“We are extremely happy with the 2017 edition of our senior women’s team,” said Shereen Rohlsen-Newton, executive director. “We had a productive selection camp, which I would consider one of our best ever, and that’s a tribute to all players and staff who attended. Our future looks bright.”
The senior team has been training on St. Thomas at the Charlotte Amalie High School Gymnasium to prepare for the 2nd round of the Federation Internationale de Volleyball / North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (FIVB/NORCECA) World Championships Qualifiers, which will be held from July 23 – 31 in Kingston, Jamaica. A roster of 12 of the 16 athletes listed below will be participating in Jamaica.
The FIVB/NORCECA 2nd Round World Championships Qualification Tournament will also serve as the qualifier for the FIVB/NORCECA World Championships Qualification Tournament Finals from Sept. 26 – Oct. 1. The top six NORCECA teams will earn a berth from this event for the FIVB/NORCECA World Championships Qualification Tournament Finals.
“We’re excited about this year’s group of players,” said Melissa Simmonds, head coach of the senior female team. “Many of the athletes were part of the junior program and have gained valuable experience and maturity over the past year. We’re looking forward to working toward the goal of the FIVB/NORCECA 2nd Round World Championships Qualification Tournament Champions.”
The final FIVB/NORCECA 2nd Round World Championships Qualification Tournament roster will be announced before the tournament begins.
2017 USVI Women’s Senior Volleyball Team
Setters: Keyanna John, Aysha Nickels and Khrysti Rosa
Middle Blockers: Danielle Christian, Anisha George, Adjuwa Osborne, and Danielle Selkridge
Wing Spikers: Valissia Brathwaite, Nalani Figueroa, Merissa Murphy, I’tiana Taylor and Alex Whitter
Opposite: Lanese Bough and Rameisha Claxton
Liberos: Amy O’Brien and Khrystin Rosa
Head of delegation: Alice Joseph; head coach: Melissa Schjang-Simmonds; assistant coach: Sacha Gumbs; trainer: Alphenis Williams; therapist: Nilsa Bough.