Eight Olympians Highlight Women’s VNL Roster

USA Volleyball announces its 30- player Women’s National Team canon for the 2023 Volleyball Nations League( VNL).

Volleyball Nations League is the world’s premier periodic transnational inner volleyball event. The top 16 brigades in the world play four matches a week for three weeks of primary competition. The top eight brigades at the end of the overtures will go to the Final Round.

The United States will host the 2023 Women’s VNL Final Round on July 12- 16 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, which means theU.S. automatcially qualifies.

Fourteen players from the canon of 30 will be named to travel to each week’s primary round matches.

Eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold losers return to theU.S. canon for 2023 led by outside megahit Jordan Larson, a three- time Olympian who was the MVP in Tokyo.

She’s joined on the canon by Olympic outside megahit Kelsey( Robinson) Cook, middle blockers Chiaka Ogbogu and Haleigh Washington, setter Micha Hancock, contraries Annie Drews and Jordan Thompson and libero Justine Wong- Orantes.

Athletes on theU.S. Women’s canon with former VNL experience are outside blockbuster Kara Bajema, Ali Frantti, Simone Lee and Kathryn Plummer, middles Brionne Butler, Anna( Stevenson) Hall and Dana Rettke, contrary Danielle Cuttino, setters Lauren Carlini and Jenna Gray, and liberos Morgan Hentz and Kendall White.

Beginners to the VNL are outside blockbuster Roni Jones- Perry, Khalia Lanier and Avery Skinner, middles, Madeleine Gates, Danielle Hart and Asjia O’Neal, contrary Stephanie Samedy, setters Ashley Evans and Tori Dilfer- Stringer, and libero Brooke Nuneviller.

The platoon is led by Head Coach Karch Kiraly, a three- time Olympian and three- time gold semifinalist as a player who took over as head trainer of theU.S. Women in 2013.

Kiraly’s first adjunct is Tama Miyashiro, who won a tableware order as a libero with the 2012U.S. Olympic Team. The alternate sidekicks will be Marv Dunphy, Alfee Reft and Erin Virtue.

TheU.S. Women are the reigning Olympic titleholders and rankedNo. 4 in the world. They’ve won the VNL three times( 2018, ’ 19, ’ 21) since its commencement in 2018.

Head Coach: Kiraly Karch
Assistant Coach: Miyashiro Tama
Second Assistant Coaches: Dunphy Marv, Reft AlfeeVirtue Erin
Performance Analyst: Verhoek Rianne
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer: Kessans Kara
Team Doctor: Boyajian-O’Neill Lori, Briner William, Suchy James, Yim Eugene
Consultant Coach: Enquist Sue, Stanfill Katy
Team Manager: Burkholder Dana, Pawlikowski Coley
Sports Dietitian: Hueglin Shawn
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Siakel Brandon

U.S. Women’s Preliminary Roster for 2023 VNL
No. Name (Pos., Ht., Hometown, College, USAV Region)

Hancock Micha (S, 5-11, Edmond, Okla., Penn State Univ., Oklahoma)
White Kendall (L, 5-5, Zionsville, Ind., Penn State, Hoosier)
Wong-Orantes Justine (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
Frantti Ali (OH, 6-1, Spring Grove, Ill., Penn State, Great Lakes)
Hentz Morgan (L, 5-9, Lakeside Park, Ky., Stanford Univ., Pioneer)
Carlini Lauren (S, 6-2, Aurora, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
8  Butler Brionne (MB, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, Univ. of Texas, Lone Star)
10 Larson Jordan (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Univ. of Nebraska, Great Plains)
11 Drews Annie (Opp, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ., Hoosier)
12 Thompson Jordan (Opp, 6-4, Edina, Minn., Univ. of Cincinnati, North Country)
14 Stevenson Anna (MB, 6-2, Laurens S.C., Univ. of Louisville, Palmetto)
15 Washington Haleigh (MB, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ., Rocky Mountain)
16 Rettke Dana (MB, 6-8, Riverside, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
18 Bajema Kara (OH, 6-2, Lynden, Wash., Univ. of Washington, Puget Sound)
19 Gray Jenna (S, 6-1, Shawnee, Kan., Stanford Univ., Heart of America)
20 Cuttino Danielle (Opp, 6-4, Indianapolis, Ind., Purdue, Hoosier)
21 Lee Simone (OH, 6-1, Menomonee Falls, Wis., Penn State, Badger)
22 Plummer Kathryn (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Stanford, Southern California)
23 Robinson Kelsey (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
24 Ogbogu Chiaka (MB, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas, North Texas)
25 Nuneviller Brooke (OH, 5-11, Chandler, Ariz., Univ. of Oregon, Arizona)
26 O’Neal Asjia (MB, 6-3, Southlake, Texas, Univ. of Texas, North Texas)
27 Skinner Avery (OH, 6-1, Katy, Texas, Baylor, Lone Star)
28 Evans Ashley (S, 6-1, Liberty Township, Ohio, Purdue, Ohio Valley)
29 Lanier Khalia (OH, 6-2, Scottsdale, Ariz., Univ. of Southern California, Arizona)
30 Hart Danielle (MB, 6-4, Virginia Beach, Va., Univ. of Wisconsin, Old Dominion)
31 Jones-Perry Roni (OH, 6-0, West Jordan, Utah, BYU, Intermountain)
34 Samedy Stephanie (Opp, 6-2, Clermont, Fla., Univ. of Minnesota, Florida)
35 Dilfer-Stringer Tori (S, 5-11, Los Gatos, Calif., Univ. of Louisville, Northern California)
36 Gates Madeleine (MB, 6-3, San Diego, Calif., Stanford, Southern California)

U.S. Women’s Schedule for the 2023 VNL
All matches will be broadcast on volleyballworld.tv

Week 1 (all times PT) at Antalya, Türkiye
May 31 at 7 a.m. USA vs Serbia
June 2 at 10 a.m. USA vs Italy
June 3 at 7 a.m. USA vs Korea
June 4 at 10 a.m. USA vs Türkiye

Week 2 at Brasilia, Brazil
June 13 at 1:30 p.m. USA vs Croatia
June 15 at 10 a.m. USA vs Thailand
June 17 at 1:30 p.m. USA vs Japan
June 18 at 6 a.m. USA vs Brazil

Week 3 at Suwon, Korea
June 27 at 11:30 p.m. USA vs Poland
June 28 at 11:30 p.m. USA vs Bulgaria
July 1 at 1:30 a.m. USA vs Germany
July 2 at 1:30 a.m. USA vs China

Final Round on July 12-16 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas

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