Olimpia Teodora Ravenna has just announced in its official website the signing of VolleyMob and AVCA All-American Haleigh Washington, from Penn State University. A multiple award winner with a very decorated college career, Washington is widely considered one of the biggest American promises in volleyball. She will be joining a squad that currently sits in 9th place of Italy’s A2 league with a 14-10 record, which means she should get plenty of playing time to further develop her game.
Here is Haleigh’s reaction to signing her first professional contract:
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come to Ravenna to play for Conad Olimpia Teodora. The team is already well positioned but will not stop here. I am sure that it can go further and I can not wait to bring my contribution to achieve the goals that the squad has set for itself. Not only that, I am also happy to be able to learn and grow as a player alongside my new teammates, with the help of our coach and staff. I can not wait to train at the gym, meet the fans and take the field to do all I can for the team from now until the end of the season. To all I ask only a little patience because I still have much to learn and I’m here in Ravenna ready to do it!.”
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La Conad Olimpia Teodora ufficializza l’arrivo a #Ravenna della centrale Haleigh Washington. Altezza 192 cm, @hales__storm è nata a Denver (Colorado) il 22 settembre 1995 e proviene direttamente dalla @pennstatevball University, allenata da Ross Rose. La Washington è una delle giovani più promettenti del panorama pallavolistico femminile statunitense. Dal 2015 al 2017 è stata inserita nell’All American Ten in cui figurano le dieci migliori giocatrici del campionato universitario statunitense. Recentemente è stata invitata a far parte del gruppo della atlete della nazionale a stelle e strisce. #WelcomeInItaly #HaleighWashington
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