Archive for May 2018

Commonwealth Games Medalist Ben O’Dea Still Awaiting Shoulder Surgery

New Zealand’s Ben O’Dea has been delayed in his request for shoulder surgery by several months.

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2018 Men’s #VNL Pool 8 Preview: Poland Hosts China, France & Germany

3-0 Poland will host 3-0 France along with China and Germany in Pool 8 of the 2018 Men’s Volleyball Nations League.

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VNL Standings Update: USA, Brazil, Serbia Move To 8-1 After Week 3

With Week 3 in the books, the top group of five remains the same, while one team has been mathematically eliminated from the Final 6 race.

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2018 Men’s #VNL Pool 7 Preview: Italy, Argentina, Canada & Iran

Italy will look to stay undefeated in Pool 7 as Argentina hosts them, Canada and Iran in week two of the Men’s 2018 Volleyball Nations League.

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Voronkova Leads Russia Past Belgium, Boskovic Helps Serbia Edge Turkey

Irina Voronkova was too hot to handle for Belgium as the Russian star put up 23 points in a four-set win Thursday. Serbia picked up two key points in the VNL standings, rallying for a five-set win over Turkey thanks to a 28-point effort by Tijana Boskovic after trailing 2-1 in the match.

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Big West Freshman of the Year Mahalia White is Cancer Free

Back in January, UC Davis outside hitter and Big West Freshman of the Year Mahalia White announced she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In her most recent twitter update, White shared with the world that she is now cancer free.

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Micah Christenson, Matt Anderson, Aaron Russell Return for US

U.S. hitter Matt Anderson will represent the U.S. National Team for the first time this summer in week 2 in Brazil.

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VNL Men’s Preview: Pool 6 – Brazil, USA, Japan, South Korea

This pool features two of the 2016 Olympic medal winning teams in gold medalist Brazil and bronze medalist USA and the teams are playing Brazil in an arena that could hold as many as 15,000 raging fans.

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Poland Squashes Korea; Brazil Rides Tandara to 3-1 win Over Dutch

Poland earned its first win of Week 3 action, besting South Korea across the stat sheet in an easy sweep and snapping a four-match skid as Malwina Smarzek notched 19 points. Tandara Caixeta supplied more than enough firepower to lift Brazil past the Netherlands in four sets, although the Dutch outscored the visitors by five points.

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Serbia Will Rest Atanasijevic & Pordrascanin in Week 2 of #VNL

Two of Serbia’s stars won’t take the court in week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League

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