Italian website Ivolleymagazine.it has hinted at the possibility that Team USA’s Hannah Tapp suffered a season-ending injury this week in Firenze’s Italian Cup quarter-finals match-up against Conegliano. Although injury details have not been yet made clear to the media, there are rumors that Firenze is already looking at the transfer market for a replacement for Tapp.
The 22-year-old 6’3″ Tapp is a University of Minnesota Graduate (Class of 2016). During her collegiate career, she was named an AVCA All-America Second-Teamer in 2016 and AVCA All-America First-Teamer in 2015, while also helping University of Minnesota reach consecutive NCAA semifinal appearances in those same two years. She was nominated twice for the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team for competitions in China.
Upon graduation, she joined Germany’s SC Schweriner for a season before making the move to Italy’s Firenze. She received her first call up for Team USA in May, and was part of the team’s 2017 FIVB Grand Prix roster. Her twin sister, Paige Tapp, also joined her on the team, and is playing professionally in Stuttgart.
The loss of Tapp could be devastating for Firenze, as the team currently occupies 8th place of Serie A1’s standings, the last play-off seed, with a 4-8 record.