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.
Lets look at our #MostValuablePlayer in action from #CLF4Treviso: @zhuting1129 showing us what she does best… pic.twitter.com/aRrhA4S9N3
— CEV Champions League (@CEVolleyballCL) April 24, 2017
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.