How Tall Are US Women’s Volleyball Players

The height of US Women’s Volleyball players is constantly changing because the roster is always changing. That being said, every player that isn’t playing the libero position is at least six feet tall. In 2021, the tallest player, Kathryn Plummer is 6’6. Every other player is between 6’1 and 6’4.

The team had two liberos, Morgan Hentz (5’9) and Justine Wong-Orantes (5’6). It’s common for liberos to be shorter because they are defensive players. They play in the back row and it’s an advantage to be closer to the ground. They are able to pick the balls up easier.

Below, you’ll find a summary of US Women’s Volleyball player’s heights for the National/Olympic teams.

Also read: How Many Players Are On A Volleyball Team?

These heights are taken from the USA Women’s National Team Website:

Women’s National Team Olympic History

2020 Tokyo Olympics

During the Toyko Olympics in 2020, the average height for US Women’s Volleyball team was about 6’2. The shortest player was 5’6 and the tallest player was 6’4. They went on to win Gold, defeating Brazil in all 3 sets.

2016 Rio Olympics

At the Rio Olympics, the shortest player on the US Women’s Volleyball team was 5’8. The tallest player was 6’4. The rest of the players were between 6’0 and 6’4. They went on to get the Bronze, losing to China and Serbia.

2012 London Olympics

In the 2012 London Olympics, the US Women’s volleyball team was not very tall overall. They had many players who were under 6 feet tall. They were only able to secure the Silver medal, coming second to Brazil. The tallest player on this team, Tayyiba Haneef-Park, was 6’7 tall.

2008 And Beyond

It wasn’t until 2012 that each player’s height was recorded. The information is currently missing so it would be difficult to tell how tall each player was. It would be safe to assume that all volleyball players would be tall.