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Champs USA aim to keep winning momentum

 
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 3, 2016 - Twelve teams will compete in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 1 in 2016 hoping to reach the podium in the Group 1 Finals in Bangkok, Thailand from July 6 to 10. With the Group 1 matches beginning on June 9, we take a look at defending champions USA.

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USA – Keeping up the winning momentum

After an impressive performance to claim their first-ever FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship title at Italy 2014, the United States went on to win four gold medals, including the Pan American Games, the NORCECA Championship, the Pan American Cup and the World Grand Prix on home soil in Omaha.

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The following week, they used their home-court advantage and swept all their matches in Omaha, dropping just two sets in the Final Six in a 3-1 (25-17, 25-14, 15-25, 25-18) win over Italy and a 3-1 (26-24, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22) win over Russia.


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Lowe never made the A-team until her junior year of high school. The Southern California native played tennis competitively until high school. She started playing volleyball in 2003 with a local club.

Since the World Grand Prix, Lowe has been one of the most coveted players from the USA team. She currently plays for Fenerbahce Grundig in the Turkish League.

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