Archive for May 2018

USA Sweeps Japan, Netherlands Edges Belgium in 5 to Open #VNL Week 2

The Americans used a strong block and a 21-point effort from Michelle Bartsch-Hackley to score a sweep of Japan to open week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, meanwhile the Dutch relied on their offensive prowess to best Belgium in five sets.

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Bronze Medal Rematch in Pool 7 of 2018 W. Volleyball Nations League

Serbia’s Brankica Mihaljovic scored the most points (46) of any player in week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. She’ll lead her team to a rematch of last year’s Grand Prix bronze medal match.

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11 Men’s Volleyball Players Among Academic All-District Honorees

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large teams last week and 11 men’s volleyball players were among those honored.

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2018 VNL (W) Pool 8 Preview; Brazil, Dominican Rep., Argentina, Turkey

Turkey looks to maintain its unbeaten pace with Brazil looking to challenge while Dominican Republic and Argentina try to get win #1.

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Poland Announces 15 Players for Men’s NVL Opening Weekend

Six members of the 2016 Olympic team, which finished fifth, are included in Poland’s announced roster of 15 ahead of Week 1 of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.

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Previewing NVL Pool 6: Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea

With three of the four teams firmly in the middle of the pack of 16, this pool could come up big when in determining which teams advance to the finals. One would have to give a slight edge to Russia in terms of a favorite to come out as the leader of the pack, simply by way of experience and opening weekend results.

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Texas A&M Drops 3-1 Decision to Club Italia

The Texas A&M volleyball team took on Club Italia, consisting of the best junior players in Italy, falling 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 25-19, 28-30).

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Germany Drops 3 Players for Week 2 of Volleyball Nations League

After an upset of 2017 Grand Prix Champions Brazil, Germany has made 3 changes to its reserves for week 2.

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Chattanooga’s Bennett Heading to West Africa with Athletes in Action

Chattanooga Mocs sophomore Bailey Bennett is heading on a tour through West Africa runs from May 19th through June 3rd with Athletics in Action, which will feature of mixture of competition and clinical work with local youth to help grow the sport Internationally.

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Pepperdine’s Sicoli Named AVCA Assistant Coach of the Year

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Marcio Sicoli as the AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year on Monday.

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