USA Women's Team - Summer of 2009

  • 1 – Nicole Vargas (S, 5-8, Seal Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
    2 – Danielle Scott-Arruda (MB, 6-2, Baton Rouge, La., Long Beach State)
    3 – Tayyiba Haneef-Park (OH/OPP, 6-7, Laguna Hills, Calif., Long Beach State)
    4 – Angie Pressey (OH, 5-8, Lake Mary, Fla., California)
    5 – Stacy Sykora (L, 5-10, Burleson, Texas, Texas A&M)
    6 – Nicole Davis (L, 5-6, Stockton, Calif., Southern California)
    7 – Heather Bown (MB, 6-3, Yorba Linda, Calif., Hawaii)
    8 – Cynthia Barboza (OH, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Stanford)
    9 – Jennifer Joines (MB, 6-3, Milpitas, Calif., Pacific)
    10 – Kristin Richards (OH, 6-1, Orem, Utah, Stanford)
    11 – Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Nebraska)
    12 – Nancy Metcalf (OPP, 6-1, Hull, Iowa, Nebraska)
    13 – Tracy Stalls (MB, 6-4, Denver, Colo., Nebraska)
    14 – Heather Hughes (OPP, 6-2, Fallbrook, Calif., Loyola Marymount)
    15 – Courtney Thompson (S, 5-7, Kent, Wash., Washington)
    16 – Christa Harmotto (MB, 6-2, Aliquippa, Pa., Penn State)
    17 – Nellie Spicer (S, 5-10, Barrington, Ill., UCLA)
    18 – Cassie Busse (OPP, 6-1, Prior Lake, Minn., Minnesota)
    19 – Jane Collymore (OH, 5-11, Seattle, Wash., Florida)


    This team will play for the Pan-American Cup and World Championship Qualifier.

    "[size=8]It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)

  • there are lots of missing players. foluke akinradewo,kimberly glass,willoughby,nnamani,mcginnis?


    I think we are missing some key players like Glass, Tom, Willoughby, Nnamani to give Mccutcheon a time to evaluate other up and coming players. I am sure he is up for something...like what he did with the men's team who from placing 10th in '06 World Championships..took home the Olympic Gold Medal 2 years later.


    I am also expecting that Hugh will favor OHs who also possess amazing defense. (Priddy and Salmon-like)

    "[size=8]It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)

  • I'm just thinking Scott-Arruda will play as OH like before. Larson is not that good an attacking option for an open hitter but she is really a solid receiver. If they start Larson, then OH2 needs to be dominant in attacking. I'm thinking they will start,


    Metcalf - Joines - Arruda/Larson
    Haneef-Park - Stalls/Harmoto - Spicer

  • I'm just thinking Scott-Arruda will play as OH like before. Larson is not that good an attacking option for an open hitter but she is really a solid receiver. If they start Larson, then OH2 needs to be dominant in attacking. I'm thinking they will start,


    Metcalf - Joines - Arruda/Larson
    Haneef-Park - Stalls/Harmoto - Spicer


    I think it will be unlikely for Scott-Arruda to again play as OH. She had to before because injuries plagued their Outsides. I think Larson will definitely see the court.

  • Preliminary Roster for the US Women's Team -- 2009 WORLD GRAND PRIX :


    # - Name (Pos, Ht, Hometown, College)
    1 – Nicole Fawcett (OH, 6-4, Zanesville, Ohio, Penn State)
    2 – Elisha Thomas (MB, 6-3, Grass Valley, Calif., Long Beach State)
    3 – Lauren Paolini (MB, 6-4, Ann Arbor, Mich., Texas)
    4 – Angie McGinnis (S, 5-11, Fraser, Mich., Florida)
    5 – Stacy Sykora (L, 5-10, Burleson, Texas, Texas A&M)
    6 – Nicole Davis (L, 5-6, Stockton, Calif., Southern California)
    7 – Angie Pressey (OH, 5-8, Lake Mary, Fla., California-Berkeley)
    8 - Cynthia Barboza (OH, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Stanford)
    9 – Alexis Crimes (MB, 6-3, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Long Beach State)
    10 - Kristin Richards (OH, 6-1, Orem, Utah, Stanford)
    11 - Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Nebraska)
    12 - Nancy Metcalf (OPP, 6-1, Hull, Iowa, Nebraska)
    13 - Tracy Stalls (MB, 6-4, Denver, Colo., Nebraska)
    14 - Heather Hughes (OPP, 6-2, Fallbrook, Calif., Loyola Marymount)
    15 - Courtney Thompson (S, 5-7, Kent, Wash., Washington)
    16 - Christa Harmotto (MB, 6-2, Aliquippa, Pa., Penn State)
    17 - Nellie Spicer (S, 5-10, Barrington, Ill., UCLA)
    18 – Foluke Akinradewo (MB, 6-3, Plantation, Fla., Stanford)
    19 - Jane Collymore (OH, 5-11, Seattle, Wash., Florida)

    "[size=8]It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)

  • I'm sad wont be able to see Logna ehre in Rio in Grand Prix, but I hope she can be bacl to National Team soon....^^


    Yeah, too bad. She's resting an injury she got while playing in Japan. Kim Glass is also injured.

    "[size=8]It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)

  • joanamss, sorry you won't see Tom in Rio. :(


    It's not so bad though. This will give american outside hitters the chance to develop and get international reps. I don't want USA to have to rely on Logan Tom to be competitive in major tournaments. This is an exciting time for young outside hiters!!! :thumbsup:

  • joanamss, sorry you won't see Tom in Rio. :(


    It's not so bad though. This will give american outside hitters the chance to develop and get international reps. I don't want USA to have to rely on Logan Tom to be competitive in major tournaments. This is an exciting time for young outside hiters!!! :thumbsup:


    I agree... This is the best time for american OHs to gather experience in international games. I adore Mccutcheon's effort in developing younger players...

    "[size=8]It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)