Karsta Lowe, above, will return to Rio with Team USA in her first official matches since the 2016 Olympic Games.
The United States lost a friendly to Japan in 4 sets on July 27, 2018.
Madi Kingdon Rishel goes up for a block with Chiaka Ogbogu in the third set of Friday’s friendly match against Japan. Kindgon Rishel had 16 points in a 3-1 defeat for the United States.
On Monday, Team USA released its initial 25-woman roster for the Pan American Cup, including three setters, four liberos, five opposites, six outside hitters and seven middle blockers.
After leaving the U.S. Women’s National Team to attend graduate school, 2016 Olympian Karsta Lowe has announced she missed the sport and will be coming back to the national team.
2015 U.S. Player of the Year Matt Anderson recently helped his club Zenit Kazaan to 2nd place in the FIVB Men’s Club World Championships.