China Brings In New Faces For U18 World Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 17th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News


With the 2017 FIVB U18 Girls’ World Championships beginning tomorrow, China has announced their finalized roster for the event. The average age of the players is 16 years old, with Yunyi Zhong as the oldest at 17 and He Tian the youngest at 15.

This will be the first time that China will partake in the World Championships, as the Chinese just formed their U18 team in 2016. Since then, they participated in the 11th Asian Girls’ U18 Volleyball Championship, where they garnered the silver medal. Ahead of them was Japan, who has topped the podium at the event for the past six events.

The players selected onto the team were chosen from 10 different clubs around the Chinese nation.

Serving as the captain on the Chinese roster is Fanglin Chen from the Shanghai club. China has brought in some new faces since their silver medal at the Asian Championships – as Sun Xiaoxuan led China to their silver medal, but has been excluded from the World Championship roster.

In the preliminary rounds, China will face off against Turkey, Japan, Peru and the Dominican Republic. The match up against Japan will be a tough rematch for the Chinese, as they will look to prove themselves in the match.


1 – Wenhan Che
2 – Yunyi Zhong
3 – Yu Liu
4 – Jingyi Fang
5 – Jingjing Liu
6- Dian Jiao
7 – Jiaxin Zhang
8 – Weifan Liang
9 – Yuqing Sun
10 – Meichen Cui
11 – PingYuan Sun
12 – Zihan Zhang
13 – Zitong Yuan
14 – Fanglin Chen
15 – Yan Sun
16 – Feifan Ni
17 – He Tian

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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