The Hubert Jerzy Wagner Memorial is perhaps men’s volleyball’s most prestigious friendly competition
Poland’s initial campaign in the VNL took even the most optimistic fans by surprise, as it started the competition in a very surprising 10-0 win streak. However, the team’s performance in the competition’s Final 6 took even the most pessimistic fans by surprise as well, as the Polish squad managed to win only a single lonely set en route to a fifth place finish
Leon’s bond with Poland’s NT grows stronger by the day
Poland’s coach, Vital Heynen, has named his roster for the FIVB World Championships. Pawel Zatorski and Dawid Konarski are trying to get back on top of the podium in Italy this October.
Poland looks to stay atop the standings in the Men’s Volleyball Nations League with a strong week in Pool 10 vs. Italy, Japan & Bulgaria.
Day 6 of the Volleyball Nations League brought some surprising results, but in the end, the top three teams – Poland, the United States and Brazil – moved to 5-1 although Brazil surged ahead of the USA in the standings with a five-set win.
Chronic pink eye and possible peripheral retinal degeneration will bench Polish captain Michal Kubiak for 30-60 days.
Germany led Poland in all facets of the game and overcame a 21 point effort by Michal Kubiak for a four-set victory on Sunday, handing Poland its first VNL loss. Chuan Jiang’s efforts were finally rewarded as he poured in 30 points for No. 20 China in a five-set win over No. 10 France.
Nine blocks and 24 French errors as well as a key substitutionary effort by Dawid Konarski lifted Poland to a sweep of France and a perfect 4-0 VNL mark. Chuan Jiang turned in a match-high 24 points for China, but it was not enough to lift the team to an upset of No. 10 Germany.
Seven service aces and 27 Canadian miscues lifted Poland past Canada and put the home team atop the Volleyball Nations League standings at 3-0 with the maximum nine points, meanwhile Russia put up 12 blocks to end any thoughts of a Korean upset to wrap Pool 3 play on Sunday.