Revised U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team Roster Selected for 2013 Summer Deaflympics

Bowie, MD – May 1, 2013 – The revised U.S. Deaf Women’s National Volleyball Team roster for the 2013 Summer Deaflympics was announced today. 2013 U.S. Deaf Women’s National Volleyball Team Roster
Name # Pos Ht Residence College
Payton Brown 2 DS 5’3” Houston, TX Cypress Park HS
Kristina Burke 11 OH/DS 5’7” Waldorf, MD Gallaudet
Jessica Ensign 15 OH 5’7” Phoenix, AZ California SD-Riverside
Katherine Fetzer 7 DS 5’3” Noblesville, IN Gallaudet
Jessica Israel 9 MH 5’10” Frederick, MD Gallaudet
Kelly Kyle 10 OH/OP 6’ 1” Crawfordsville, IN Butler
Ludmila Mounty-Weinstock 6-C MH/OP 6’1” Austin, TX Gallaudet
Alison O’Hara 14 MH 6’0” Colorado Springs, CO Gallaudet
Pia Marie Paulone 1-C S/DS 5’6” Austin, TX Gallaudet
Katelyn Reese 3-C MH 5’10” San Jose, CA Gallaudet
Sarah Tubert 12 S 6’0” Burbank, CA Gallaudet
Ann Whited 4-C OH 5’7” Fishers, IN Gallaudet
Head Coach Lynn Ray Boren Assistant Coach Ray Lehmann Over 3,000 deaf athletes from more than 80 countries will compete in the 2013 Summer Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 26 - August 4.  The Deaflympics are recognized by the International Olympic Committee and modeled after the Olympic Games.  Unlike the Paralympics and Special Olympics, there are no rule modifications or special classifications in the Deaflympics.  Visual cues, such as flashing lights, are the only adaptations made.  Athletes with a hearing loss of 55 decibels or greater in their better ear are eligible to participate in international competition for the deaf.
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