U.S. Women Finalize 25-Player VNL Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, May 13, 2019 – The U.S. Women's National Team has announced its 25-player roster for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, the premier annual international volleyball tournament. Team USA won the inaugural Volleyball Nations League last year.

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly and his staff have chosen the following players for the Volleyball Nations League roster:

  • Setters (4): Lauren Carlini, Micha Hancock, Carli Lloyd, Jordyn Poulter

  • Liberos (2): Megan Courtney, Mary Lake

  • Middles (7): Rachael Adams, Tori Dixon, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Chiaka Ogbogu, Dana Rettke, Hannah Tapp, Haleigh Washington

  • Outsides (8): Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Mikaela Foecke, Kim Hill, Madi Kingdon Rishel, Jordan Larson, Simone Lee, Kelsey Robinson, Sarah Wilhite Parsons

  • Opposites (4): Danielle Cuttino, Annie Drews, Karsta Lowe, Jordan Thompson

The VNL, a 16-country league for both genders, includes 15 pool play matches for each country spread over five consecutive weeks with four pods of four teams competing in round-robin action every week. The top five teams from the preliminary round will compete in the VNL Final Six along with host China from July 3-7 with the winner receiving $1 million.

Each country can designate 14 players from the 25-player roster to compete in each preliminary week and the Final Six. Rosters can change each week upon discretion of the coaching staff.

The U.S. Women hosts No. 9 Korea on June 4, No. 13 Germany on June 5 and No. 4 Brazil on June 6. All matches will be played at the 15,500-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena.