U.S. Women Set Roster of Canada Exhibitions

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | June 11, 2019, 10:11 a.m. (ET)

Simone Lee passing during the 2018 Pan American Cup
Simone Lee is one of 14 players selected to the U.S. Pan American Cup Training Team roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 10, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team will host Canada in a pair of friendly exhibition matches this weekend as both teams prepare for the upcoming Pan American Cup.

The opening exhibition match is scheduled for June 14 at Tustin High School in Tustin, California. The series concludes on June 15 at Murrieta Mesa High School in Murrieta, California. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

General admission is $10, while youth 10-and-under, seniors 60-and-over and military with identification are admitted for $7. Tickets available at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. PT. For the June 15 match, tickets can also be bought in advance by clicking here.

The U.S. 14-player roster includes a mix of veterans, recent college graduates and athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility.

  • Setter (2): Madison Lilley (Overland Park, Kansas), Sam Seliger-Swenson (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
  • Outsides (4): Roni Jones-Perry (West Jordan, Utah), Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin), Kathryn Plummer (Aliso Viejo, California), Kadie Rolfzen (Papillion, Nebraska)
  • Opposites (2): Sherridan Atkinson (Long Beach California), Danielle Cuttino (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Middles (4): Rachael Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio), Brionne Butler (Kendleton, Texas), Jenna Rosenthal (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin), Hannah Tapp (Stewartville, Minnesota)
  • Liberos (2): Gabby Curry (Buford, Georgia), Justine Wong-Orantes (Cypress, California)

Lee and Tapp have already made appearances in this year’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League during the first two weeks. They, along with Adams and Cuttino, remain eligible for the final VNL preliminary week and the Final Six Round.

Rob Browning, head coach at Saint Mary’s College (California), will serve as head coach of the U.S. Pan American Cup Team. He will be assisted by 1984 Olympian Laurie Corbelli and three-time Olympian Tayyiba Haneef-Park. Justin Chang will be the technical coordinator for the team, and John Xie will serve as team leader.

The Pan American Cup will take place July 4-15 in Lima, Peru. Team USA has won the annual event the past two years.

Later this month the U.S. Women’s Pan American Cup Training Team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on June 28 at Irvine Valley College’s Hart Gym. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT after the U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team intrasquad match at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, which open one hour prior to the event.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for Exhibitions versus Canada
Player (Pos, Height, College, Hometown)
4 - Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Nebraska, Cypress, California)
5 - Rachael Adams (M, 6-2, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio)
7 - Sam Seliger-Swenson (S, 5-11, Minnesota, Minnetonka, Minnesota)
10 - Simone Lee (OH, 6-1, Penn State, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin)
19 - Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Minnesota, Stewartville, Minnesota)
26 - Kadie Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Nebraska, Papillion, Nebraska)
29 - Kathyrn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Stanford, Aliso Viejo, California)
30 - Madison Lilley (S, 5-11, Kentucky, Overland Park, Kansas)
32 - Danielle Cuttino (OPP, 6-4, Purdue, Indianapolis, Indiana)
34 - Roni Jones-Perry (OH, 6-0, BYU, West Jordan, Utah)
37 - Sherridan Atkinson (OPP, 6-5, Purdue, Long Beach, California)
38 - Jenna Rosenthal (M, 6-6, Marquette, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
40 - Brionne Butler (M, 6-4, Texas, Kendleton, Texas)
41 - Gabby Curry (L, 5-8, Kentucky, Buford, Georgia)

Head Coach: Rob Browning
Assistant Coaches: Laurie Corbelli, Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Technical Coordinator: Justin Chang
Team Leader: John Xie