COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 1, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team has named its 14-player roster which will represent Team USA at the 11-team Pan American Cup held July 6-14 in Trujillo and Chiclayo, Peru.
Rob Browning, head women’s volleyball coach at Saint Mary’s College (Calif.), has been appointed as head coach for the U.S. team competing at the Pan American Cup. He will be assisted by 1984 Olympic silver medalist Laurie Corbelli and three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic silver medalist Tayyiba Haneef-Park. Hancock will serve as captain of the team.
The Team USA roster includes veterans Adams, Hancock and Lowe who have FIVB World Championship experience, with Adams and Lowe also earning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games. Hancock, Lowe, Kingdon Rishel and Tapp all competed in various stages of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, while Wong-Orantes competed in the 2018 VNL.
Butler, Curry, Lilley and Plummer all have remaining college eligibility. Butler will be a sophomore this fall at the University of Texas. Curry and Lilley will be juniors next fall at University of Kentucky. Plummer, two-time AVCA Player of the Year, will be a senior at Stanford University this fall. All four players plus Cuttino and Rosenthal will be making their international tournament debuts with the senior national team.
The U.S. is grouped Pool B with Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Americans open defense of their 2017 and 2018 Pan Am Cup titles on July 6 against Colombia at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Trinidad & Tobago on July 7 at 4 p.m. and Mexico on July 8 at 6 p.m. Team USA concludes pool play on July 10 against Puerto Rico at 6 p.m.
Pool A consists of Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Peru.
The playoffs begin on July 12 with quarterfinal matches having pool cross-over matches between second- and third-place teams. Semifinals are scheduled for July 13 and the tournament concludes on July 14 with the medal-round matches.
U.S. Pan American Cup Women’s Volleyball Team Roster
# – Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
1 – Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Oklahoma, Penn State University)
2 – Kathryn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, California, Stanford University)
4 – Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, California, University of Nebraska)
5 – Rachael Adams (M, 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio, University of Texas)
9 – Madi Kingdon Rishel (OH, 6-1, Phoenix, Arizona, University of Arizona)
10 – Gabby Curry (L, 5-8, Buford, Georgia, University of Kentucky)
11 – Madison Lilley (S, 5-11, Overland Park, Kansas, University of Kentucky)
15 – Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, West Jordan, Utah, BYU)
16 – Danielle Cuttino (OPP, 6-4, Indianapolis, Indiana, Purdue University)
19 – Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Stewartville, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
20 – Brionne Butler (M, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, University of Texas)
22 – Kadie Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Papillion, Nebraska, University of Nebraska)
24 – Jenna Rosenthal (M, 6-6, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Marquette University)
25 – Karsta Lowe (OPP, 6-4, Rancho Santa Fe, California, UCLA)
Head Coach: Rob Browning
Assistant Coaches: Laurie Corbelli, Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Technical Coordinator: Justin Chang
Team Manager: John Xie