Russia Sweeps Golds at FIVB U19 Beach World Championships

FIVB U19 World Championships Nanjing, China July 9-15, 2018 Schedule/Results Mariia Boncharova/Maria Voronina rallied past Dutch pair Raisa Schoon/Emi van Driel for the U19 Women’s Beach World title on Sunday. No. 6 Boncharova/Voronina dropped the opening set 21-19, but rebounded with a pair of deuce set wins 21-19, 15-13 to claim the crown. The Russians …

Lincoln Alexander Williams of Australia Lands in Poland

After spending just one season in the German Bundesliga, Lincoln Alexander Williams, made the move to the Polish PlusLiga. He will be joining other newcomers Jan Fornal, Tomasz Kowalski, and Jake Langlois at MKS Będzin. The club was almost relegated out of the PlusLiga, finishing 13th place in the regular season and playoffs. Williams comes to Poland after finishing …

Dominican Republic Grabs Fifth Straight CACG Title in Baranquilla

2018 Central American & Caribbean Games July 19 – August 3, 2o18 Barranquilla, Columbia Schedule/Results The Dominican Republic claimed the gold medal for women’s volleyball at the Central American & Caribbean Games on Wednesday, topping host Columbia for their fifth-consecutive title. Puerto Rico rounded out the podium, earning the bronze with a five-set win over …

Elena Pietrini Won’t Play in Gloria Cup Due to Muscle Injury

2018 Gloria Volleyball Cup (Women) August 23rd-25th, 2018 Gloria Sports Arena, Belek, Antalya, Turkey Tournament Central #GloriaCup The 2018 Gloria Volleyball Cup, which similarly to the Rabobank Super Series last week in the Netherlands is more of a glorified weekend of friendlies than a true tournament, will begin on Thursday in Belek, Turkey. This year’s …

Mediterranean Games Women’s Volleyball: Turkey Downs France for Bronze

2018 MEDITERRANEAN GAMES (INDOOR WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL): Tarragona, Spain June 22-July 1, 2018 The Mediterranean Games, a collection of nations to compete in a myriad of sports including volleyball, is starting in 2018 as opposed to its normal four-year cycle of 2009, 2013, 2017 after the host needed to push it back a tad. For women’s …

Brazil’s Mauricio Borges Out of VNL with Torn ACL

Brazil’s Mauricio Borges is the latest injury casualty in Volleyball Nations League action. The outside hitter reportedly injured his right knee and has already began physical therapy and will be reassessed once returning to Brazil from the VNL Final Six in France. Borges was injured on Wednesday in Set 3 of the team’s five set …

Robin de Kruijf Still Not Ready to Return to Dutch Team After Injury

27-year old, 193cm (6’4″) Dutch middle blocker Robin de Kruijf remains sidelined for the Dutch women after undergoing surgery on her left knee in March to repair a torn meniscus. When releasing their 14-player roster for this week’s Rabobank Super Series (the Dutch beat Turkey 3-1 in their opener), the federation made a point to say …

WATCH NOW: August 25 European Volleyball Championship Qualifiers

The men’s 2019 European Volleyball Championship qualifiers continue today with a slew of matches in pool play. You can follow along with all of the action on laola1.tv. Watch Today’s matches here This weekend marks the last qualifier matches until next January, when pool play concludes. Pool matches began in mid-August, spread across Europe. France, …

Lucarelli Ruled Out Of WCH Even Though He Is Back Playing For Taubaté

After much speculation, Brazilian outside hitter Ricardo Lucarelli has announced that he will not participate in the 2018 FIVB World Championship. His decision was shared on the official website of the Brazilian Volleyball Federation: “There is little time left until the start of competition and I do not feel yet at an adequate level to …

Polish Legend Dawid Murek Signs With Częstochowa For 18th Pro Season

AZS Częstochowa has announced in its official Instagram page the signing of Polish volleyball legend Dawid Murek to a contract. This will be David’s 18th professional go-around. He is transferring out of Szczecin, to which he left a farewell message on the team’s official website: “I will definitely remember these two years very well, because …