U.S. Women's Siitting players competing at the World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 7, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team finished pool play undefeated after sweeping Slovenia on Monday (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) at the World ParaVolley World Championship in Sarajevo.

Since they won their pool, the U.S. Women get Tuesday off and will play Germany (1-3) at in the quarterfinals at 4:45 a.m. CT on Wednesday. The other women’s pool winners were Brazil (3-0) and Rwanda (3-0).

The U.S. Women led Slovenia in kills (36-19) and aces (10-3) and the teams tied in blocks (8-8).

Outside hitter Whitney Dosty led all scorers with 16 points on nine kills, a match-high five aces and two blocks.

Middle blocker Lora Webster added 11 points on five kills, a match-high five blocks and one ace.

Opposite Heather Erickson scored 11 points on 10 kills and one ace. Outside hitter Monique Matthews scored nine points on seven kills and two aces. She led the team in receptions with 14: 43 percent positive.

Middle Tia Edwards started the first and third sets and scored four points on three kills and one block. Middle Nicky Nieves started the second set for Edwards and scored a point with a kill.

Setter Lexi Shifflett scored one point on a kill and set the team to a .299 hitting efficiency. Slovenia hit .133. Libero Bethany Zummo tallied 10 receptions: 40 percent positive. Libero Sydney Satchel started the second set for Zummo. Emma Schieck also played as a substitute.

Matches are being live streamed on the World ParaVolley YouTube Channel.

U.S. Women’s Sitting Team Roster for the World Championship

No. Name (Position, Ht., Hometown, Region)
Lora Webster (MB, 5-11, Point Lookout, N.Y., Garden Empire)
Bethany Zummo (L, 5-3, Dublin, Calif., Northern California)
Lexi Shifflett-Patterson (S, 5-4, Waseca, Minn., North Country)
Maddy Ball (OH, 5-7, Delray Beach, Fla., Florida)
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)
13 Gia Cruz (S, 5-5, San Antonio, Texas, Lone Star)
14 Kaleo Kanahele Maclay (S, 5-6, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oklahoma)
16 Nicky Nieves (MB/OH, 5-10, Kissimmee, Fla., Florida)
18 Courtney Baker (OH, 5-9, Crofton, Ky., Pioneer)

Head Coach: Bill Hamiter
Assistant Coach: Michelle Goodall
Assistant Coach: Jeffery Hicks
Athletic Trainer: Kat King
Team Manager: Patrick Lawrence
Sport Psychologist: Adam O’Neil

U.S. Women’s Sitting Team Schedule for the World Championship
(Subject to change; All times CT)

Nov. 4: USA def Iran 3-1 (25-13, 25-12, 20-25, 25-16)
Nov. 6: USA def Canada 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-12, 15-7)
Nov. 7: USA def Slovenia 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-17)
Nov. 9: Quarterfinals: USA v Germany at 4:45 a.m.
Nov. 10 Semifinals and classification matches
Nov. 11 Playoffs and Medal matches