Maxim Mikhailov Named MVP of Champions League, Dream Team Announced

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 30th, 2017 | CEV European Champions League, News, Pro Indoor

CEV Champions League

Semifinal 1: Zenit Kazan def. Berlin Recycling Volleys 25-21, 25-22, 25-13

Semifinal 2: Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia def. Cucine Lube Civitanova 25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-9

Bronze medal match: Cucine Lube Civitanova def. BR Volleys 29-27, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21

Gold medal match: Zenit Kazan def. Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia 25-15, 25-23, 25-14


The CEV Champions League named its Dream Team and MVP following Sunday’s bronze and gold medal matches in Rome.

Maxim Mikhailov of Zenin Kazan earn MVP honors after posting 19 points (15 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace) in the gold medal match and 14 points (12 kills, 1 block, 1 ace) in Saturday’s semifinal win.

Outside hitter Wilfredo Leon Venero and middle blocker Artem Volvich of Zenit Kazan also made the CEV Dream Team. Middle blocker Marko Podrascanin, outside Ivan Zaytsev, opposite Aleksandar Atanasijevic and setter Luciano De Cecco of silver medalists Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia rounded out the Dream Team alongside Cucine Lube Civitanova libero Jenia Grebennikov.

CEV Champions League MVP: Maim Mikhailov (Zenit Kazan)

Dream Team:

Outside Spiker: Wilfredo Leon Venero (Zenit Kazan)

Middle Blocker: Artem Volvich (Zenit Kazan)

Middle Blocker: Marko Podrascanin (Perugia)

Outside Spiker: Ivan Zaytsev (Perugia)

Setter: Luciano De Cecco (Perugia)

Opposite Spiker: Aleksandar Atanasijevic (Perugia)

Libero: Jenia Grebennikov

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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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