Team USA has a clean route for a 5-0 pool run, if its plays at its peak and do not underestimate its opponents
With the FIVB World Championships just over a month away, U.S. Women’s National team head coach Karch Kiraly announced a preliminary 22-woman roster on Thursday.
After posting a four set win on Sunday, the United States women’s national team made short work of Brazil in the second of four friendlies on Tuesday.
Sarah Wilhite (above), Rachael Adams, and Lauren Gibbemeyer each had 3 stuffs as the USA defense held Brazilian star Tandara Caixeta in check on Sunday in Brasilia.
Karsta Lowe, above, will return to Rio with Team USA in her first official matches since the 2016 Olympic Games.
Looking at the numbers from just the final round, China’s Zhu Ting, who was in and out of the lineup during the preliminary matches, posted the highest scoring tally with 87 points
After leading Team USA to gold in the first-ever FIVB Nations League gold medal match, Michelle Bartsch-Hackley was named MVP of the tournament.
Kimberly Hill led the way for the U.S. for the match and in the comeback to overcome Turkey for Gold on the final day of the 2018 VNL.
It’s become clear that the American’s path to gold is the right arm of Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (#14).