MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE OPEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Volleyball Co-Chairs, Samuel Moyerman, Ross Rosner, Matthew Susson, and Mark Susson, along with Head Coach Andrew Brown are pleased to announce the Open Women’s Volleyball Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

Head Coach Brown is the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Union College in Schenectady, NY. The athletes are Alison Berger of Plainview, NY, State University of New York-Oswego; Allison Edelstein of Livingston, NJ, Franklin & Marshall College; Gillian Gore of Bronx, NY, Union College; Elizabeth Kaner of New York, NY, Binghamton University; Makaela Keeve of San Rafael, CA, Chico State University; Meaghan Malloy of Cincinnati, OH, West Virginia Wesleyan University (’16); Rachel Salasky of Virginia Beach, VA, College of Saint Rose; Jamie Schneck of Livingston, NJ, Springfield College; and Natasha Skov of Piedmont, CA, Princeton University.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead this group of outstanding Jewish athletes in the upcoming Games” said Coach Brown. “We look to continue our performance from the 2015 Pan-American Maccabi Games with a very strong roster of top players from all NCAA Divisions. The athletes will come together during training camp to work hard at establishing our systems to allow us to compete with the top-level teams that will be represented in the Games. I hope to lead this team to a top performance as my greatest volleyball memory comes from winning gold at the 12th Pan-American Maccabi Games in São Paulo, Brazil.”

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA’s success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit Organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE JUNIORS GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR THE 20TH WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, March 2, 2017 – The Maccabi USA Volleyball Co-Chairs, Samuel Moyerman, Ross Rosner, Matthew Susson, and Mark Susson, along with Head Coach Joe Reuben, are pleased to announce the Juniors Girls’ Volleyball Team for the 20th World Maccabiah Games, which will take place July 4-18, 2017 in Israel. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 1,100+ athletes who will be part of the 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries, participating in 43 different sports.

The athletes are Kylie Albertsen of Woodstock, MD, Marriotts Ridge High School; Mackenzie Alpert of Huntington, NY, Half Hollows Hill East High School; Reva Blitz of Chino Hills, CA, Chino Hills High; Emily Donohue of Brooklyn, NY, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School; Gayle Edelstein of Livingston, NJ, Livingston High School; Ellie Leitko of The Woodlands, TX, Concordia High School; Davi Lennon of New York, NY, Ethical Culture Fieldston School; Gabrielle Meltzer of Chapel Hill, NC, East Chapel Hill High; Brooke Richman of Potomac, MD, Richard Montgomery High School; Victoria Rudolph of Chester Springs, PA, Downingtown East High School; Anna Salasky of Virginia Beach, VA, Floyd E. Kellam High School; and Ezri Shor of Brooklyn, NY, Midwood High School.

Since 1932, over 62,000 athletes have participated in the Maccabiah Games, in a celebration of Jewish Strength and Solidarity. Team USA’s success is not only measured by the medals won, but by the impact that the Maccabiah experience had on their lives as well as the friendships they formed.

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition.  We connect athletes, volunteers, and supporters with the global Jewish community.  Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The Organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit Organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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MACCABI USA SEEKING JEWISH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS FOR 20th WORLD MACCABIAH GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, November 14, 2016 – Maccabi USA is seeking qualified Jewish Volleyball Players to represent Team USA at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 4-18, 2017. Age categories include: Juniors Boys and Girls (birth years 1999-2002) and Open Men and Women (ages generally 18-35). Over 10,000 athletes will compete from 80 countries in 43 sports.

Maccabi USA Volleyball Alumni, Sam Moyerman, Ross Rosner, and Matthew Susson, along with Mark Susson are the Overall Volleyball Co-Chairmen. Juniors Girls’ Head Coach is Joe Reuben from Frederick, MD; Juniors Boys’ Head Coach is Harris Boyes from Churchville, PA; Open Women’s Head Coach is Andrew Brown from Schenectady, NY and Open Men’s Head Coach is Joseph Agrest from Brooklyn, NY.

This is the first year Maccabi USA will be fielding a Junior Boys Volleyball team. Team USA’s Volleyball participants will be part of the overall 1,200+ member Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games.

“While competing was a thrill, these weren’t just Games to us. Our involvement in the Maccabiah Games helped unite us through our Jewish and athletic identities, and enabled us to be part of a community,” recalled former Maccabi USA Volleyball athlete, Abigail Tufts, “On a global scale, we showed our strength, our teamwork, our pride and loyalty to both our faith and our countries. I cherish every memory and will forever be grateful for the unique experience.”

The World Maccabiah Games are more than an international sporting competition; they are a celebration of Jewish culture, unity and pride. ISRAEL CONNECT, Maccabi USA’s unique cultural and educational program, takes place for seven days prior to the start of the Games. All Juniors, Youth, Open and Paralympic athletes must participate in the program, where they have the opportunity to tour historical and religious sites, take part in cultural identity seminars and train with their teams, all while developing lifelong relationships.

Juniors Boys’ and Girls’, Open Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Tryouts are taking place in December 2016. Applications for the Games must be submitted prior to the tryout. Please visit www.maccabiusa.com to apply for the Games.

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director, Shane Carr, at scarr@maccabiusa.com or 215-561-6900.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The organization is one of 38 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.

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MACCABI USA – Building Jewish Pride Through Sports