Three Americans Named to CEV Women’s Dream Team

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 24th, 2017 | CEV European Champions League, Pro Indoor

2017 CEV Champions League Dream Team

Outside Hitter: Kelsey Robinson (3) Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO

Outside Hitter: Kimberly Hill (15) VakifBank ISTANBUL

Middle Blocker: Milena RASIC (16) VakifBank ISTANBUL

Middle Blocker: Rachael ADAMS (8) Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL

Opposite Hitter: Lonneke Slöetjes (10) VakifBank ISTANBUL

Setter: Naz AYDEMIR AKYOL  (11) VakifBank ISTANBUL

Libero: Monica DE GENNARO (10) Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO

Most Valuable Player: ZHU Ting (5) VakifBank ISTANBUL

At the conclusion of this weekend’s CEV Champions League Final Four, eight players were named to the tournament’s Dream Team. China’s Zhu Ting garnered Most Valuable Player honors, while seven others also earned accolades.

Ting led her VakifBank Istanbul squad to the CEV title, tallying 22 points and attacking at a .580 clip in the gold medal match and posting 24 points in the semifinal win. The 2017 season marked the first overseas for the Olympic gold medalist and MVP of the Rio Olympics.

Four of Ting’s teammates also made the Dream Team: setter Naz Aydemir Akyol, outside hitter Kim Hill, middle blocker Milena Rasic and opposite Lonneke Sloetjes.

In addition to Hill, who was a member of the USA’s bronze medal team in Rio, fellow Americans Kelsey Robinson and Rachael Adams made the list of the tournament’s best. Robinson starred for silver medalist and host team Imoco Volley Conegliano, while Adams plays for bronze medalist Esczacibasi Virtra Istanbul.

Rounding out the Dream Team was Robinson’ teammate, libero Monica De Gannaro.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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