The women's sitting team poses before opening ceremonies at 2024 Super Six
Opening Ceremonies at the 2024 World ParaVolley Super 6

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 10, 2024) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team continues its preparations for the 2024 Paralympics this week with the World ParaVolley Super 6 Tournament on June 11-16 in Nancy, France.

The U.S. Women last competed in the Super 6 in 2019, winning gold with a 3-0 victory over Russia in the final. The Super 6 is one of two tournaments the team will play ahead of the Paralympics, with the Dutch Tournament scheduled for July 5-7 in Assen, Netherlands. Head coach Bill Hamiter will select his Paralympic roster after the Dutch Tournament.

The 14-player  roster includes 11 Paralympic Games veterans. Lora Webster is a five-time Paralympian, and Heather Erickson and Katie Holloway Bridge are four-time Paralympians.

Also leading the veteran crew are three-time Paralympians Monique Matthews and Kaleo Kanahele Maclay. Lexi Shifflett-Patterson and Bethany Zummo are two-time Paralympians, and Whitney Dosty, Tia Edwards, Nicky Nieves and Emma Schieck have all competed in one Paralympic Games.

Sydney Satchell and MaKenzie Franklin are both making their first appearances in the Super 6. Satchell joined the team in 2019 and has helped it win medals in its last four international tournaments. Franklin made her international debut with the team at the 2023 ParaVolley Pan American Zonal Championship.

Newcomer Raelene Elam will be competing internationally with the team for the first time.

The U.S. Women are the two-time defending Paralympic gold medalists. They are currently ranked No. 3 in the world and will open the tournament against No. 2 Brazil on June 11. Canada is ranked No. 1, and the U.S. will face the Canadians on June 15 in the round-robin tournament. Other teams competing are No. 4 China, No. 7 Italy and France. All six teams have qualified for the 2024 Paralympic Games on Aug. 28-Sept. 8 in Paris.

Matches will be streamed on World ParaVolley’s YouTube channel.

No., Name, Pos., Ht., Hometown, USAV Region

1 Lora Webster (MB, 5-11, Point Lookout, N.Y., Garden Empire)
2 Bethany Zummo (L, 5-3, Dublin, Calif., Northern California)
3 Alexis Shifflett-Patterson (S/L, 5-4, Waseca, Minn., North Country)
5 Katie (Holloway) Bridge (OH, 6-3, Lake Stevens, Wash., Puget Sound)
6 Heather Erickson (OPP, 6-0, Fayetteville, N.C., Carolina)
7C Monique Matthews (MB/OH, 6-0, Ardmore, Okla., Oklahoma)
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)
14 Kaleo Kanahele Maclay (S, 5-6, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oklahoma)
16 Nicky Nieves (MB/OH, 5-10, Kissimmee, Fla., Florida)
22 MaKenzie Franklin (OH, 6-0, Red Wing, Minn., North Country)
24 Raelene Elam (OH, 6-1, St. George, Utah, Northern California)

Head Coach: Bill Hamiter
Assistant Coaches: Leo Filho, Michelle Goodall
Athletic Trainer: Kat King
Performance Analyst: Jeffery Hicks
Team Psychologist: Adam O’Neil
Athletic Performance Coach: Bobby Moore
Team Manager: Patrick Lawrence


All times Pacific

June 11
USA vs. Brazil, 11 a.m.

June 12
USA vs. Italy, 7 a.m.

June 13
USA vs. China, 11 a.m.

June 14
USA vs. France, 9 a.m.

June 15
USA vs. Canada, 11 a.m.

June 16
Placement matches