Relative newcomer Michelle Bartsch-Hackley came through for the United States in a big way, notching a match-high 27 points, including 25 kills and two aces, as the Americans staved off a feisty Polish squad in four sets Tuesday night.
With the opening day of the FIVB Volleyball Nation’s League just one week away, the United States has named its 14-woman roster for week one of the competition. The roster includes seven returning Olympians from the 2016 Games, led by two-time medalist and Nebraska alumna Jordan Larson, who will act as team captain.
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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.
Eczacibasi VitrA in the Turkish Women’s League are the top dogs in the league following the end of the season and have advanced to the semifinals of the league where they will face off against Fenerbahce.
The event marked the start of Team USA’s 2018 season, in which it will attempt to defend its FIVB Volleyball World Championship title
The 10th and 11th rounds of play in the Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi have concluded with Eczacibasi VitrA still leading the league.
Rounds four and five of the 2017/18 Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi has concluded with three teams still remaining unbeaten after five total matches – Eczacibasi Vitra, Fenerbahce and VakifBank.
Joining a new team or switching beach partners can be a daunting life change for a player, but Team USA players give their advice on how to transition into a new team and not letting it wear down on you.
High flying opposite Ben Patch will start his pro career in Italy – one of 299 Americans starting the season abroad this season.f.