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2013 FIVB World Grand Prix

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U.S. Women's Matches in FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round
Aug. 28: Brazil def. United States 25-19, 25-12, 25-10 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 29: Serbia def. United States 25-23, 20-25, 25-18, 25-23 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 30: China def. United States 25-20, 25-23, 25-17 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 31: Italy def. United States 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 16-14 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Sept. 1: United States def. Japan 17-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 15-12 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)

General Event Press Releases
Sept. 1: U.S. Women Edge Japan in Five to Close FIVB World Grand Prix
Aug. 31: U.S. Women Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to Italy in Five
Aug. 30: U.S. Women Fall to China as Olympic Playing Legends Meet for First Time as Head Coach
Aug. 29: U.S. Women Edged by Serbia on Day 2 of World Grand Prix Final Round
Aug. 28: U.S. Women Fall to Brazil in FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Opener
Aug. 27: U.S. Women Prepared for FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round
Aug. 27: Video: Three-Time U.S. Olympian Stacy Sykora Working Final Round for FIVB
Aug. 27: Video: FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Coaches' Press Conference
Aug. 27: Video: How the U.S. Women Use 'Quimple' in Training
Aug. 26: Video: Kristin Hildebrand Speaks on What it Means to Reach the Final Round
Aug. 26: Video: Who has the Best 'Flean' on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team
Aug. 22: U.S. Women Train Jointly with Japan as Both Team Prepare for Final Round
Aug. 22: Video Interview with Jenna Hagglund on Training with Japan in Japan
Aug. 21: Video Interview with Kim Hill
Aug. 21: U.S. Women Training with Shokei Univesity in prep for FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round
Aug. 20: VIDEO: U.S. Women Training at Shokei Gakuin University with New Volleyball Friends, Followers
Aug. 18: Post-Match Video Interviews from U.S. Women After Defeating Bulgaria
Aug. 18: Video: Japanese Fans Say Goodbye and Thank You to U.S. Women, Who Say the Same to Two Staffers
Aug. 18: U.S. Women Edge Bulgaria, Advance to FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round
Aug. 17: Video Interviews with Tama Miyashiro, Christa Harmotto and Karch Kiraly After Win vs Japan
Aug. 17: U.S. Women Block Japan in World Grand Prix, One Step Closer to Final Round
Aug. 16: Video Interviews with Kristin Hildebrand, Alisha Glass and Karch Kiraly After Win vs Czech Republic
Aug. 16: U.S. Women Sweep Czech Republic to Stay in World Grand Prix Final Round Chase
Aug. 15: Gallery Through the Eyes of the Players on the Road for World Grand Prix
Aug. 15: Video: FIVB World Grand Prix Pool M Coaches' Press Conference
Aug. 14: Video on U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Experiencing the Japanese Culture
Aug. 13: Tough Pool Awaits U.S. Women as it Controls Own World Grand Prix Destiny
Aug. 11: Video Interviews: Kelly Murphy and Kristin Hildebrand After U.S. Win Over Serbia
Aug. 11: U.S. Women Edge Previously Undefeated and Host Serbia in Five
Aug. 10: Video: Lauren Gibbemeyer on Reaction to Win over Netherlands, Upcoming Match with Serbia
Aiug. 10: U.S. Women Block Netherlands to Improve to 4-1
Aug. 9: U.S. Women's vs. Algeria Post-Match Video Interviews
Aug. 9: U.S. Women Sweep Algeria to Imrpove to 3-1
Aug. 8: Video Release on U.S. Women Visiting Orphanage for Developmentally Disabled
Aug. 7: Video Release on U.S. Women's Visit to US Ambassador of Serbia
Aug. 6: U.S. Women Take 2-1 Record Into Second Weekend of FIVB World Grand Prix
Aug. 4: Brazil Snaps U.S. Women's World Grand Prix and 2013 Win Streak
Aug. 3: Hildebrand Experiences Unique Situation as U.S. Women Renews Rivalry with Brazil
Aug. 3: U.S. Women Sweep Poland on Strength of FIVB Rookies
Aug. 2: U.S. Women Open FIVB World Grand Prix Title Defense Times Three with 3-1 Win over Russia
July 31: U.S. Women Heading Into FIVB World Grand Prix Not Resting on Laurels of Past Success

Pool A – Campinas, Brazil
Aug. 2: United States def. Russia 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-12 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 3: United States def. Poland 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 4: Brazil def. United States 17-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)

Pool F – Belgrade, Serbia
Aug. 9: United States def. Algeria 25-12, 25-15, 25-11 (Video - HighlightsStats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 10: United States def. Netherlands 25-20, 25-16, 25-12 (Video - Highlights - Stats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 11: United States def. Serbia 25-14, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-12 (Video - HighlightsStats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)

Pool M – Sendai, Japan
Aug. 16: United States def. Czech Republic 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 (Video - HighlightsStats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 17: United States def. Japan 25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18 (Video - HighlightsStats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)
Aug. 18: United States def. Bulgaria 16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-18, 15-8 (Video - HighlightsStats - Press Release/Photo Gallery)

2013 FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round Schedule
Aug. 28: China def. Serbia 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20
Aug. 28: Brazil def. United States 25-19, 25-12, 25-10
Aug. 28: Japan def. Italy 25-18, 25-19, 25-22
Aug. 29: Serbia def. United States 25-23, 20-25, 25-18, 25-23
Aug. 29: China def. Italy 28-30, 25-22, 26-28, 25-13, 15-10
Aug. 29: Brazil def. Japan 25-21, 25-22, 25-17
Aug. 30: China def. United States 25-20, 25-23, 25-17
Aug. 30: Brazil def. Italy 25-16, 26-24, 25-11
Aug. 30: Serbia def. Japan 25-22, 25-17, 25-19
Aug. 31: Italy def. United States 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 16-14
Aug. 31: Brazil def. Serbia 27-25, 25-21, 25-22
Aug. 31: China def. Japan 25-16, 18-25, 26-24, 21-25, 15-13
Sept. 1: Serbia def. Italy 22-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-16, 15-11
Sept. 1: Brazil def. China 25-15, 15-14, 25-20
Sept. 1: United States def. Japan 17-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-17, 15-12

U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team World Grand Prix Preliminary Roster
# - Name (Position, Height, Spike Touch, Block Touch, Hometown, College)
1 - #^$* Alisha Glass (S, 6-0, 10-0, 9-10, Leland, Mich., Penn State University)
2 - Danielle Scott (MB, 6-2, 10-8, 9-11, Baton Rouge, La., Long Beach State University)
3 - ^ Courtney Thompson (S, 5-8, 9-0, 8-8, Kent, Wash., University of Washington)
4 - Sonja Newcombe (OH, 6-1, 10-0, 9-10, Lake Arrowhead, Calif., University of Oregon)
5 - #^$* Tamari Miyashiro (L, 5-7, 9-4, 8-9, Kaneohe, Hawaii, University of Washington)
6 - Nicole Davis (L, 5-4, 9-4, 8-9, Stockton, Calif., University of Southern California)
7 - #^$* Cassidy Lichtman (OH, 6-1, 9-10, 9-2, Poway, Calif., Stanford University)
8 - #^$* Lauren Gibbemeyer (MB, 6-2, 10-1, 9-7, St. Paul, Minn., University of Minnesota)
9 - Alix Klineman (OH, 6-5, 10-7, 9-8, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Stanford University)
10 - #^$* Kristin Hildebrand (OH, 6-1, 9-10, 9-4, Orem, Utah, Stanford University)
11 - Alaina Bergsma (OPP, 6-3, 10-4, 9-10, Chandler, Ariz., University of Oregon)
12 - #^$* Kayla Banwarth (L, 5-10, 9-8, 9-3, Dubuque, Iowa, University of Nebraska)
13 - #^$* Christa Harmotto (MB, 6-2, 10-7, 9-10, Hopewell Township, Pa., Penn State University)
14 - #$* Nicole Fawcett (OPP, 6-4, 10-2, 9-7, Zanesfield, Ohio, Penn State University)
15 - #^$* Kelly Murphy (OPP, 6-2, 10-4, 10-1, Wilmington, Ill., University of Florida)
16 - #^$* Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, 10-6, 10-2, Portland, Ore., Pepperdine University)
17 - #^$* Lauren Paolini (MB, 6-4, 10-5, 9-10, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Texas)
18 - #^$* Regan Hood (OH, 6-2, 10-3, 10-0, Dallas, Texas, LSU)
19 - ^ Juliann Faucette (OPP, 6-2, 10-6. 10-1, San Diego, Calif., University of Texas)
20 - #$* Jenna Hagglund (S, 5-10, 9-7, 9-6, West Chester, Ohio, University of Washington)
21 - Cursty Jackson (MB, 6-2, 10-6, 10-2, Los Angeles, Calif., University of Arizona)
22 - #^$* Rachael Adams (MB, 6-2, 10-5, 10-1, Cincinnati, Ohio, University of Texas)
# - Selected for Week 1 Roster
^ - Selected for Week 2 Roster
$ - Selected for Week 3 Roster
* - Selected for Final Round Roster

Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Reed Sunahara, Tom Black (Weeks 1/2), Cecile Reynaud (Week 3, Final Round)
Technical Coordinator: Joe Trinsey
Athletic Trainer: Jill Wosmek
Team Leader: Cecile Reynaud (Weeks 1/2), Kenny Sullivan (Week 3, Final Round)

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FIVB World Grand Prix Final Preliminary Standings

Rk Code Team Points Matches Results Details Sets Points
Played Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 CHN China 25 9 9   5 2 2       27 6 4.500 775 627 1.236
2 BRA Brazil 23 9 8 1 4 3 1   1   25 8 3.125 786 625 1.258
3 SRB Serbia 23 9 7 2 5 2   2     25 8 3.125 759 640 1.186
4 USA USA 22 9 8 1 4 2 2   1   25 9 2.778 785 648 1.211
5 ITA Italy 21 9 7 2 5 1 1 1 1   24 9 2.667 773 660 1.171
6 JPN Japan 19 9 7 2 3 2 2   1 1 22 12 1.833 792 703 1.127
7 RUS Russia 19 9 7 2 2 2 3 1 1   24 14 1.714 849 783 1.084
8 TUR Turkey 19 9 6 3 4 1 1 2 1   23 12 1.917 809 697 1.161
9 BUL Bulgaria 19 9 6 3 3 2 1 2   1 22 13 1.692 798 719 1.110
10 DOM Dominican Republic 17 9 6 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 21 14 1.500 786 749 1.049
11 GER Germany 16 9 4 5 2 2   4 1   21 17 1.235 852 769 1.108
12 NED Netherlands 12 9 4 5 4       2 3 14 15 0.933 619 599 1.033
13 THA Thailand 10 9 3 6 1 2   1   5 11 20 0.550 671 672 0.999
14 CZE Czech Republic 8 9 2 7 1 1   2 1 4 11 22 0.500 686 760 0.903
15 POL Poland 6 9 2 7 1   1 1 3 3 11 23 0.478 721 769 0.938
16 ARG Argentina 5 9 2 7     2 1 2 4 10 25 0.400 683 815 0.838
17 KAZ Kazakhstan 4 9 1 8   1   1 3 4 8 25 0.320 623 790 0.789
18 PUR Puerto Rico 2 9 1 8     1   2 6 5 26 0.192 568 750 0.757
19 CUB Cuba   9   9         3 6 3 27 0.111 537 734 0.732
20 ALG Algeria   9   9           9   27   312 675 0.462

2013 FIVB World Grand Prix Schedule (all match times local)

Pool A – Campinas, Brazil
Aug. 2: United States def. Russia 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-12
Aug. 2: Brazil def. Poland 21-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20
Aug. 3: Brazil def. Russia 26-28, 26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 15-8
Aug. 3: United States def. Poland 25-22, 25-23, 25-16
Aug. 4: Brazil def. United States 17-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20
Aug. 4: Russia def. Poland 25-21, 22-25, 29-27, 28-30, 15-13

Pool B – San Domingo, Dominican Republic
Aug. 2: Czech Republic vs. Puerto Rico 25-14, 25-20, 25-18
Aug. 2: Serbia def. Dominican Republic 25-13, 25-20, 25-16
Aug. 3: Serbia def. Czech Republic 28-26, 25-18, 25-23
Aug. 3: Dominican Republic def. Puerto Rico 25-14, 26-24, 25-21
Aug. 4: Serbia def. Puerto Rico 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17
Aug. 4: Dominican Republic def. Czech Republic 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18

Pool C – Ankara, Turkey
Aug. 2: Turkey def. Algeria 25-13, 25-18, 25-15
Aug. 2: Japan def. Thailand 25-19, 25-17, 25-21
Aug. 3: Japan def. Algeria 25-10, 25-8, 25-8
Aug. 3: Turkey def. Thailand 25-23, 26-24, 25-22
Aug. 4: Thailand def. Algeria 25-7, 25-14, 25-13
Aug. 4: Japan def. Turkey 25-21, 30-28, 18-25, 25-18

Pool D – Macau, China
Aug. 2: Netherlands def. Cuba 25-20, 25-14, 25-11
Aug. 2: China def. Bulgaria 25-13, 26-24, 25-23
Aug. 3: Bulgaria def. Netherlands 20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-23
Aug. 3: China def. Cuba 25-13, 25-20, 25-15
Aug. 4: Bulgaria def. Cuba 25-8, 25-15, 25-16
Aug. 4: China def. Netherlands 26-24, 19-25, 25-17, 25-17

Pool E – Montichiari, Italy
Aug. 2: Germany def. Kazakhstan 25-23, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17
Aug. 2: Italy def. Argentina 25-21, 25-20, 25-17
Aug. 3: Argentina def. Germany 25-23, 13-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-12
Aug. 3: Italy def. Kazakhstan, 28-26, 25-17, 25-13
Aug. 4: Argentina def. Kazakhstan 15-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20, 15-9
Aug. 4: Italy def. Germany 25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20

Pool F – Belgrade, Serbia
Aug. 9: Serbia def. Netherlands 25-18, 25-16, 25-21
Aug. 9: United States def. Algeria 25-12, 25-15, 25-11
Aug. 10: Serbia def. Algeria 25-11, 25-12, 25-11
Aug. 10: United States def. Netherlands 25-20, 25-16, 25-12
Aug. 11: Netherlands def. Algeria 25-15, 25-7, 25-6
Aug. 11: United States def. Serbia 25-14, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-12

Pool G – Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Aug. 9: Brazil def. Dominican Republic 20-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-18
Aug. 9: Bulgaria def. Puerto Rico 25-21, 25-20, 25-10
Aug. 10: Bulgaria def. Brazil 25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21
Aug. 10: Dominican Republic def. Puerto Rico 25-22, 25-23, 25-20
Aug. 11: Dominican Republic def. Bulgaria 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 28-30, 16-14
Aug. 11: Brazil def. Puerto Rico 25-14, 25-15, 25-17

Pool H – Plock, Poland
Aug. 9: Japan def. Germany 18-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-12
Aug. 9: Poland def. Kazakhstan 25-17, 25-17, 25-11
Aug. 10: Japan def. Kazakhstan 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-20
Aug. 10: Germany def. Poland 25-17, 25-17, 26-24
Aug. 11: Germany def. Kazakhstan 25-14, 25-11, 20-25, 25-19
Aug. 11: Japan def. Poland 25-19, 26-24, 25-15

Pool I – Hong Kong, China
Aug. 9: Turkey def. Argentina 25-17, 25-14, 34-36, 25-18
Aug. 9: China def. Czech Republic 25-14, 25-17, 25-13
Aug. 10: Turkey def. Czech Republic 25-23, 25-18, 25-15
Aug. 10: China def. Argentina 25-17, 26-24, 25-22
Aug. 11: Czech Republic def. Argentina 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-20
Aug. 11: China def. Turkey 19-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 15-10

Pool J – Ekaterinburg, Russia
Aug. 9: Russia def. Italy 25-13, 18-25, 25-18, 26-24
Aug. 9: Thailand def. Cuba 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19
Aug. 10: Russia def. Thailand 25-20, 25-23, 25-22
Aug. 10: Italy def. Cuba 25-16, 25-16, 25-20
Aug. 11: Russia def. Cuba 25-17, 25-14, 16-25, 25-17
Aug. 11: Italy def. Thailand 25-18, 25-14, 29-27

Pool K – Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aug. 16: Brazil def. Cuba 25-16, 25-11, 25-20
Aug. 16: Netherlands def. Kazakhstan 25-23, 25-14, 25-16
Aug. 17: Brazil def. Netherlands 25-15, 25-20, 25-15
Aug. 17: Kazakhstan def. Cuba 25-20, 17-25, 30-28, 25-20
Aug. 18: Netherlands def. Cuba 25-13, 25-23, 25-22
Aug. 18: Brazil def. Kazakhstan 25-17, 25-16, 25-10

Pool L – Bangkok, Thailand
Aug. 16: Thailand def. Puerto Rico 18-25, 25-7, 25-22, 25-11
Aug. 16: Russia def. Germany 22-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-11
Aug. 17: Russia def. Puerto Rico 25-8, 25-16, 25-19
Aug. 17: Germany def. Thailand 25-16, 25-14, 27-25
Aug. 18: Puerto Rico def. Germany 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 13-25, 15-13
Aug. 18: Russia def. Thailand 24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, 15-11

Pool M – Sendai, Japan
Aug. 16: United States def. Czech Republic 25-20, 25-20, 25-23
Aug. 16: Bulgaria def. Japan 25-23, 25-23, 31-29
Aug. 17: United States def. Japan 25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18
Aug. 17: Bulgaria def. Czech Republic 20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 15-8
Aug. 18: Japan def. Czech Republic 25-18, 22-25, 28-26, 23-25, 15-13
Aug. 18: United States def. Bulgaria 16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15, 15-8

Pool N – Wuhan, China
Aug. 16: Serbia def. Poland 25-14, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21
Aug. 16: China def. Argentina 25-18, 25-17, 25-16
Aug. 17: Serbia def. Argentina 25-12, 25-20, 25-14
Aug. 17: China def. Poland 25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23
Aug. 18: Poland def. Argentina 25-21, 21-25, 25-12, 23-25, 15-11
Aug. 18: China def. Serbia 25-17, 25-27, 25-20, 23-25, 15-5

Pool O – Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei
Aug. 16: Italy def. Algeria 25-13, 25-19, 25-10
Aug. 16: Turkey def. Dominican Republic 25-27, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-13
Aug. 17: Turkey def. Algeria 25-12, 25-12, 25-12
Aug. 17: Dominican Republic def. Italy 21-25, 19-25, 32-30, 26-24, 15-11
Aug. 18: Dominican Republic def. Algeria 25-11, 25-9, 25-8
Aug. 18: Italy def. Turkey 25-17, 25-18, 17-25, 15-25, 15-12