The U.S. Women’s National Team Returns To The Court This April

Feb. 07, 2020, 11:37 a.m. (ET)


The U.S. Women's National Team last competed at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. 

Almost eight months after competing at the Pan American Games, the U.S. Women’s National Team is on the road again to start their preparation for their next international competitions.

The U.S. Women’s National Team had the pleasure to be invited by the club of TV-Hannover Badenstedt in Germany from April 6th to April 8th and by the Luxembourg Handball Federation from April 9th to April 12th to play a number of international friendly games.

USA Team Handball (USATH) is pleased to announce the athletes and staff selected for this event.

These are the selected athletes and their alternates (in alphabetical order):

Name

Position

Age

International Matches

Club/Team

ANDERSEN Nicole

Left Back

23

40

Hellerup IK, Denmark

BRITTAIN Abigail

Left Wing

22

2

Auburn, USA

BROWN Cecilie

Left Back

19

0

IL Røyken og Spikkestad, Norway

BUTLER Ashley

Right Back

21

32

HSG Hude / Falkenburg, Germany

GASCON Sarah

Pivot

38

102

Team Rogue, USA

HELMER Olivia

Left Wing

18

5

Chicago, USA

JOHANSSON Emilie

Center Back

19

0

VasterasIrsta HF, Sweden

MYRMO Emily

Goalkeeper

19

4

Haslum IL, Norway

NESPER Eden

Right Wing

15

5

TV Hannover-Badenstedt, Germany

PIERRE Dyana

Right Back

26

0

OSSG (Basket), France

RHOADS Jence

Center Back

31

68

Team Rogue, USA

SCHULTZE Karen

Pivot

20

0

TV Roetgen, Germany

TAYLOR Julia

Right Back

30

75

Aulnay, France

TRAWALLY Aminata

Right Wing

17

0

Noisy-le-Grand, France

VALLONE Maria

Left Wing

28

35

Team Rogue, USA

WHEELER Sanna

Goalkeeper

18

11

Drøbak Frogn idrettslag, Norway

List of staff:

Name

Position

LATULIPPE Christian

Head Coach

ROT Craig

Assistant Coach

DARLING Kathy

Assistant Coach

WAGNER Sylvie

Certified Athletic Trainer

BERNA Mathis

Sport Management Assistant


ABOUT USA TEAM HANDBALL (USATH):

USA Team Handball (USATH) is the U.S. National Governing Body for the Olympic discipline of Team Handball, and is responsible for the development of grassroots programs, preparation of national teams for international competition - including the Pan American and Olympic Games - as well as the day-to-day oversight of the sport of team handball in the United States. The mission of USATH is to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of team handball at all levels domestically, and to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win medals in international and Olympic competition. USATH is a member of the International Handball Federation, the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation, and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit the federation at www.usateamhandball.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contact: Melissa Zhang | (508) 768-5649 | Melissa.Zhang@usateamhandball.org