ZUMMO Bethany (USA) – PVPA – International Player (2011-present); Paralympian; multi-gold medallist. Awards as specialist Libero and receiver.

ZUMMO Bethany (USA)


Bethany began playing internationally at the 2011 ParaPan American Zonal Championships

“Bill Hamiter continues to be the greatest influence on me and my development in sitting volleyball. Bill truly evolved the sport by seeing potential in many athletes, including myself. He once told me he found his passion and purpose in serving the underserved, and Bill truly exemplifies that. Before Bill Hamiter, I never had a coach see me as an athlete, let alone see me without my disability. Bill pushes me to grow every practice, always there to help me succeed.”

Event involvement:

2011 Mogi das Cruz, Brazil – Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold Medallist)
2014 Elblag, Poland – World Championship (Silver Medallist)
2015 Toronto, Canada – Parapan American Games (Gold Medallist)
2016 The Netherlands – Dutch Tournament (Gold Medallist)
2016 Anji, China – WPV Intercontinental Cup (Gold Medallist)
2016 Rio de Janeiro – Paralympics Games (Gold Medallist)
2017 Hangzhou, China – World ParaVolley Super 6 (Silver Medallist)
2018 The Netherlands – World Championships (Silver Medallist)
2019 Lima, Peru – ParaPan American Games (Gold Medallist)
2020/1 Tokyo – Paralympic Games (Gold Medallist)

Awards received:

2016 – Member of the Best Paralympic Team at 2016 Team USA Awards
2018 – Best Libero, World Championship
2021 – Libero & Best Receiver, Tokyo Paralympic Games

“Bethany is an amazing athlete and has been a starting libero for our team for years. She has dedicated herself to this sport and has grown exponentially and is certainly one of the best liberos in the world. We are fortunate she is on our team.

“Bethany is a quiet leader, and her remarkable play inspires fans young and old. Her athleticism is always on display, and her energetic defence makes our game so fun to watch.”

– Michelle Goodall – Assistant Coach