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
Setters (4): Lauren Carlini, Micha Hancock, Carli Lloyd,
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,
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.