American Kyle Russell Joins Berlin Recycling Volleys

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 16th, 2017 | German League, International Coaching Changes, News, Pro Indoor

Kyle Russell, a member of the U.S. Men’s national “B” team has transferred from MKS Bedzin in the Polish league to Berlin Recycling Volleys in the German Bundesliga.

BR Volleys is under new leadership after hiring Australian Luke Reynolds as coach in May. Reynolds has since added three Australian players – Paul Caroll, Luke Perry and Adam White. And now another English speaker will join the side in Russell.  

Russell, who played collegiately at UC Irvine, joins a roster which includes eight players from BR Volley’s Bundesliga championship team. The title marked the team’s eighth overall and second straight.

The side also finished fourth, falling to eventual champion Zenit Kazan in the semifinals and to Cucine Lube Civitanova in the bronze medal match. 

BR Volleys says they will use Russell as an opposite in 2017-18 despite his ability to cover both attacking positions.

With the addition of Russell, BR Volleys’ roster is now full. Other new players to join the side are: Australian Adam White (Tours Volleyball, France); Dutch setter Daan van Haarlem (Kldano voleijbal, Czech Republic) and German middle blocker Georg Klein (VfB Friedrichshafen).

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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