USAV Selects Women's Pan Am Games Roster

By Bill Kauffman ( | June 27, 2019, 10:42 a.m. (ET)

Madi Kingdon Rishel attacks while Sarah Wilhite Parsons awaits a cover that was not needed
Madi Kingdon Rishel (hitting) and Sarah Wilhite Parsons are two of the 12 players selected to represent the U.S. Women at the Pan American Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2019) – USA Volleyball has announced its 12-member women’s indoor volleyball roster that will compete in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The women’s volleyball competition takes place Aug. 7-11.

The U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff has selected four outside hitters, three middle blockers, two opposites, two setters and one libero to represent the United States at the Pan American Games.

Rob Browning, head women’s volleyball coach at Saint Mary’s College (Calif.), has been appointed as head coach for the U.S. team competing at the Pan American Games. He will be assisted by 1984 Olympic silver medalist Laurie Corbelli. Kingdon Rishel will serve as captain of the team.

Team USA, ranked No. 3 in the world by FIVB and reigning Pan American Games champion, is grouped in Pool B with No. 4 Brazil, No. 11 Argentina and No. 13 Puerto Rico. Pool A has No. 10 Dominican Republic, No. 18 Canada, No. 27 Peru and No. 29 Colombia.

The U.S. opens round robin pool play on Aug. 7 against Argentina, followed by Puerto Rico on Aug. 8 and Brazil on Aug. 9. Semifinals and classification matches for places five through eight will be held on Aug. 10. The medal-round matches will be held Aug. 11.

The 2019 U.S. Pan American Volleyball Team is subject to approval by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

U.S. Pan American Games Women’s Volleyball Team Roster
# - Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)
2 – Kathryn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, California, Stanford University)
3 – Rhamat Alhassan (M, 6-4, Glenarden, Maryland, University of Florida)
9 – Madi Kingdon Rishel (OH, 6-1, Phoenix, Arizona, University of Arizona)
10 – Gabby Curry (L, 5-8, Buford, Georgia, University of Kentucky)
11 – Madison Lilley (S, 5-11, Overland Park, Kansas, University of Kentucky)
13 – Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
14 – Samantha Seliger-Swenson (S, 5-11, Minnetonka, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
16 – Danielle Cuttino (OPP, 6-4, Indianapolis, Indiana, Purdue University)
19 – Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Stewartville, Minnesota, University of Minnesota)
22 – Kadie Rolfzen (OH, 6-3, Papillion, Nebraska, University of Nebraska)
23 – Krystal Rivers (OPP, 5-11, Birmingham, Alabama, University of Alabama)
24 – Jenna Rosenthal (M, 6-6, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Marquette University)

Head Coach: Rob Browning
Assistant Coaches: Laurie Corbelli
Technical Coordinator: Jon Wong
Team Manager: John Xie

Pan American Games Schedule
Pool A: Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru
Pool B: Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, USA

Pool Play for Team USA (Times Listed As Eastern Time)
Aug. 7: vs. Argentina
Aug. 8: vs. Puerto Rico
Aug. 9: vs. Brazil

Playoff Matches
Aug. 10: Classification Matches for 5th to 8th Place
Aug. 10: Semifinals
Aug. 11: Medal Rounds