The experienced roster announced Monday by USA Volleyball will again be led head coach John Speraw, who has been leading the program since 2013 and will be coaching in his second Olympic Games. Speraw was an assistant at the 2008 and 2012 Games. The U.S. has medaled in two of the three Games with him on the bench and will look to live up to its world No. 3 ranking in Tokyo.
“We had some really difficult decisions to make,” Speraw said to USA Volleyball in a news release. “Team USA over the last four or five years has become deeper. The discussions about whom to take on this team involved the performances during (FIVB Volleyball Nations League) as well as what these players bring as teammates and competitors.”
Here’s a closer look at the 12 competitors who will be looking to bring home hardware in Tokyo.