USA Volleyball Selects Parapan Am Games Rosters

By USA Volleyball | July 17, 2019, 10:57 a.m. (ET)

Sitting volleyball player Nicky Nieves pumps her fist in the air after winning a match at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto.
James Stuck of USA men's sitting volleyball will compete in Lima, Peru, looking for a berth to the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

USA Volleyball has selected its 12-player rosters forming the U.S. women’s and men’s sitting volleyball teams that will compete in the Parapan American Games being held Aug. 23-28 in Lima, Peru.

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team will have 10 players competing at the Parapan American Games who were part of the 2016 Paralympic Games gold-medal team. Veterans include four-time Paralympic Games medalist Lora Webster (Point Lookout, New York) at middle, along with three-time Paralympians Heather Erickson (Fayetteville, North Carolina), Katie Holloway (Lake Stevens, Washington) and Nichole Millage (Champaign, Illinois).

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, has won the past two Parapan American Games in 2011 and 2015.

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team will have eight Paralympians from the 2016 Rio Games. Eric Duda (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Roderick Green (West Monroe, Louisiana), J Dee Marinko (Norman, Oklahoma), Dan Regan (Edmond, Oklahoma), James Stuck (New Kensington, Pennsylvania) and Charlie Swearingen (Gulfport, Mississippi) are all making their third Parapan American Games appearances.

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team won silver at the 2015 Parapan American Games resulting in a berth into the 2016 Paralympic Games. Brazil won the 2015 Parapan Am American Games, but already had secured its 2016 Paralympic berth as the host country.

The U.S. men’s sitting team, ranked No. 8 in the world, can qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Games by winning the Parapan American Games title. The U.S. Women’s Sitting Team has already qualified for the 2020 Paralympic Games by finishing second at last year’s ParaVolley World Championships.

The 2019 U.S. Parapan American Sitting Volleyball Teams are subject to approval by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team
# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown)
1 – Lora Webster (Middle, 5-11, Point Lookout, N.Y.)
2 – Bethany Zummo (Libero, 5-2, Dublin, Calif.)
3 – Lexi Shifflett (Setter, 5-4, Waseca, Minn.)
5 – Katie Holloway (Outside Hitter, 6-3, Lake Stevens, Wash.)
6 – Heather Erickson (Opposite, 5-11, Fayetteville, N.C.)
7 – Monique Burkland (Middle/Outside Hitter, 5-9, Ardmore, Okla.)
10 – Sydney Satchell (Libero, 5-1, Oklahoma City, Okla.)
11 - Jillian Williams (Middle/Opposite, 5-10, Odem, Texas)
13 – Nichole Millage (Opposite/Setter, 5-7, Champaign, Ill.)
14 – Kaleo Kanahele Maclay (Setter, 5-6, Honolulu, Hawaii)
16 – Nicole Nieves (Middle/Outside Hitter, 5-10, Kissimmee, Fla.)
17 – Tia Edwards (Outside Hitter/Middle, 5-7, Skiatook, Okla.)

U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team
# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown)
2 - Dan Regan (Wing, 6-0, Edmond, Okla.)
3 - Nicholas Dadgostar (Libero, 6-0, Sydney, Neb.)
5 - Eric Duda (Setter/Wing, 6-5, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
7 - Stephen Bracken (Wing/Setter, 6-5, Brighton, Colo.)
8 - James Stuck (Setter/Middle, 6-5, New Kensington, Penn.)
11 - Roderick Green (Middle, 6-3, West Monroe, La.)
12 - Patrick Young (Wing, 6-4, Albuquerque, N.M.)
13 - Charlie Swearingen (Wing, 6-3, Gulfport, Miss.)
14 - John Kremer (Libero, 5-9, Buford, Ga.)
15 - Chris Seilkop (Wing, 6-6, Deland, Fla.)
17 - Zach Upp (Wing, 6-5, Bartlett, Ill.)
18 - J Dee Marinko (Wing, 6-4, Norman, Okla.)