Earvin Ngapeth Hosted Beach Tournament in Saint Jean De Mont

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 25th, 2018 | Beach, International Volleyball, News

Brazilian Bruno Rezende, Dutchman Nimir Abdel-Aziz, Bulgarian Rosalyn Penchev, Serbian Uros Kovacevic and Italian Simone Anzani reportedly took their game to the sand as French national team member Earvin Ngapeth hosted a beach tournament, July 11-12 in Saint Jean de Mont.

Ngapeth’s French National cohorts Kevin Leroux, Jean Patry and Jonas Aguenier also were in attendance.

The prize money for the 3-on-3 event was $7000 euros, 3500 each for the men’s and women’s brackets. The event also featured a youth bracket for players born after 1998. Nearly 300 participants were a part of the event.

On June 23, Ngapeth announced his team for the event in the tweet below

Here is a video of the group from the tournament twitter page:

And one with a little on-court action.

The pre-tournament video announced that “Earvin Ngapeth and his friends invite you to come and join the best players in the world.”


Ngapeth took advantage of his friends being in France for the finals of the inaugural Volleyball Nations League tournament. The French lost to Russia in the championship match in Lille on July 8. The United States picked up the bronze and Rezende’s Brazilian squad finished fourth.

Ngapeth scored 115 points in VNL play, second most on the French team and 34th overall, with 87 kills, 11 blocks and 17 aces. Stephen Boyer led the squad with 182 points (160 kills, 20 blocks, 2 aces).

The 6-4 outside hitter was MVP of France’s 2015 and 2017 World Championship teams and earned three best outside hitter accolades internationally.

Professionally, Ngapeth played for Italian club Modena from 2014 until Russian side Zenit Kazan announced his signing on June 18. He was tabbed as the best player in Italy’s Serie A1 in 2016

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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 Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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