International Volleyball

USA Leads Standings After Week 2/Day 2 of the Women’s #VNL

2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 2 May 22-24, 2018 Schedule/Results Two days after teams scrambled into new…

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Brazil Smokes Argentina, Turkey Overcomes 26 Points by DR’s Martinez

Brazil dominated all facets of the game in a 3-0 thumping of the last place Argentines, their fourth straight NVL victory. Brayelin Martinez dropped a match-high 26 points, including 24 kills, but it was not enough to lift the Dominican Republic past Turkey in a 3-1 loss.

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Volley Lube Signs Fabio Balaso Away From Volleyball Padua

Fabio Balaso will join a new club for the first time since 2012 with his new five-year contract at Volley Lube.

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France Finalizes 14-Man Roster for Week 1 of VNL; No Trever Clevenot

Clevenot scored 12 points in the World League gold medal match last year.

Brazilian Men’s National Team Calls #NVL Slate “Inhuman”

With a travel schedule including 15 matches on multiple continents over five weeks, there is no question that the Volleyball Nations League will be taxing for all involved teams, but Brazilian coach Renan Dal Zotto and his team have taken their complaints about this grueling slate to the next level, dubbing it as “inhuman.”

Serbia, China Win Tight Four-Setters in #VNL Pool 7

Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.

Italy Earns First #VNL Win, Korea Tops Russia for Fourth Straight

Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.

Larson Leads USA Past Dutch, Japan Sweeps Belgium in #VNL Pool 5

Five aces and a balanced offensive attack lifted the USA to a quick sweep of the Netherlands, taking down the final unbeaten side in Volleyball Nations League play. Meanwhile, Japan dominated Belgium offensively in a sweep to wrap up Day 2 play in Pool 5.

CEV Eliminates Technical Timeouts in Volleyball, Effective May 14th

The Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV), which is the governing body for most international volleyball in Europe, has eliminated technical…

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Paris 2024 Aiming for “Zero” Carbon Emissions, Povery & Unemployment

The Paris 2024 Organizing Committee is set to sign an agreement tomorrow (May 23rd, 2018) with the aim of achieving “triple zero” by eliminating carbon emissions, poverty, and unemployment in the French capital.

Canadian Men Sweep Pair of Friendlies Against Mexico

Ryley Barnes (above) and the Canadian men’s national team won their final tuneups for the 2018 Volleyball Nations League in Edmonton last week.

VM Men’s POTY Nicolas Szerszen Signs First Pro Contract with Asseco Resovia

The 2018 VolleyMob Men’s Player of the Year, Nicolas Szerszen of Ohio State, has signed his first pro contract in Poland.

Dominican Republic Earns 1st Win, Brazil Hands Turkey 1st #VNL Loss

The Dominican Republic bested Argentina in every statistical category in a sweep for its first Volleyball Nations League win, while Brazil used its powerful offense to hand home-standing Turkey its first VNL defeat.

18-Year-Old Belgian National Teamer Signs with Busto Arsizio

Britt Herbots (pictured at the bottom) takes a swing at the Netherlands front line and will bring her talent to Busto Arsizio next season.

Poland Upsets Top-Seeded China, Serbia Downs Thailand in #VNL Pool 6

2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 2/POOL 7 May 22-24, 2018 Macau Forum | Macau, China (Capacity: 4,000)…

Russia, South Korea Open #VNL Pool 7 With Wins

A balanced offensive attack, including three players with nine or more kills, helped lift Russia past Italy to open Pool 6 play, meanwhile a strong service game and a 29-point effort by Kim Yeon Koung were key in lifting the homestanding Koreans to a four-set win over Germany.

Chinese MB Yuan Xinyue to Miss Next 3 Weeks of Nations League

3 members of China’s senior national team will miss at least the next 3 weeks of action at the 2018…

USA Sweeps Japan, Netherlands Edges Belgium in 5 to Open #VNL Week 2

The Americans used a strong block and a 21-point effort from Michelle Bartsch-Hackley to score a sweep of Japan to open week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, meanwhile the Dutch relied on their offensive prowess to best Belgium in five sets.

Bronze Medal Rematch in Pool 7 of 2018 W. Volleyball Nations League

Serbia’s Brankica Mihaljovic scored the most points (46) of any player in week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. She’ll lead her team to a rematch of last year’s Grand Prix bronze medal match.

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