The U.S. Women’s National Team is ranked number one in the world and captured last year’s FIVB World Championship. The Americans finished the nine-match preliminary round ranked third with an 8-1 record and 24 points. Its only blemish a five-set loss to third ranked China, which finished second to Team USA in last year’s World Championship.
Former Huskers Jordan Larson-Burbach, Kelsey Robinson and Kayla Banwarth are part of the U-S squad which opens the Finals against Japan on July 22, followed by Italy on July 23 and Russia on July 24. All three matches will be played at 8:05 p.m. CT.