Springfield, Mass. - July 5, 2017 - Recent Springfield College graduate Jamie Schneck (Livingston, N.J.) will be a member of the United States Open Women's Volleyball Team for the 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.
Schneck is one of nine student-athletes from NCAA Division I, II, and III who comprise the team, which will be coached by Andrew Brown, the head coach at Union College.
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.
Schneck, who graduated in May with a degree in Sports Biology, appeared in 75 matches while playing middle blocker, right side, and outside hitter during her career. She totaled 144 kills, 98 digs, and 84 blocks and was a member of the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team.