2018 USA Volleyball Annual Report
The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team captured silver at the 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships and qualified for the 2020 Paralympic Games, while the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team placed a program-best eighth at the World Championships.
The U.S. Women Sitting Volleyball Team, ranked No. 1 in the world, reeled off 21 consecutive wins to start the 2018 season, but ended the season at 21-1 and one victory shy of its first-ever gold medal at the ParaVolley World Championships. Team USA earned its third consecutive silver medal in the World Championships after falling to Russia in four sets. The Americans had not lost a set at the 2018 Worlds until Russia won the final three sets. Heather Erickson was named the USA Volleyball Female Sitting Volleyball Player of the Year.
The U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team, 6-7 on the year, placed eighth at the ParaVolley World Championships – its best-ever finish at the event. Team USA defeated Netherlands and Rwanda during pool play. James Stuck and Eric Duda were named USA Volleyball Co-Male Sitting Volleyball Players of the Year.
By the numbers
21-1 with silver medal at World Championships
Program best finish