Recent Purdue University graduate Danielle Cuttino has just taken to her personal Instagram page to announce that she has closed her first professional deal with Italy’s Pomi Casalmaggiore:
“Hey y’all, I’m so so so EXCITED to announce that I have signed with @Pomi_vbc to continue my playing career next fall in Casalmaggiore, Italy. All of my dreams are coming true, the ability to continue playing volleyball, traveling the world and eating the best foods. All thanks to everyone behind me as a support system, including this guy right next to me. If anyone wants to book a flight at anytime to get café or a slice of pizza, I’m your girl. Follow their page to stay up to date with my journey! Wish me luck! Addio”
Cuttino was Purdue’s X-factor during her tenure with the team, excelling at the middle blocker and outside hitter position. An AVCA Third Team All-American and an Unanimous All-Big Ten selection, she paced the team’s offense with 4.11 kills per set during her senior year. In joining Casalmaggiore, she will debut as a professional in one of the best teams in what’s arguably the toughest league in the world. Just how well will she transition? We’ll soon find out.