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Hugh talks about Logan and USA team in the Olympics
Read what USA's coach Hugh McCutcheon has to say about Logan and USA in the Olympics
Bill Kauffman | July 26, 2012 3:11 AM
USA Coach Hugh McCutcheon:
“Logan is a wonderful volleyball player, and I have said this before, she is the best volleyball IQ I have ever coached. She sees the game, she reads the game better than anyone else out there as a player. She is creative and has a lot of skill.
One of the things that is really important for our group is that she is really involved in terms of her ability to lead this team and to be a great teammate to help those around her with all those years of experience. She has become a really positive influence on our younger players.
We are really happy that Logan is still going. We are really happy she is on our team. Like many people on this team, she has a significant role and she is doing a great job for us.”
“When you get to competing in the Olympic Games, having gone through it a couple times and having some success and having a feel for what works and doesn’t is an advantage. I don’t mean to suggest that this is algorithmic that you plug in A and get B. But I think there are some lessons learned that will apply in this campaign.”
“I think we are capable of playing some really good volleyball when we are playing great. There are no easy matches. We don’t expect any easy matches. We are trying to win the biggest event of our quadrennial. The challenge is real and we embrace that challenge. We are ready to battle. We want to be here. We have worked hard to be here. We think we are playing our best volleyball of the quad.”
USA Volleyball Olympic Teams in London
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:48
Checkout the team pics! Go USA!
Logan talks USA Volleyball, her playing background and the London Olympics
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:07
Hear what Logan Tom has to say about the sport and team she L❤VES
For Logan's Brazilian fans, there's an interview transcript in Portuguese from http://voleisemfronteiras.blogspot.com.br/
É a vez de Logan Tom contar um pouco sobre ela.
USA's Cynthia Barboza on The Net Live - trying the beach and comments on USA team
Monday, 23 July 2012 12:05
London Update: USA Women arrive in London
Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:47
Logan and USA team are in London.
Want to see where they will be staying? Click below to take a photo tour of the Olympic Village
In addition, USA Olympians will have exclusive use of the University of East London's new SPORTSDOCK facility for training during the Olympics. Click below for more pictures.
Logan talks about Danielle Scott-Arruda
Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:33
Rahshaun Haylock | July 20,2012
LOS ANGELES - Danielle Scott-Arruda isn't just the Mother Hen of the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. The 39-year old middle blocker is there to contribute.
While she acknowledges it's "quite an achievement," Scott-Arruda doesn't even want to talk about the fact that she's making her fifth Olympic appearance this summer, instead putting the focus on the team.
"I'm not so much focused on having played five Olympics but what I can do to help this team be successful in London," Scott-Arruda said. "I'm happy to be a part of this team and the fifth Olympics just kind of came as a part of that."
However, it hasn't stopped her teammates from talking about the rarified air Scott-Arruda is stepping in.
"She's my big sister," said outside hitter/opposite Tyyiba Haneef-Park. "I admire her. She's stuck around through five (Olympics) and I wish more players could be like her. I wish I could have energy and strength to do that and I just truly admire her."
Added outside hitter Logan Tom, "It's her fifth Olympics. This is going to be my fourth with her and so I've seen her through a lot of years of it. …when she comes in you can count on her to do her job, to do it well, and the mental part especially. She's there. She's a fighter. She's going to be a rock, which is what we're going to need for someone to come in off of the bench."
While Tom "highly doubts" she'll stick around for another Olympics after the London Games, which begin next week, Scott-Arruda is just the third female volleyball player to make it to five Olympic Games and the first American. In London, she'll be one of six U.S Olympians competing in the Olympics for the fifth time, joining Amy Acuff (track and field), Phillip Dutton and Karen O'Connor (equestrian), Khatuna Lorig (archery), Emil Milev and Kim Rhode (shooting).
The drive for a gold medal is something that keeps her motivated in her 18th year with the national team.
"If there's an opportunity to continue to play and go for a gold medal, it's definitely deep within and you want to do that so you do everything you can to make that possible," she said.
Heading into this year's Olympic Games, the USA is largely considered the favorite to win the gold as the number one team in FIVB world rankings under head coach Hugh McCutcheon, who won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics as the head coach of the U.S. men. Those are huge expectations for a team that has never won an Olympic gold medal.
"I don't think it adds pressure," Scott-Arruda said. "I think we've prepared every day in practice and so having the number one ranking is a result of the work that we've done to get there so I think that we're prepared to face any opponent."
- USA win 3-1 over Bulgaria in Match 2 of the Challenge Series
- USA's Lindsey Berg talks about the Olympic Team on The Net Live
- USA win in 5 to start the Challenge Series vs Bulgaria
- A chance to see both USA Volleyball teams in Anaheim
- Logan in VolleyballUSA Magazine's London Olympic Preview
- Logan and team USA trying to speak cockney rhyming slang - Chicken Oriental
- USAV announces London Olympic Roster. Congrats to Logan on her 4th Olympic team selection!
- Logan at the 2012 Girls’ Junior National Championships
- 2012 WGP: Final Round
- Logan and other USA Olympians on "The Road to London"
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