France’s Head Coach, Tillie Did Not Expect To Be 3-0 After Week 1

The first week of the World League has ended and France’s head coach, Laurent Tillie did not expect to come out with an undefeated feat. “It was difficult to play today because all players are tired due to the game rhythm. We wanted to win and I am satisfied because the team played very well …

Russia, Poland Punch Tickets to U20 Women’s World Championships

Russia and Poland earned spots at the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championships winning CEV European Qualifiers on Sunday. Both teams went undefeated to book trips to Mexico for the championships alongside Italy and Serbia, who were already qualified due to FIVB ranking. The U20 championships will take place in Boca del Rio and Cordoba, Mexico, …

Annie Drews Joins USA Volleyball National Team Training Roster

One former Purdue Boilermaker has joined the USA Volleyball training roster, while another has left. Annie Drews is back stateside and will join the camp in Anaheim, which began officially on May 1st, after leading her club team Caguas Criollas to the Puerto Rican league title two weeks ago. Drews finished her career at Purdue in …

Brayelin Martinez To Leave Italy For Bauru of Brazil’s Super League

Dominican national team star Brayelin Martinez will be leaving her Italian club to join Bauru of Brazil’s Super League. Martinez, 20 years old, is one of the brightest young talents in the Dominican Republic. The 6-foot-7 Martinez can play tip or opposite hitter, according to Brazil’s Estadao.br. For the Dominican Republic, she’s typically played at the outside hitter …

20 Points From Thayer Hall Qualifies USA for U20 World Championship

2017 U20 PAN AMERICAN CUP May 8-13th, 2017 San Jose, Costa Rica The top-placing North American and South American teams qualify for the U20 World Championships this summer It will be North America vs. South America in the gold medal match of the 2017 U20 Pan American Cup, as both the United States and Argentina …

Polish, Serbian Women Remain Undefeated in European Qualifying

· · Only Pool B was in action on the women’s side of European Qualification for FIVB World Championships on Wednesday. The rest of the women’s pools continue play on May 30 or 31. No. 2 Serbia, No. 15 Slovakia and No. 9 Poland all won in sweeps on Day 2 of play in Warsaw, …

U.S. Names Women’s FIVB World Grand Prelim Roster

The U.S. named its 21-woman preliminary roster for the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix, which begins in a month. The roster consists of four setters, three opposites, three liberos, six middles and five outside hitters. The lone setter on the preliminary roster who was part of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team is Carli Lloyd. In …

Japan & Thailand Secure Final 2 Spots For U23 World Championships

At the SMM 2nd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship, Japan and Thailand snatched the final two slots to the 2017 U23 World Championships. The U23 World Championships will be held in Slovenia later this year from September 10-17. Semifinals This is the second time in a row that Thailand has secured their spot in the …

China Uses Strong Block To Down Switzerland At Montreux Masters

2017 MONTREUX VOLLEY MASTERS June 6-11 Montreux, Switzerland Event Site Schedule The 2017 Montreux Volley Masters has begun, with the first day of play being complete. China, Brazil and Argentina all came out on top following the first day of play, with some easy and some more difficult matches played. Pool A China def. Switzerland …