(9-28-22) The USA Women’s Goalball and USA Men’s Goalball rosters have been announced for the upcoming Goalball Nations’ Cup in Berlin, Germany, October 7-9. The U.S. will be bringing a talented and seasoned lineup to this final international tune-up before the IBSA Goalball World Championships in December, boasting 23 Paralympic Games appearances and 14 Paralympic medals among the 12 athletes.


Celina grad Mindy Cook will follow-up her Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 performance helping the USA to a silver medal by representing the USA team again in Germany.

Road To Paris 2024

U.S. Women’s Team

  • Mindy Cook (Celina High grad)
  • Libby Daugherty
  • Amanda Dennis
  • Shavon Lockhardt
  • Eliana Mason
  • Asya Miller
  • Jake Czechowski (Head Coach)
  • John Potts (Assistant Coach)
  • Jennifer Brown (Athletic Trainer)

U.S. Men’s Team

  • Andy Jenks
  • Christian King
  • Tyler Merren
  • Matt Simpson
  • Daryl Walker
  • Calahan Young
  • Keith Young (Head Coach)
  • James Wallace (Assistant Coach)
  • Adam McDowell (Athletic Trainer)

Who is Mindy Cook?

  • Name: Mindy Cook
  • Sport: Goalball
  • Height: 5-4
  • DOB: 9/23/1988
  • Birthplace: Celina, Ohio
  • Hometown: Celina, Ohio
  • High School: Celina High School (Celina, Ohio) ’07
  • College: Ohio State University ’11, Economics

Paralympic Experience

  • One-time Paralympian (2020), One-time Paralympic medalist (silver)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver

Personal: In 2016, a co-worker invited Mindy to a goalball practice at the Ohio State School for the Blind…She attended her first goalball tournament in Michigan as a pool player in 2017 where she fell in love with the sport and the goalball community and has been playing ever since…Diagnosed with aniridia, a rare genetic condition in which the iris does not develop in the eye…Daughter of Bill and Jill Cook…Has two siblings, Lee and Kelsey…Works full-time as a contracting officer for the federal government, buying equipment to fulfill the nation’s military missions. Hobbies include goalball, running, adventuring new places in Columbus, traveling, cooking, and being with friends and family…Mindy is left-handed…She enjoys a good cup of coffee.