After opening practice on May 1, the U.S. Women’s National Team will see its first action outside of the practice gym, when it plays the first of four scheduled Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmages Friday in Murrieta, California.
The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. PT at Murrieta Mesa High School, will offer fans their first look at the team in a match setting. Team USA is slated for a friendly match with the Canadian National Team on June 13, the 2017 USA Volleyball Cup, August 27-29, and the FIVB Grand Champions Cup in Japan in September.
Other intrasquad events scheduled are scheduled for May 19 (St. Margaret’s Episcopal School), May 26 (Santiago Canyon College; Orange, California), and June 2 (Kennedy High School; La Palma, California). The May 26 scrimmage is a doubleheader with the U.S. Men’s National Team.
Several notable members of the Team USA roster are not yet in camp as they continue international competition.
Outside hitter Kim Hill is still abroad, playing with her club team VakifBank Istanbul in the 2017 Club World Championships, which began May 9 in Kobe, Japan. Middle blocker Rachael Adams and outside Jordan Larson are with Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul at Worlds, while middle Foluke Akinradewo is representing her Volero Zurich squad.
- May 12: at Murrieta Mesa High School (Murrieta, California), 7 p.m. PT
- May 19: at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School (San Juan Capistrano, California), 7 p.m. PT
- May 26: at Santiago Canyon College (Orange, California), 6 p.m. PT (doubleheader with U.S. Men’s National Team)
- June 2: at Kennedy High School (La Palma, California), 7 p.m. PT