European volleyball

French Men Win 2 of 3 Friendlies Against Netherlands

In the 2 matches where Earvin Ngapeth (above) played, France couldn’t be beat against the Netherlands.

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Final Qualifier for 2019 EuroVolleyM Begins on August 15th

After winning the FIVB Challenger Cup to qualify for the 2019 Nations League, Portugal will look to carry that momentum to a similar bid for the 2019 European Championships.

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Women’s EuroVolley Qualifying Tournament Begins Wednesday

Belgium ranked 13th in the world, stumbled at last year’s European Championships, which has left them in the second-chance tournament to earn a spot for the 2019 edition.

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Pays d’Aix Venelles Signs Fourth American In Recent Grad Kelli Bates

The French club is building itself a nice little NCAA powerhouse

Lardini Filottrano Signs Setters Tominaga (Japan) And Yang (Taiwan)

At Filotranno, the new setting tandem will find a squad that had a very rough 2017/18 season

Team Canada’s And Civitanova’s Ryley Barnes Suffers Serious Injury

Although not much yet is known of the extent of Barnes injury, Lube’s release has stated that ligament damage, as well as a fracture, have been confirmed.

Russia Beats Netherlands to Claim 2018 Rabobank Super Series Title

Russia lost to the Netherlands 3-2 in the preliminaries, but were dominant in Sunday’s championship match at the 2018 Rabobank Super Series.

Serbian Standout Jovana Brakocevic Signs In Poland

Brakocevic has earned many national and international honors, including the Champions League and Club World Championships MVP in 2013, the 2011 European Championships MVP, and Serbia’s Best Sportswoman Award by the Serbian Olympic Committee in 2011

Russia, Netherlands Earn Sweeps to Advance to Rabobank Finale

The Russian block, led by 6 from Irina Fesitova (above), stifled Italy’s reserves in the semi-finals of the Rabobank Super Series.

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Former USC Star Lucas Yoder Signs In Switzerland

During his senior campaign at USC, he led the nations in kills per set [4.85] and points per set [5.22] on a path to earning First Team All-MPSF Honors and AVCA All-American Second Team

Vital Heynen Motivates Players In Practice With Cakes And Cookies

Now, who wouldn’t want to play for a coach like that?

Kadu Is Back To Valentia After Serving 15-Months WADA Suspension

The 23 year old Kadu is one of Brazil’s many young volleyball talents

Volleyball Rising In Popularity in England

88 teams have applied to join the London Volleyball League this season, a 15% increase from last year’s field

Dutch Women Roll Through Italian Reserves Lineup on Day 2 of Rabobank

Led in scoring by middle blocker Yvon Belien, the Dutch women moved to 2-0 in the tournament with a win over Italy’s 2nd team.

Italy, Netherlands Men Split Friendlies 22 Years After Olympic Final

Led by 21 points from Ivan Zaytsev (above) Italy was dominant in the first match, and then in the 2nd, the Netherlands won by the same 3-2 score that they recorded in the final of the 1996 Olympic Games.

Robin de Kruijf Still Not Ready to Return to Dutch Team After Injury

The Dutch block struggled in the Final 6 of the Nations League without middle blocker Robin De Kruijf (above, center).

Italy Beats Russia, Dutch Top Turkey on Day 1 of Rabobank Super Series

Paola Egonu scored 21 for Italy as part of their 3-1 win over Russia on Tuesday.

Georgi Bratoev’s Ankle Surgery Ruled a “Success” in Portugal.

Georgi Bratoev, Bulgaria’s starting national team setter, has undergone successful surgery in Portugal.

Players Comment On Vital Heynen’s Rigorous Training Regime

Recent hired coach Vital Heynen is known for extracting the best out of every one that has ever played for him. That is how he took teams such as the German national squad and Bundesliga’s Friedrichshafen to unprecedented success. However, his training rigor has surprised even the most seasoned of Poland’s players

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