Tuesday, 23 Jul 2024

Eight Olympians Highlight Women’s VNL Roster

USA Volleyball recently announced its 30-player Women’s National Team roster for the 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL). This prestigious international indoor volleyball tournament features the top 16 teams in the world, who play four matches a week for three weeks in the preliminary competition. The top eight teams at the end of the preliminaries will advance to the Final Round.

The United States will host the 2023 Women’s VNL Final Round on July 12-16 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, guaranteeing their qualification. Fourteen players from the roster of 30 will be selected to travel to each week’s preliminary round matches.

Notably, the U.S. roster for 2023 includes eight Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalists, such as three-time Olympian Jordan Larson, who was also the MVP in Tokyo. The team is led by Head Coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist.

Other experienced athletes on the roster include previous VNL participants and newcomers to the VNL. The U.S. Women’s team is the reigning Olympic champion and ranked No. 4 in the world. They have won the VNL three times since its inception in 2018.

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FAQs

What is the Volleyball Nations League (VNL)?

The Volleyball Nations League (VNL) is an annual international indoor volleyball tournament. It features the top 16 teams in the world, who compete in four matches per week for three weeks in the preliminary competition. The top eight teams at the end of the preliminaries advance to the Final Round.

Who is leading the U.S. Women’s National Team?

The U.S. Women’s National Team is led by Head Coach Karch Kiraly, who is a three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist. He took over as head coach of the U.S. Women in 2013. Kiraly’s first assistant is Tama Miyashiro, who won a silver medal as a libero with the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. The second assistants are Marv Dunphy, Alfee Reft, and Erin Virtue.

Summary

USA Volleyball has revealed the Women’s National Team roster for the 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL). This international tournament showcases the world’s top 16 teams competing in a series of matches over three weeks. The United States will host the Final Round in Arlington, Texas, with eight Olympians leading the roster. Head Coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time gold medalist, will guide the team. The U.S. Women’s team has a remarkable track record, being the reigning Olympic champion and having previously won the VNL three times. Exciting matches await as the tournament approaches.