COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 10, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team has been voted as the Best of November Team of the Month in the Team USA Awards presented by Dow after capturing the 2019 World ParaVolley World Super 6 title last month.
The U.S. Women went undefeated at the World Super 6 including a 25-12, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Russia in the gold-medal match to finish 7-0. The Americans won all seven matches in the tournament without dropping a single set, including a 3-0 record against reigning world champion Russia.
Kaleo Kanahele Maclay was named the tournament’s most valuable player and Best Setter. Heather Erickson was tabbed as Best Attacker and Bethany Zummo was Best Libero. Monique Burkland was chosen as the Best Server in the tournament.
With its World Super 6 gold, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Team cemented its top ranking in the World ParaVolley world ranking. In the process, the Americans earned their first-ever undefeated season in 2019, holding an impressive 25-0 record with eight wins against Russia. Since the start of the 2017 ParaVolley Pan Am Championships, the U.S. is 51-1 overall with its only loss coming to Russia in the World ParaVolley World Championship gold-medal match in the final contest of 2018.
About Team USA Awards
Each National Governing Body may nominate one female, one male and one team per discipline. An internal nominating committee selects five nominees from both the male and female categories, and three from the team category to advance to the voting round. Votes received from NGB representatives and select members of the media account for 50% of the final tally, with the other half determined by online fan voting.