills.

Opposite Danielle Cuttino, who played as a substitute, scored on a kill. Setter Lauren Carlini and outside hitter Sarah Wilhite Parsons also played as substitutes.

Matches are being livestreamed on VolleyballWorld.tv.

The U.S. Women won the World Championships for the first time in 2014. They took silver in 1967 and 2002. They took third in 1982 and 1990. They tied for fifth at the last World Championships in 2018.

U.S. Women’s Roster for 2022 FIVB World Championships
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, College, USAV Region)
Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois, Great Lakes)
Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
Morgan Hentz (L, 5-9, Lakeside Park, Ky., Stanford Univ., Pioneer)
Lauren Carlini (S, 6-2, Aurora, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
Hannah Tapp (MB, 6-3, Stewartville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
11 Annie Drews (Opp, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ., Hoosier)
13 Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota, North Country)
15 Haleigh Washington (MB, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ., Rocky Mountain)
18 Kara Bajema (OH, 6-2, Lynden, Wash., Univ. of Washington, Puget Sound)
20 Danielle Cuttino (Opp, 6-4, Indianapolis, Ind., Purdue Univ., Hoosier)
23 Kelsey (Robinson) Cook (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
24 Chiaka Ogbogu (MB, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas, North Texas)
30 Ali Frantti (OH, 6-1, Spring Grove, Ill., Penn State, Great Lakes)
31 Anna (Stevenson) Hall (MB, 6-2, Laurens S.C., Univ. of Louisville, Palmetto)

Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Erin VirtueTama MiyashiroMarv Dunphy
Performance Analyst: Brian Hurler
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer: Kara Kessans
Consultant Coach: Sue Enquist
Team Manager: Coley Pawlikowski
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Brandon Siakel
Sports Dietitian: Shawn Hueglin
Massage Specialist: Tony Poland
Team Doctors: Warren Young and Steven Stovitz

U.S. Schedule for the World Championships
All times PT

Pool Play Round One
Arnhem, Netherlands
USA def Kazakhstan, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-22)
USA def Canada, 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-15)

Łódź, Poland
USA def Bulgaria, 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-11, 25-15)
USA def Germany, 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 26-24)
Serbia def USA, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-13)

Pool Play Round Two
Łódź, Poland
USA def Dominican Republic, 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-14)
Poland def USA, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-18)
Oct. 7 at 8:30 a.m. USA vs Türkiye
Oct. 8 at 6 a.m. USA vs Thailand

Oct. 11

Oct. 12-13

Oct. 15