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Deaf v-ball side finishes fourth

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationCanada’s women’s deaf volleyball team is bound for the Deaflympics in Turkey in 2017. The Canadian team is coached by Lethbridge’s Derek Usman with assistant coach Steve Ivan. The team is managed by Mary Dyck. The trio of Lethbridge volleyball stalwarts led Canada to a bronze medal at the Pan American Deaf Volleyball Championship June 30-July 4 in Washington, D.C.

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Source: Lethbridge Herald

North Allegheny's Barton excels in 'different world' with USA deaf men's volleyball

By Josh Rizzo

USA Deaf VolleyballHaving a hearing impairment never led to North Allegheny senior MJ Barton feeling ostracized. Barton, who is classified with severe to profound hearing loss, has flourished playing on several volleyball teams.

Being embedded with the USA deaf men's volleyball team for the PanAm and World Championship games during the first two weeks of July at Gallaudet (D.C.) University has given him a new perspective.

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Source: TribLive

EMU's Taylor begins World Deaf Championship campaign with Team USA

By David DeGuzman

USA Deaf VolleyballAs the sports world starts to focus on the Olympics in Rio, an Eastern Mennonite volleyball player is performing on the world stage over the next nine days in our nation's capital.

Hunter Taylor is one of four players on the United States National Deaf Volleyball team, which finished second behind Brazil in last week's Pan-American regional qualifier.

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Source: WHSV

Recorded medal games at 2016 PANAM Volleyball tournament

2016 PanAm VolleyballSunday, July 4, 2016 recorded games and interviews of the gold and bronze medal matches at the 2016 PANAM Volleyball Regional Qualifiers at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Match 1 - Argentina vs Canada (Bronze - Women)

Match 2 - Venezuela vs Canada (Bronze - Men)

Match 3 - USA vs Brazil (Men - Gold)

Match 4 - USA vs Brazil (Women - Gold) and Medal Ceremony


USA Women and Brazil Men Claim Gold

2016 PanAm VolleyballWashington, D.C., July 4, 2016—On the day the United States celebrated its 240th birthday, Gallaudet University hosted a pair of bronze and gold medal matches for both men and women in Pan American regional volleyball.

In the men’s bronze match, Venezuela qualified for the 2017 Summer Deaflympics by defeating Canada 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-22). Canada claimed the women’s bronze medal with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-22) victory over Argentina.

Despite a 2-hour 32-minute five-set loss to the American men’s team in the preliminary round, Brazil played well and won the men’s gold medal with a score of 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-16). In the women’s final, the United States prevented Brazil from taking the other gold medal with a three-set repeat. The sum of the 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 score was just one point greater than the total in the American sweep of Brazil in the preliminary round.

The final scores and statistics and rankings are available under the RESULTS and RANKINGS menu items.

Match videos are available for viewing on the Live Stream (Videos) page under the PROGRAM menu.

Best Players

Based on statistics for all of the 10 matches in each gender, the best performer in each category was announced. The statistics are computed according to FIVB, the international governing body of volleyball. A one-page description of each statistical category is available.

Best Receiver: MANOOGIAN Ryan (USA #3) 71.33% efficiency
Best Setter: CONTRERAS Guillermo (Venezuela #3) 7.46 running sets per set
Best Digger: CODERRE Paul (Canada #3) 0.69 digs per set
Best Server: VIEIRA Lucas (Brazil #16) 1.88 aces per set
Best Blocker: NETO Felipe (Brazil #6) 0.69 blocks per set
Best Spiker: BELL Ethan (USA #1) 68.57% efficiency
Best Scorer: VIEIRA Lucas (Brazil #16) 89 points

Best Receiver: FROWICK Kali (USA #1) 51.85% efficiency
Best Setter: TUBERT Sarah (USA #12) 7.73 running sets per set
Best Digger: THOMAS Darriyan (USA #5) 0.85 digs per set
Best Server: MOUNTY-WEINSTOCK Ludmila (USA #6) 1.08 aces per set
Best Blocker: SILVA Natália (Brazil #3) 0.57 blocks per set
Best Spiker: JENSEN Abby (USA #3) 60.32% efficiency
Best Scorer: SILVA Natália (Brazil #3) 116 points

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No surprises in PANAM volleyball semifinals

2016 PanAm VolleyballAll four semifinal games at the 2016 PANAM Volleyball Regional Qualifiers at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC ended in straight sets with no upsets. The day started with the women’s game between #2 Brazil and #3 Argentina. Brazil was in complete control of this game which they won 25-8, 25-13, and 25-11. The other women’s semifinal game was between #1 USA and #4 Canada. This game was a mismatch with USA advancing to the gold medal game by the scores of 25-8, 25-7, 25-16.

The men’s semifinals had #2 Brazil facing #3 Venezuela and #1 USA against #4 Canada. Even though Venezuela fought valiantly, Brazil’s height was too much to overcome as match went to Brazil (25-16, 25-20, 25-12). USA had an impressive game against Canada (25-18, 25-13, 25-11) which sets up a much anticipated rematch with Brazil for the gold.

The finals will begin at 9:00 a.m. with women’s teams of Argentina and Canada in the bronze medal game. To purchase tickets for the games, visit Live streaming of the games can also be viewed at

Sunday, July 3
Men Semifinals
Brazil 3 Venezuela 0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-12)
USA 3 Canada 0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-11)

Women Semifinals
Brazil 3 Argentina 0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-11)
USA 3 Canada 0 (25-8, 25-7, 25-16)

Saturday, July 2
Venezuela 3 Canada 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-13)
USA 3 Brazil 2 (25-22, 19-25, 28-26, 14-25, 18-16)

Brazil 3 Canada 0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-20)
USA 3 Argentina 0(25-7, 25-6, 25-8)

Friday, July 1
Brazil 3 Venezuela 0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-12)
USA 3 Canada 0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-12)

Brazil 3 Argentina 1 (25-11, 23-25, 25-12, 25-19)
USA 3 Canada 0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-10)

Thursday, June 30
Brazil 3 Canada 0 (25-6, 25-15, 25-12)
USA 3 Venezuela 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-17)

Argentina 3 Canada 0 (25-18, 29-27, 25-22)
USA 3 Brazil 0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-17)

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