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January 14, 2005

Volleyball: USA Women Sweep Italy, Capture Bronze Medal at 2005 Deaflympics

From: Sports Features Communications (press release), FL - Jan 14, 2005

For Immediate Release

Jan. 13, 2005

MELBOURNE, Australia – The USA women's indoor volleyball team won the bronze medal at the 2005 Deaflympics Thursday evening by posting a 3-0 win over Italy.

The USA women, who finished the tournament with a record of 4-3, won the match by scores of 26-24, 25-11, 25-19.

It marked the third medal in four tries by USA volleyball teams competing at the Deaflympics and represents 12.5 percent of the total medals won (24) by American teams in all sports.

On Sunday, Jan. 9, American men's and women's beach volleyball teams captured silver and bronze medals, respectively, on the final day of competition in the sand.

In the women's indoor gold medal match, Ukraine swept Japan, 25-19, 25-10, 25-20, to finish the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record.

On the men's side, Ukraine made it a clean sweep of the gold medals thanks to a 3-1 win over Italy in Thursday night's final match (25-23, 27-29, 25-21, 25-18). Iran captured the men's bronze medal with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-18 victory over Russia.

The USA men finished eighth overall after losing to Japan in the seventh-place match, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The Americans, who ranked fourth in Pool B after the preliminary rounds, finished the tournament with a record of 2-4 overall.

2005 Deaflympic Volleyball Final Standings

Women's Indoor
4. Italy
5. Russia
6. Uzbekistan

Men's Indoor
4. Russia
5. Germany
6. Finland
7. Japan
8. USA
9. Turkey
10. Fiji
11. Australia
12. Ghana

Men's Beach
4. Belgium
5. Brazil
6. Australia

Women's Beach
4. Belarus
5. Switzerland
6. Belgium
7. Australia

2005 USA Volleyball Deaflympic Team Rosters


Women (2)
Tamijo Foronda (Lake Elsinore, California)
Sarah Parker (Saratoga Springs, Utah)

Men (2)
Michael Bruning (Tucson, Arizona)
Scott Majorino (Mission Viejo, California)


Women (12)
Laurie Anderson (Schaumburg, Illinois)
Krystle Berrigan (Frederick, Maryland)
Priscilla Biskupiak (New Haven, Connecticut)
Kristina Burke (North Port, Florida)
Jenny Cooper (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Dyan Kovacs (Fremont, California)
Rondo Jo Miller (Little Falls, Minnesota)
Stacy Nowak (Germantown, Maryland)
Pia Marie Paulone (Fishers, Indiana)
Charity Sanders (Olathe, Kansas)
Stacy Segeberg (Wrightwood, California)
Valerie Trofimenkoff (Mississauga, Ontario)
Head Coach: Patrick O'Brien (Bowie, Maryland)
Assistant Coach: Michelle Hansen (Tempe, Arizona)

Men (9)
Michael Bruning (Tucson, Arizona)
Jerry Clark (Galesburg, Illinois)
Justin Davis (Fairfax, Virginia)
Scott Diedrich (Kaukauna, Wisconsin)
Steve Haynie (Rockford, Illinois)
Mark Morales (Washington, D.C.)
Dimitri Nikiforov (Clifton Park, New York)
Eric Vincent (Tucson, Arizona)
Todd Weimer (Morrison, Illinois)
Head Coach: Greg Remaklus (Littleton, Colorado)


Main 2005 Deaflympics Web Site

2005 Deaflympics Beach Volleyball Home

2005 Deaflympics Indoor Volleyball Home


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USA Volleyball
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