FIVB Women's World Championship

Japan

Sept. 29 - Oct. 20, 2018


Japan
Six host cities; final in Yokohama, Japan

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Press Kit for U.S. Women at FIVB World Championship

Schedule

All times Eastern

First Round Pool C in Kobe, Japan
Sept. 29: USA def. Azerbaijan, 29-27, 25-21, 25-21
Sept. 30: USA def. Trinidad & Tobago, 25-11, 25-12, 25-11
Oct. 2: USA def. Korea, 19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-18
Oct. 3: USA def. Thailand, 25-17, 25-16, 23-25, 21-25, 15-11
Oct. 4: USA def. Russia 19-25, 25-20, 26-24, 12-25, 15-11

Second Round Pool F in Osaka, Japan
Oct. 7: USA def. Bulgaria, 25-16, 25-17, 25-11
Oct. 8: USA def. Turkey, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18
Oct. 10: China def. USA, 25-17, 26-24, 25-18
Oct. 11: Italy def. USA, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-16

Third Round at Nagoya, Japan 
Oct. 14: China def. USA, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-9
Oct. 15: Netherlands def. USA, 30-32, 15-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15-9

Fifth-place Match
Oct. 19: USA def. Japan, 25-23, 25-16, 23,25, 25-23 (USA finishes fifth)

News

U.S. Women Defeat Japan to Finish Fifth at Worlds (10/19)
U.S. Women Fall to Dutch, World Title Chase Ends (10/15)
U.S. Women Lose to China, Now in Must-Win Situation (10/14)
U.S. Women Read for Final 6 (10/13)
U.S. Women Lose to Italy, Still Advance to Third Round (10/11)
U.S. Women Fall to China for First Worlds Loss (10/10)
U.S. Women Sweep Turkey for Seventh Worlds Win (10/8)
U.S. Women Sweep Bulgaria, Now 6-0 at Worlds (10/7)
U.S. Women Top Russia in Five at Worlds (10/4)
U.S. Women Block Thailand Upset Bid at Worlds (10/3)
U.S. Women Rally Past Korea 3-1 at Worlds (10/2)
U.S. Women Power Past Trinidad and Tobago at Worlds (9/30)
U.S. Women Sweep Azerbaijan to Open Worlds (9/29)
U.S. Women Set For Worlds Opener vs. Azerbaijan (9/28)
U.S. Women Announce Final Roster for Worlds (9/21)
U.S. Women's Press Kit for World Championship (9/21)
U.S. Women Announce Worlds Prelim Roster (8/23)

Roster

# - Player (Position, Height, College, Hometown)
1 – Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Penn State, Edmond, Okla.)
3 – Carli Lloyd (S, 5-11, California, Bonsall, Calif.)
5 – Rachael Adams (M, 6-2, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio)
6 – Tori Dixon (M, 6-3, Minnesota, Burnsville, Minn.)
8 – Lauren Gibbemeyer (M, 6-2, Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.)
10 – Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Nebraska, Hooper, Neb.)
12 – Kelly Murphy (OPP, 6-2, Florida, Wilmington, Ill.)
13 – Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Minnesota, Eden Prairie, Minn.)
14 – Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (OH, 6-3, Illinois, Champaign, Ill.)
15 – Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, Pepperdine, Portland, Ore.)
16 – Foluke Akinradewo (M, 6-3, Stanford, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
17 – Megan Courtney (L, 6-1, Penn State, Dayton, Ohio)
23 – Kelsey Robinson (L, 6-2, Nebraska, Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
24 – Karsta Lowe (OPP, 6-4, UCLA, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)

Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Luka Slabe, Tama Miyashiro
Technical Coordinator: Jeff Liu
Physiotherapist: Kara Kessans
Team Manager: Jimmy Stitz
Doctors: Dr. Christopher Lee and Lori Boyajian-O’Neill
Consultant Coaches: Marv Dunphy
Scout Coach: Giuseppe Vinci
Mental Performance Coach: Traci Statler