Estonian hitter Kadi Kullerkann, who played collegiately at the University of Houston and Pitt in the United States, has signed a new contract to join the Premier Volleyball League in the Philippines. She will join Total in mid-April, following in the footsteps of her older sister Liis Kullerkann. who spent time in the rival PSL and now plays with Les Mariannes in Paris.
Kadi Kullerkann finished her college career in 2015 with an All-American graduate season at Pitt, and has since played with Eurosped in the Netherlands and Yesil Bayramic in Turkey. After the conclusion of the Turkish season, where her team finished 13th out of 14 teams in Group A of 1. Lih Bayanlar: the 2nd tier of Turkish volleyball.
The PVL season runs until July, meaning that she won’t return to Estonian National Team duties until mid-July. The team is scheduled to participate in the CEV Volleyball Silver European League competition, anda re not one of the 16 teams that qualified for the inaugural edition of the FIVB Nations League.
She is one of two imports for the Total-sponsored Petro Gazz Angels squad that joined the PVL this season. Ukrainian Anastasia Trach will also join the team for the Reinforced Conference, which is a tournament that allows teams to import foreign players for their rosters and precedes the open conference.
Kullerkann is a 6’4″ hitter who can play both outside and opposite. Her size offers a big defensive opportunity as well – she once had 10 blocks in a college game.