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Drews Selected to Dream Team

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Annie Drew continues to prove that no goal is too big for a Boilermaker as she was recently selected to the 2019 FIVB World Cup Dream Team on Sunday in Osaka, Japan.

One of two opposites competing for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, Drews guided Team USA to a silver finish at this year’s FIVB World Cup. The international tournament was a 12-team round-robin event that saw the Americans finish 10-1.

Concluding the tournament with 124 total points, including 106 kills, nine blocks and nine aces, Drews was also selected the Best Opposite. She ranked 17th in scoring despite not starting two of the 11 matches.

The Indiana native also ranked third in Best Attacker with a 46.9 attack percent (106-of-226) and finished 12th in Best Server with 0.23 aces per USA sets played (0.35 aces per sets she played).

Team USA sole loss in the World Cup was to gold-medalist and undefeated China earlier in the round-robin format. The Americans have now reached the podium in five consecutive World Cup events (played in the year prior to the Olympic Games). The U.S. also earned silver at the 2011 World Cup and bronze at the 2003, 2007 and 2015 editions.

Team USA Individual Scoring in FIVB World Cup
17. Annie Drews 124 Points (106 Kills, 9 Blocks, 9 Aces) in 26 sets and 9 starts
20. Kelsey Robinson 117 Points (105 Kills, 5 Blocks 7 Aces) in 31 sets and 8 starts
28. Chiaka Ogbogu 93 Points (57 Kills, 32 Blocks, 4 Aces) in 30 sets and 9 starts
33. Michelle Bartsch-Hackley 89 Points (72 Kills, 10 Blocks, 7 Aces) in 30 sets and 5 starts
38. Karsta Lowe 85 Points (75 Kills, 8 Blocks, 2 Aces) in 19 sets and 2 starts
43. Jordan Larson 78 Points (65 Kills, 4 Blocks, 9 Aces) in 26 sets and 7 starts
52. Haleigh Washington 67 Points (45 Kills, 16 Blocks, 6 Aces) in 32 sets and 9 starts
88. Tori Dixon 26 Points (19 Kills, 5 Blocks, 2 Aces) in 13 sets and 2 starts
92. Hannah Tapp 23 Points (16 Kills, 4 Blocks, 3 Aces) in 7 sets and 2 starts
96. Kim Hill 20 Points (18 Kills, 2 Blocks, 0 Aces) in 23 sets and 2 starts
107. Jordyn Poulter 16 Points (3 Kills, 8 Blocks, 5 Aces) in 24 sets and 7 starts
115. Lauren Carlini 12 Points (4 Kills, 6 Blocks, 2 Aces) in 15 sets and 4 starts

Other Statistical Rankings:

Best Attacker
3. Annie Drews 46.9% (106-226)
6. Kelsey Robinson 45.3% (105-232)

Best Middle
3. Chiaka Ogbogu 0.80 per Team USA Sets (1.07 blocks per sets actually played)
18. Haleigh Washington 0.40 per Team USA Sets (0.50 blocks per sets actually played)

Best Servers
12. Jordan Larson 0.23 per USA Sets (0.35 aces per sets actually played)
13. Annie Drews 0.23 per USA Sets (0.35 aces per sets actually played)

Best Setter
8. Jordyn Poulter 4.38 Running Sets per USA Sets
12. Lauren Carlini 3.28 Running Sets per USA Sets

Best Digger
20. Megan Courtney 1.95 per USA Sets (3.00 digs per sets actually played)
25. Justine Wong-Orantes 1.85 per USA Sets (3.36 digs per sets actually played)
33. Kelsey Robinson 1.78 per USA Sets (2.29 digs per sets actually played)

Best Receiver
1. Kelsey Robinson 37.58 Efficiency
7. Megan Courtney 26.76 Efficiency

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for 2019 FIVB World Cup
# – Player (Position, Height, College, Hometown)
2 – Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Illinois, Aurora, Colorado)
4 – Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Nebraska, Cypress, California)
6 – Tori Dixon (M, 6-3, Minnesota, Burnsville, Minnesota)
7 – Lauren Carlini (S, 6-2, Wisconsin, Aurora, Illinois)
10 – Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Nebraska, Hooper, Nebraska)
11 – Annie Drews (OPP, 6-4, Purdue, Elkhart, Indiana)
14 – Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (OH, 6-3, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois)
15 – Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, Pepperdine, Portland, Oregon)
17 – Megan Courtney (L, 6-1, Penn State, Dayton, Ohio)
19 – Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Minnesota, Stewartville, Minnesota)
22 – Haleigh Washington (M, 6-3, Penn State, Colorado Springs, Colorado)
23 – Kelsey Robinson (OH, 6-2, Nebraska, Manhattan Beach, California)
24 – Chiaka Ogbogu (M, 6-2, Texas, Coppell, Texas)
25 – Karsta Lowe (OPP, 6-4, UCLA, Rancho Santa Fe, California)

Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
Assistant Coaches: Luka Slabe, Tama Miyashiro, Erin Virtue, Marv Dunphy
Technical Coordinator: Jeff Liu
Athletic Trainer: Kara Kessans
Team Leader: Jimmy Stitz

FIVB World Cup Schedule of U.S. Women’s National Team Matches
In Hamamatsu, Japan
Sept. 14: USA def. Kenya 25-14, 25-20, 25-14 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 15: USA def. Serbia 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 16: USA def. Argentina 25-21, 25-18, 18-25, 25-11 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 18: USA def. Netherlands 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 19: USA def. Brazil 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)

In Sapporo, Japan
Sept. 22: USA def. Japan 26-24, 22-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-8 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 23: USA lost to China 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 23: USA def. Dominican Republic 25-22, 25-23, 25-9 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)

In Osaka, Japan
Sept. 27: USA def. Russia 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 15-8 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 28: USA def. Cameroon 25-19, 25-15, 25-5 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)
Sept. 29: USA def. Korea 25-21, 25-16, 16-25, 25-22 (FloVolleyball Video Replay)