COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2012) – Fresh off its silver medal win at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball team was back in the gym on Nov. 8-11 for a training camp at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Seven of the 11 athletes from the London roster were joined by three members from the National Sitting Team roster and five A2 team players.
As part of the camp, UCO held a “welcome-back” dinner for the silver medalists to honor their achievement in London.
“It was great to have most of the team back from London,” Head Coach Bill Hamiter (Bethany, Okla.) said. “The ladies are certainly committed to continuing their success, and are ready to start working towards Rio 2016.”
The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team will hold a camp on Dec. 12-15 in Louisville, Ky. in association with the 2012 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Championship and the AVCA Convention. Besides training, team members and staff will participate in various activities at the two events.
U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Training Camp Roster
Nov. 8-11 in Edmond, Okla.
No Name (Hometown/Current Town)
2 Bethany Zummo (Dublin, Calif./UCO Resident Athlete)
5 Katie Holloway (Lake Stevens, Wash./UCO Resident Athlete)
6 Heather Erickson (Fayetteville, N.C./UCO Resident Athlete)
7 Monique Burkland (Ardmore, Okla./UCO Resident Athlete)
8 Nicky Nieves (Kissimmee, Fla./UCO Resident Athlete)
10 Kari Miller (Washington D.C./UCO Resident Athlete)
13 Nichole Millage (Champaign, Ill./UCO Resident Athlete)
14 Kaleo Kanahele (Edmond, Okla./Edmond, Okla.)
16 Angela DeHaan (Yuba City, Calif./Yuba City, Calif.)
Lexi Shifflet (Waseca, Minn.)/Waseca, Minn.)
Mariah Alexander (Spokane, Wash./Tucson, Ariz.)
Breanna McMahon (Orlando, Fla./Brevard, N.C.)
Alexis Johnson (Poway, Calif./Poway, Calif.)
Cali Overcast (Colorado Springs, Colo./Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Head Coach – Bill Hamiter
Assistant Coach – Jamie Aweau
Athletic Trainers – Brian Choate & Kazuma Akehi
Coordinator – Elliot Blake