2016 USA Volleyball Player of the Year Jordan Larson (above, center) didn’t play in last year’s World Grand Prix, but is on the pre-cut roster for this summer’s inaugural Volleyball Nations League.
Bechis will replace injured setter Athina Papafotiou
The Dutch superstar will continue her career in Italy
Roslandy Acosta Alvarado attacks a ball against Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena.
Middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu is taking her game from Austin, Texas, to Florence, Italy after signing a pro contract with Il Bisonte Firenze of the Italian Serie A1 league.
2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)
Two-time National Champion Kelly Hunter of Nebraska takes home the 2017 VolleyMob National Player of the Year award.
Wisconsin middle blocker Dana Rettke becomes one of two freshman on any of VolleyMob’s All-American Teams. 2017 Women’s VolleyMob All-America Third Team:
Eleven schools were represented on the 14 member first team All-America team with Stanford earning three honors and Penn State notching two. Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke was named AVCA Freshman of the Year.
After coming a point away from a Final Four, USC impressed in Regional weekend to gain traction in the penultimate VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.