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Sept. 21, 2018: U.S. Women's Press Kit for FIVB World Championship

Sept. 21, 2018: U.S. Women Announce Final Roster for World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Experience blended with youth dominates the 14-player U.S. Women’s National Team roster that will defend its FIVB World Championship title won four years ago. And yet, that title four years ago – let alone the two tournament gold medals won in 2018 – mean little when the World Championships begins Sept. 29 in Japan.

U.S. Women's National Team celebrationU.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly and his coaching staff have reduced its preliminary 22-player roster down to the maximum 14-player roster that will travel to Japan. The team leaves for Japan on Sept. 23 to acclimate to the time zone while making final training preparations.

The preliminary roster includes eight players with Olympic Games experience: Adams, Akinradewo (two Olympics), Hill, Larson (two Olympics), Lowe, Lloyd, Murphy and Robinson. Further, Dixon was part of the 2014 World Championship gold-medal team along with Adams, Akinradewo, Hill, Larson, Murphy and Robinson. Hill was selected the most valuable player of the 2014 World Championship in just her second year of international competition.

Related: Team USA World Championship Press Kit | First Round Opponent Capsules |2018 U.S. Women’s Schedule/Results | 2018 U.S. Women’s Season Stats

The FIVB Women’s World Championship, played every four years in the second year of the Olympic quadrennial, is set for Sept. 29 to Oct. 20 in Japan. The Americans begin defense of their 2014 title in Kobe as they face Azerbaijan (Sept. 29), Trinidad & Tobago (Sept. 30), Korea (Oct. 2), Thailand (Oct. 3) and Russia (Oct. 4) in the first-round Pool C. The top four teams in Pool C advance to the second round (Oct. 7-11) in Osaka. The top three teams from the two second round pools move on to the third round held Oct. 14-16 in Nagoya, followed by the semifinals and medal matches on Oct. 19-20 in Yokohama.

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