It was an all-around effort with seven players chipping in five or more points for the Americans, who got back on track after Tuesday’s loss with a dominating sweep of South Korea.
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley leads Team USA in scoring through 4 weeks of play at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Since losing to Turkey, the American women have swept their last 7 matches, but will face their toughest challenges yet in week 4 in China
The Americans will carry their week 2 roster for another week as they travel from Tokyo to Thailand.
USA coach Karch Kiraly tabbed a mix of seasoned and newer players, including opposite Annie Drews and middle Lauren Gibbemeyer, to lead the team against Belgium on Thursday and the Americans came through with a dominating sweep, their fourth straight Volleyball Nations League win.
Team USA’s Kelsey Robinson is slotted as a libero for Week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, while Sarah Wilhite has been added to the roster to take Robinson’s place on the outside.
Sarah Wilhite, Madi Bugg and Krystal Rivers have signed with Allianz MTV Stuttgart for the upcoming season.
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.
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The fruits of USA Volleyball’s new partnership with adidas were on full display Thursday as the brand’s Stars Rep Stripes campaign launched and the brand announced the signing of 16 athletes to endorsement deals.