Kiraly Names US Women’s Volleyball Roster for Rio Games
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Outside hitter Jordan Larson and setter Courtney Thompson of Kent, Washington, have been named to the U.S. women's volleyball roster for the upcoming Rio Olympics by coach Karch Kiraly.
They are joined by middles Foluke Akinradewo and Christa Dietzen as returnees from the team that won the silver medal at the 2012 London Games.
Newcomers on the 12-player roster announced Tuesday include outside hitter Kim Hill of Portland, Oregon and Kelsey Robinson, middle Rachael Adams, opposites Karsta Lowe and Kelly Murphy, setters Alisha Glass and Carli Lloyd and libero Kayla Banwarth.
The top-ranked U.S. team, which has won silver medals at the past two Olympics, opens the tournament on Aug. 6 against Puerto Rico. Brazil is the two-time defending Olympic champion.