With a roster of 14 players, including a reunited group of seven Olympians, the United States, ranked No. 2 in the world is an odds-on favorite to contend for the Volleyball Nations League title. Despite just a few practices, the players see potential and positivity in their future.
With the opening day of the FIVB Volleyball Nation’s League just one week away, the United States has named its 14-woman roster for week one of the competition. The roster includes seven returning Olympians from the 2016 Games, led by two-time medalist and Nebraska alumna Jordan Larson, who will act as team captain.
2016 USA Volleyball Player of the Year Jordan Larson (above, center) didn’t play in last year’s World Grand Prix, but is on the pre-cut roster for this summer’s inaugural Volleyball Nations League.
Nebraska has won two titles in three years and made three straight Final Fours. That success was fueled by watching Penn State dominate the sport for eight years.
Although plenty of Huskers experienced both National Championships, the 2017 bunch saw many differences from 2015 Nebraska.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will host a weekend of the newly formed FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Lincoln, Nebraska from May 15-17.
High flying opposite Ben Patch will start his pro career in Italy – one of 299 Americans starting the season abroad this season.f.
Team USA will take on the defending Olympic champions, China, in their opening match of the 2017 World Grand Champions Cup.
Team USA has announced their 14 player roster for the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup that will be held in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan from September 5-10.
Team USA has announced their preliminary roster for the World Grand Champions Cup.