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WGCHC W: U.S. Women name FIVB Grand Champions Cup final roster

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The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team has set its 14-player roster for the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup, which is a uniquely challenging six country event taking place Nov. 12-17 in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan.

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For this season-ending event, Karch Kiraly has selected four outside hitters, four middle blockers, two setters, two opposites and two liberos to fill out the 14-player roster for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.

Receivers: Kristin Hildebrand, Kim Hill, Jordan Larson-Burbach and Cassidy Lichtman.

Middle blockers: Lauren Gibbemeyer, Christa Harmotto, Cursty Jackson and Lauren Paolini.

Opposites: Nicole Fawcett and Kelly Murphy.

Setters: Alisha Glass and Jenna Hagglund.

Liberos: Kayla Banwarth and Tamari Miyashiro.

Each team can only suit 12 players for each match, but the roster composition can change each day as long as the players were submitted on the 14-player competition roster.

We have to quickly re-assemble and hope the teamwork that we were working so hard to build in this summer season of 2013, that we can remember all that quickly and get back to playing USA VolleyballKiraly said.

The FIVB Grand Champions Cup features continental winners United States (NORCECA), Thailand (Asia), Russia (Europe), Brazil (South America), along with wildcard Dominican Republic and host Japan. The tournament uses a round-robin format with each team playing five matches over the course of six days. The first stage will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Nagoya Nippongaishi Hall, which seats 10,000 fans. After a travel day on Nov. 14, the teams resume action Nov. 15-17 at the 5,000-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, which was used during the 1964 Olympic Games and completely remodeled in the early 1990s.

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