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Karch Kiraly and Sue Enquist, members of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame and current head coach of the UCLA women’s volleyball team Alfee Reft are part of the coaching staff of the US women’s national volleyball team, which will represent the country at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris from July 28 to August 11.

Kiraly has served as head coach of the U.S. women’s national volleyball team since September 2012. Reft is in his third year as an assistant coach for the U.S. women after joining the team in December 2021. Enquist will assist the team in her role as cultural advisor.

Kiraly won two gold medals as a player for the U.S. men’s indoor team at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, was a three-time NCAA champion and a four-time All-American at UCLA from 1979 to 1982. Kiraly won another gold medal in beach volleyball at the 1996 Olympics. He is the only player (male or female) to have won Olympic medals of all colors in both indoor and beach volleyball.

Reft led the Bruins women’s volleyball team to an 18-2 record and a 10-10 record in Pac-12 Conference play in his first year as head coach in 2022. UCLA’s season was culminated in three wins over top-25 opponents, including two road wins in the final three weeks of the season.

Enquist was a six-time NCAA champion head coach for UCLA’s softball program from 1989-1906, serving over 18 seasons. Enquist’s .835 winning percentage (minimum 10 years and 500 wins) is the best of any Division I head coach. As a player, Enquist was the program’s first All-American in 1982 and helped the Bruins to their first-ever championship when they captured the AIAW title in 1978.

In 2021, Kiraly coached the U.S. women’s team and led them to their first Olympic gold medal when the team won 7-1 in Tokyo, sweeping longtime rival Brazil in the final.

The U.S. women entered the 2024 season ranked No. 2 in the world. The team has competed in 12 Olympic Games, including the last 10. The U.S. women qualified for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, which the United States boycotted. The U.S. women have won one Olympic gold medal (2020), three silver medals (1984, 2008 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1992 and 2016).

The Women’s Olympic Games competition schedule and groups will be announced following the completion of the 2024 Volleyball Nations League preliminary rounds, which end on June 16. The U.S. women will play their final Volleyball Nations League preliminary round next week in Fukuoka, Japan.

Indoor volleyball will take place at the South Paris Arena 1 at the 2024 Olympic Games.

Schedule of the Olympic Games in women’s indoor volleyball
Paris, France (Arena South-Paris)

28 July – 4 August: Preliminary phase
6 August: Quarterfinals
8 August: Semi-final
August 10: Bronze medal match
August 11: Gold medal match

US women’s squad for the Olympic Games Paris 2024
No. Name (Position, Size, Hometown, College, USAV Region)

2 Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colorado, University of Illinois at Rocky Mountain)
3 Avery Skinner (OH, 6-1, Katy, Texas, University of Kentucky, Lone Star)
4 Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, California, Univ. of Nebraska, Southern California)
7 Lauren Carlini (S, 6-2, Aurora, Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Great Lakes)
10 Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Nebraska, University of Nebraska, Great Plains)
11 Annie Drews (Opponent, 6-4, Elkhart, Indiana, Purdue University, Hoosier)
12 Jordan Thompson (Opponent, 6-4, Edina, Minnesota, University of Cincinnati, North Country)
15 Haleigh Washington (MB, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Penn State University, Rocky Mountain)
16 Dana Rettke (MB, 6-8, Riverside, Illinois, University of Wisconsin Great Lakes)
22 Kathryn Plummer (OH, 6-6, Aliso Viejo, California, Stanford Univ., Southern California)
23 Kelsey Robinson Cook (OH, 6-2, Bartlett, Illinois, University of Nebraska Great Lakes)
24 Chiaka Ogbogu (MB, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, University of Texas, North Texas)

Alternatives

1 Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Oklahoma, Penn State Univ., Oklahoma)
5 Ali Frantti (OH, 6-1, Spring Grove, Illinois, Penn State, Great Lakes)
6 Morgan Hentz (L, 5-9, Lakeside Park, Kentucky, Stanford University, Pioneer)
14 Anna Stevenson Hall (MB, 6-2, Laurens, SC, University of Louisville, Palmetto)
29 Khalia Lanier (OH/Opp, 6-2, Scottsdale, Arizona, Univ. of Southern California, Arizona)

Head coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Tama Miyashiro, Erin Virtue, Alfee Reft

Advisory Coach: Marv Dunphy
Physiotherapist/Sports Trainer: Kara Kessans
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brandon Siakel
Performance Analyst: Rianne Verhoek
Team Leader: Coley Pawlikowski
Mental trainer: Katy Stanfill
Cultural Advisor: Sue Enquist
Nutritionist: Shawn Hueglin
Massage therapist: Ricardo Brambila
Team doctor: Dr. Lori Boyajian-O’Neill

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