USA Volleyball Releases Women’s World Champs Roster

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FIVB Women's World Championship trophy

The 14-athlete Women’s World Championship roster features many of the same players as the World Grand Prix roster. However, Christa Dietzen (ne Harmotto) is back in the lineup after celebrating her marriage on June 28 as is outside Nicole Fawcett who was also absent from the Grand Prix roster.

Competition kicks off on Sept. 23 in Verona, Italy, where the U.S. will face Russia, Thailand, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, and Mexico in Pool C. Team USA will need to place in the top four in its pool to advance to the next round and the record from the first round will carry over, so every game counts.

The second round will begin Oct. 1 and only the top three teams from will advance to the Final Round Oct. 8-10. Semifinals will be played Oct. 11 and the medal matches on Oct. 12.

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U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship

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Name Position Height College
Rachael Adams Middle Blocker 6-2 Texas
Foluke Akinradewo Middle Blocker 6-3 Stanford
Kayla Banwarth Libero 5-10 Nebraska
Nicole Davis Libero 5-4 USC
Christa Dietzen Middle Blocker 6-2 Penn State
Tori Dixon Middle Blocker 6-3 Minnesota
Nicole Fawcett Opposite 6-4 Penn State
Alisha Glass Setter 6-0 Penn State
Kristin Hildebrand Outside Hitter 6-1 Stanford
Kim Hill Outside Hitter 6-4 Pepperdine
Jordan Larson-Burbach Outside Hitter 6-2 Nebraska
Kelly Murphy Opposite 6-2 Florida
Kelsey Robinson Outside Hitter 6-2 Nebraska
Courtney Thompson Setter 5-8 Washington

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