French club Beziers has just announced in its official website the signing of former University of San Francisco (beach and indoors) standout Malina Terrell to its roster. She is transferring out of Finland, where she played her last two seasons. The American has also had stints in Germany, Puerto Rico, and Denmark.
Terrell will have the difficult task of replacing one of the most successful American players to ever suit up for Beziers, Krystal Rivers, who last year was the French League’s regular season and playoffs MVP as well as its highest scorer.
Beziers sports director, Didier Huc, spoke of the transfer:
“Malina is a player I noticed when scouting other playes from the Orpo club in Finland. She is changing positions on the court and coming out nicely. Malina is a fairly explosive player, who finished last season as her league’s second best scorer. She is also a very powerful server, with over 60 aces last two seasons. We think she will be able to reproduce this kind of performance with us in France.”
Terrell took to her personal instagram page to comment the news with fans:
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Cats out the bag.. looking forward to playing in my 5th year over seas in the South of France this upcoming fall. Grateful for this opportunity. ❤️🙏🏽 #Repost @elitevolley with @repostapp ・・・ NEW #PROVOLLEY CONTRACT: @elitevolley’s #EliteVolleyExclusivePlayer @malinaterrell joins her first French @lnv_officiel team @beziersangels after two seasons in a row being in the @mestaruusliiga_suomi (Finland) for @orpo_volleyball and @polkkykuusamo Malina has gone from a player with no real knowledge of the game playing all kinds of positions in college to the Finnish league’s 2x in row best server (127 aces) and from #9 best scorer (346pts) playing as Pos 2 & 4 to the #2 scorer (385pts) this last season as a position 2 only! You’re not supposed to have favorites but this is one of ours 😉 Which for her means we will never let up on her! (You can handle it Mali) Welcome to CHAMPION’S LEAGUE LEVEL! POSITION: OPPOSITE (POS 2) CV: bit.ly/TERRELLcv FB Page: fb.me/malinaterrellvolley Follow her instagram.com/malinaterrell on Instagram Our roster: elitevolley.com/prolist DOB: March 12, 1992 COUNTRY: USA HEIGHT: 5’10 (178 cm) WEIGHT: 150 lbs (68 kg) WINGSPAN: 186cm BLOCK REACH: 9’10 (299 CM) ATTACK REACH: 10’5 (317 CM) HITTING HAND: Right #elitevolleyfam #elitevolleyagency #malinaterrellvolley #Volleyball #USAVOLLEYBALL #NCAAvb #beziersangels @Volleymob @suomilentis