June 27 - The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has named its women's goalball team for this summer's Paralympic Games.
The team now needs approval from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) before it is confirmed for London 2012.
Included is Jen Armbruster (pictured top), who will compete at her sixth Paralympic Games and is aiming for her second gold medal after the Americans triumphed at Beijing in 2008.
She also won a silver medal at Athens 2004 and a bronze at home in Atlanta in 1996 following her Paralympics debut at Barcelona 1992.
She will be joined by Lisa Czechowski who has appeared in three Paralympic Games.
A member of the goalball team in both Beijing and Athens, Czechowski is also a discus silver medallist from the Sydney Paralympics in 2000.
Other players involved in the gold-medal victory four years ago (pictured above) include Robin Theryoung and the multi-talented Asya Miller, who also holds powerlifting world records.
Each will make their fourth appearance at the Games with Miller, like Chechowski, having also secured a medal in the discus competition in Sydney when she took home bronze.
Making her debut in the Paralympic team, Amanda Dennis has been selected after helping the US claim gold at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara last year.
Jordan Walters will also make her Games bow after playing an important role in the US' qualification for the Games at the 2010 World Goalball Championships in which they finished second.
The women's goalball squad will be very much a family affair with Armbruster's father, Ken, acting as coach while Czechowski's husband, Jake, will serve as his assistant.
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