Poulter Named to US Women’s Volleyball Roster for 2022 VNL

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. † Former Illinois volleyball All-American and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Poulter has been named to the US Women’s National Team’s 25-athlete roster for Volleyball Nations League (VNL) 2022.

The US Women are the three-time defending VNL champions as well as the 2020 Olympic gold medalists and the No. 1-ranked team in the world.

Poulter is one of eight players on the roster that return from the group that won the VNL Final Round in 2021 and later that summer took the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Fourteen players from the 25-player list will be chosen for each week’s travel roster. The US Women’s first preliminary VNL round will be May 31-June 5 at Brookshire Grocery Arena in Bossier City, La.

They will move on to play preliminary rounds in Quezon City, Philippines and Calgary, Canada. The finals will be July 13-17 in Ankara, Turkey.

Karch Kiraly, in his 10th year as Women’s National Team head coach, will lead the team along with former Illini standout Erin Virtue serving as an assistant coach alongside Tama Miyashiro and Alfee Reft, who also served as an Illini volleyball assistant during the 2018 and 2019 season.

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US Women’s National Team VNL 2022 Roster
# – Name (Position, Height, Hometown, College)

1 – Micah Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Okla., Penn State Univ.)
2 – Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois)
3 – Kathryn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Stanford Univ.)
4 – Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
5 – Morgan Hentz (L, 5-9, Lakeside Park, Ky., Stanford Univ.)
6 – Tori Dixon (M, 6-3, Burnsville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
7 – Lauren Carlini (S, 6-2, Aurora, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin)
8 – Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Stewartville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
9 – Madi Kingdon Rishel (OH, 6-1, Phoenix, Ariz., Univ. of Arizona)
10 – Brionne Butler (MB, 6-4, Kendleton, Texas, Univ. of Texas)
11 – Annie Drews (Opp, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ.)
12 – Jordan Thompson (Opp, 6-4, Edina, Minn., Univ. of Cincinnati)
13 – Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
15 – Haleigh Washington (M, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ.)
16 – Dana Rettke (MB, 6-8, Riverside, Ill., Univ. of Wisconsin)
17 – Dani Drews (OH, 6-0, Sandy, Utah, Univ. of Utah)
18 – Kara Bajema (OH, 6-2, Lynden, Wash., Univ. of Washington)
19 – Jenna Gray (S, 6-1, Shawnee, Kan., Stanford Univ.)
20 – Danielle Cuttino (Opp, 6-4, Indianapolis, Ind., Purdue Univ.)
22 – Kendall White (L, 5-5, Zionsville, Ind., Penn State)
23 – Kelsey Robinson (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
24 – Chiaka Ogbogu (M, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas)
30 – Ali Frantti (OH, 6-1, Spring Grove, Ill., Penn State)
31 – Anna Stevenson (MB, 6-2, Laurens SC, Univ. of Louisville)
33 – Nia Reed (Opp, 6-1, Fort Lee, NJ, Penn State)

Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Erin Virtue, Tama Miyashiro, Alfee Reft
Performance Analyst: Brian Hurler
Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer: Kara Kessans
Team Doctor: Christopher Lee
Consultant Coach: Sue Enquist
Team Manager: Coley Pawlikowski
Sports Dietitian: Shawna Hueglin
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Brandon Siakel

2022 U.S. Women’s VNL Schedule (All times PDT)
Week 1 – Bossier City, LA.
Tuesday, May 31
6 p.m. USA vs. Dominican Republic

Friday, June 3
6 p.m. USA vs. Canada

Saturday, June 4
6 p.m. USA vs. Brazil

Sunday, June 5
1pm Japan vs. USA

Week 2 – Quezon City, Philippines
Wednesday, June 15
12 a.m. USA vs. Bulgaria

Thursday, June 16
8pm USA vs Poland

Saturday, June 18
4 am USA vs China

Sunday, June 19
12 am USA vs Thailand

Week 3 – Calgary, Canada
Wednesday, June 29
7pm USA vs Belgium

Thursday, June 30
7pm USA vs Serbia

Saturday, July 2
1pm USA vs Turkey

Sunday, July 4
1pm USA vs Germany

Finals: July 13-17 in Ankara, Turkey

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