U.S Women’s Volleyball Named in Olympic Squad – 4 Olympic silver medalists and eight newcomers will encompass the 2016 U.S Olympic women’s volleyball team that is to look for its first gold medal after engaging silver in the past two Olympic sports meeting. The foremost team of London 2012 Olympic includes silver medalists Courtney Thompson at setter, middles folk Akinradewo, outside hitter Jordan Larson and Christa Dietzen.
They will be together for the first time as Olympic nominees with Rachael Adams at middle; outside hitters Kelsey Robinson and Kim Hill; opposites Kelly Murphy and karrsta Lowe; setter Carli Lloyd and Alisha glass; and libero Kayla Banwarth.
At present ranked as number one in the globe, the U.S women are on a roll heading into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, having won 6 of their last eight matches, most recently lessening one put short of protecting their FIVB world grand Prix label after taking silver to Olympic host Brazil. Last year’s impressive Prix title was just one jewel in a top crafted in the past 2 years under the direction of top coach Karch kiraly.
U.S team has affluence of success that contradicts its youth
Ten of twelve players on the Olympic roster contributed to the historic success. The responsibility carried into 2015 with successes at the FIVB globe Grand Prix in Omaha, the Toronto 2015 pan American sports event, the pan American cup and the NORCECA contest. The drive carried into 2016 with a gold medal at the NORCECA Olympic criterion tournament. The only match where the Americans did not get the gold medal was the 2015 world cup; still they made a bronze medal.
The U.S team has a wealth of achievement that believes its youth, with an average age of twenty seven years. Lowe is the youngest member of the squad at at the age of 23, while Thompson, at thirty one, is the oldest. Lowe also has the shortest tenure with the national squad two years, but still it is a key part of the puzzle, having received most valuable players respect at the 2015 grand Prix as a rookie.
A gold medal performance in Rio would make history in the U.S in a pair of various ways. After the past two Olympic Games, it would be the first gold medal. Additionally, it would make Kiraly the first individual to win Olympic volleyball gold both as a coach and a player. He previously has made history as the former player to get Olympic gold in both beach and indoor volleyball tournaments.
Incredible volleyball journeys of Kayla, Jordan, and Kelsey
Kalya, Jordan and Kelsey had unbelievable stories and journeys on their paths in making the Olympic group. Kayla never made all conference; Jordan is a small urban girl from a one stoplight city and Kelsey remake herself when she transferred to Nebraska. Husker nation is very proud for having the three former players to signify the USA in the Olympics game.
The ultimate roster spot went to Thompson, the only player on the roster in her 30s. One somewhat amazing in Tuesday’s announcement comprises the team, which will be made up of with the same athlete USA used in a silver medal presentation at the FIVB world grand prix in Thailand over the weekend.
Adams named to U.S Olympic women’s volleyball team
Texas alum Racheal Adams is simply known as Adam has been named among the twelve participants in the U.S women’s volleyball team roster, announced by USA volleyball. She was recently named as best middle blocker of the 2016 world grand Prix, where team USA achieved the silver medal. The U.S women, who had got a silver medals in the past two Olympic sports and the head at the 1992 Olympic games, have won Olympic qualification in ten of twelve since the sports began in 1964.