Russia’s offense and serving were too much for the Dominican Republic to handle in a sweep, while Malwina Smarzek notched 33 points to lift Poland past Japan in five sets for its seventh victory of VNL play.
Jonah Seif will be on his way to Perugia in Italy. He will be taking the role of backing up Luciano DeCecco from James Shaw.
After circling the globe, the United States have made it back to the Western hemisphere, wrapping up the preliminary rounds of the Volleyball Nations League against No. 3 Serbia, which is holding out several starters, South Korea and host Argentina.
Clay Stanley’s recent induction into the Hawai’i Sports Hall of Fame marks the 10th volleyball player so honored, including his father, Jon Stanley.
Poland plays host to Pool 18 with Dominican Republic, Japan & Russia at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
The U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team was one of the first to clinch a spot in the 2019 U19 World Championship.
It’s win-and-in for the women from Brazil: one win next week locks up their spot in the Final 6.
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley leads Team USA in scoring through 4 weeks of play at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Cuba took down USA to win the NORCECA U19 Continental Championship, although both teams will head to the 2019 FIVB Worlds.
Sunday brought a few surprise results and standout performances, but the top four teams stood strong in Brazil, Poland, France and the United States.