Overview

Team profile

USA

After three straight wins from 2010-12, the United States failed to make the podium at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in the next two editions. In 2014, USA finished sixth for the second consecutive year, but coach Karch Kiraly helped them to bounce back in spectacular fashion by winning the FIVB Volleyball World Championship. Kiraly’s magic helped the team succeed in their quest for a sixth World Grand Prix triumph in the following year in Omaha, then to seize qualification for Rio 2016 through the continental tournament.

In 2013 the US were sixth in the World Grand Prix yet were able to take the silver medal at the World Grand Champions Cup. Since finishing runners-up at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, they have never been out of the top two places in the FIVB world rankings. They displaced Brazil at No.1 following their silver medal at the 2011 World Cup. The South Americans regained top spot in September 2013 after they ended USA’s three-season reign as World Grand Prix champions. But USA took the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championships in September 2013 and returned to the top of the rankings after winning World Championship gold in Italy in 2014.

Coach

Kiraly, Karch

Kiraly, Karch

Volleyball legend Charles ‘Karch’ Kiraly, widely considered the best player of all time, was promoted from assistant to head coach of the US women’s team in 2012. His first two years as coach in the World Grand Prix helped USA earn two sixth place finishes. Their first World Grand Prix gold medal came last year in Omaha, on home soil. Kiraly also found success as a coach in other tournaments, leading the United States to gold at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship and wins at the Pan American Cup and the NORCECA Continental Championship in 2013. As a player, Kiraly is the only player to have won Olympic gold in both indoor and beach volleyball.

Staff

  • Team Manager Stitz Jr., James
  • Assistant coach Morrison, Jamie
  • Second Assistant Coach Black, Thomas
  • Doctor Boyajian-O'neill, Lori
  • Physiotherapist Wosmek, Jill

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
USA
9 8 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 24 25 5 5.000 739 603 1.225
2
China
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 23 24 6 4.000 701 591 1.186
3
Russia
9 8 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 23 26 10 2.600 833 738 1.128
4
Brazil
9 7 2 3 4 0 1 0 1 22 23 10 2.300 779 674 1.155
5
Netherlands
9 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 15 17 14 1.214 709 706 1.004
6
Serbia
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 836 854 0.978
7
Italy
9 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 13 19 19 1.000 840 818 1.026
8
Japan
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 12 16 19 0.842 776 783 0.991
9
Turkey
9 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 13 21 0.619 719 773 0.930
10
Thailand
9 2 7 0 1 1 0 1 6 5 7 24 0.291 611 744 0.821
11
Belgium
9 1 8 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 8 25 0.320 668 771 0.866
12
Germany
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 27 0.148 610 766 0.796

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