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2023 Parapan American Games

It’s Silver for USA Goalball Teams at Parapan American Games

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 24, 2023) – As they did four years ago in Lima, Peru, the USA Goalball teams came away with silver medals following the finals of the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The U.S. men’s team lost 12-2 to defending world and Paralympic champion Brazil in the men’s final, while the U.S. women dropped a 4-3 decision to Canada in their final qualification opportunity for next summer’s Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. In the women’s final, the U.S. battled back from an early 2-0 deficit to even the score at the half behind goals from Eliana Mason…  Read More

USA Goalball Teams Advance to Parapan Finals as Men’s Team Punches Ticket to Paris

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 23, 2023) – There was much to be thankful for in Santiago, Chile, on this Thanksgiving Day. The USA Men’s Goalball Team qualified for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games on Thursday and the USA Women’s Goalball Team will have an opportunity to join them on Friday as both teams are advancing to the finals of the 2023 Parapan American Games. The men’s team defeated Canada in their semifinal match, 11-4, while the women’s team overwhelmed Argentina, 8-1. In Friday’s gold medal final, the U.S. men will take on defending Paralympic champion Brazil, who qualified for Paris by…  Read More

USA Goalball Teams Advance to Parapan Semifinals

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 22, 2023) – The USA Goalball men’s and women’s teams moved one step closer to qualifying for next summer’s Paris 2024 Paralympic Games with their respective victories in Wednesday’s quarterfinal round of the 2023 Parapan American Games. The men’s team defeated Colombia, 11-2, while the women’s squad beat Guatemala, 10-0. Early on, the U.S. men’s team found themselves locked in a battle with Colombia. After taking a 4-0 lead in the game’s first five minutes behind the strength of three Calahan Young (Pittsburgh, Pa.) goals, Colombia battled back to make it 4-2 by halftime. The second half,…  Read More

USA Goalball Women’s Team Finishes Group Stage of Parapans with Perfect 3-0 Record

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 21, 2023) – The USA Goalball women’s team completed play in the group stage of the 2023 Parapan American Games with a perfect 3-0 record after handing Peru a 9-1 defeat on Tuesday in Santiago, Chile. As the #1 seed in Group D, the U.S. will face Guatemala, the #4 seed from Group C in Wednesday’s quarterfinal. Another balanced attack was the key to the U.S. success against Peru as the team received four goals from Amanda Dennis (Peachtree City, Ga.), three from Eliana Mason (Beaverton, Ore.) and two from Lisa Czechowski (Boonton, N.J.). The team also…  Read More

USA Goalball Teams Remain Undefeated at Parapan American Games

SANTIAGO, Chile (November 20, 2023) – The USA men’s and women’s goalball teams added two more victories on Monday to stay unbeaten at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The USA men’s squad used a balanced scoring attack en route to a 15-5 victory over Venezuela to finish with an unblemished 3-0 record in Group B. Four goals from Tyler Merren (Greenville, Mich.) and one from Zach Buhler (Huntington, Ind.) in the game’s first six minutes opened up a 5-0 lead for the American squad and they never looked back. Merren’s four goals led the team, while Buhler,…  Read More

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