U.S. Women field strong at NORCECA Championship
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 6, 2019 - The U.S.
Women’s National Team, ranked No. 2 in the world, has set
its roster for the biennial NORCECA Women’s Continental
Championship scheduled for Oct. 8-13 in San Juan, Puerto
Rico. The NORCECA event crowns the best team from North
American, Central America and the Caribbean every two years.
U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch
his staff have selected the same 14 players who just won
silver at the FIVB World Cup in Japan a week ago.
Outsides (4): Michelle
Opposites (2): Annie
Middles (4): Tori
Setters (2): Lauren
Liberos (2): Megan
The U.S. is grouped in the four-team Pool B. The Americans
face Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 8 at 4 p.m., followed by
Mexico on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Team USA faces rival Dominican
Republic to conclude pool play on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
The winner of the four-team pool advances directly to the
semifinals on Oct. 12, while the second- and- third-place
teams of both Pools A and B compete in the quarterfinals on
Oct. 11. The medal-round matches are scheduled for Oct. 13.
Team USA concluded the World Cup with a 10-1 record, its
sole loss being to gold-medalist China earlier in the round
Following its World Cup performance, the Americans are 40-6
in tournament play in 2019, including gold medals in the
FIVB Volleyball Nations Leagues (premier annual
international competition) and Pan American Cup (North and
South America yearly competition). The U.S. also qualified
for the 2020 Olympic Games by winning its four-team Tokyo
Qualification Tournament pool on home soil in August.
"I think this summer has been really exciting for our team
with new and younger faces getting an opportunity to play at
a high level," Robinson said. "I think we have a lot of
potential and room for growth. We have NORCECA to go back to
and I think we can be a great team come 2020.”