Meet the European Championship Dream Team (VIDEO)

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 06th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News


The European Men’s Championship was decided in a five-set thriller on Sunday, with Russia bringing home its 14th gold medal, edging Germany by just two points (104-102).

In the bronze medal match, Serbia edged Belgium in five sets for the final spot on the podium.

After the action wrapped up, the CEV announced its tournament MVP and Dream Team selections.

Russia’s Maxim Mikhailov was named tournament MVP after leading his squad throughout the tournament, averaging 15 points per match, totaling 90 points with 74 kills and 10 aces. In an ironic twist, the 29-year old opposite was not named the best opposite of the tournament – an honor that went to Germany’s Gyorgy Grozer.

The Dream Team consisted of two Russians, three Germans, a Serbian and a Belgian.

Best Setter: Sergey Grankin (Russia)

Best Outside Spikers: Denys Kaliberda (Germany) & Dmitrii Volkov (Russia)

Best Middle Blockers: Srecko Lisinac (Serbia) & Marcus Bohme (Germany)

Best Opposite: Gyorgy Grozer (Germany)

Best Libero: Lowie Steuer (Belgium)

Check out the dream team selections in action in this video by CEV European Volleyball.

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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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