It is now official that American Paige Tapp will make her way to Germany to complete the 2017-18 club season with Allianz MTV Stuttgart.
The team needed a replacement for Micheli Tomazela who will be sidelined for nearly the remainder of the season due to a ruptured plantar fascia. Tapp has not been apart of a team so far this season, as she has been training with Team USA in Anaheim.
Tapp is a former University of Minnesota volleyball player that played a big role for the Gophers and their season last year. In her senior season, Tapp was named as the Senior CLASS Winner, which awards players for their overall performance on the court and in the classroom. Tapp eventually went on to play with Puerto Rican squad, Juncos Valencianas.
Tapp also recently signed with Adidas, who is now the official brand of USA Volleyball.
Tapp’s twin sister, Hannah Tapp, was formerly in the German Bundesliga with SC Schweriner but transferred to Italy to play with II Bistonte Firenze this season. With SC Schweriner, Hannah helped the team to their first league title in four seasons over Stuttgart, where Paige will be playing.
Both were selected to compete with Team USA at the 2017 World Grand Prix where the Americans crashed out early in the Final Six to take fifth place.
Tapp announced her joining Stuttgart via Instagram just days ago.