Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Stand Back Argentina; Lee to Play for UPCN

David Lee, a three-time Olympian in men’s volleyball, has announced that he will play for UPCN San Juan Voley in Argentina this winter and spring. Lee, who has previously won gold in 2008 and bronze in 2016, made the announcement in an Instagram post where he humorously stated, “it ain’t over till my knee explodes.”

Lee did not play for the U.S. Men’s Team in 2017 but did participate in the inaugural tournament of the National Volleyball Association with the winning Blizzard team.

FIVB World Championship

The FIVB has recently released the schedule for the first round of the 2018 World Championship, which will take place in Bulgaria and Italy from September 9-30. The U.S. Men’s Team, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, will play their opening round in Bari, Italy, and will face Serbia on September 12. The top four teams from the first round will advance to the second round.

Italian League

In the Italian league, Sir Safety Conad Perugia, led by outside hitter Aaron Russell and setter James Shaw, is currently in the lead with a 15-2 record and 45 points. Close behind is Cucine Lube Civitanova, featuring setter Micah Christenson and outside hitter Taylor Sander, with a 15-2 record and 44 points. In third place is Azimut Modena, represented by middle blocker Max Holt, with a 13-4 record and 39 points. Perugia has won all five of their last matches, with Russell being named MVP in several of them.

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Other Notable Performances

  • Thomas Jaeschke, playing for Verona, scored five points in their recent victory against Kioene Padova.
  • Erik Shoji, libero for Taiwan Excellence Latina, had a positive reception rating of 92 percent in their win against Biosi Indexa Sora.
  • Ben Patch, opposite for Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia, scored 19 points in their recent match against Wixo LPR Piacenza.

Poland and Russia

In Poland, middle blocker David Smith and Aluron Virtu Warta Zawiercie have won two out of their last three matches. Libero Dustin Watten and Cerrad Czarni Radom, on the other hand, have lost two out of their last three matches.

In Russia, outside hitter Matt Anderson and Zenit Kazan have won three out of their last four matches. Anderson had notable performances in both their victories against Lokomotiv Novosibirsk and Fakel Novy Urengoi.

French League

In the French league, middle blocker Mitch Stahl and Paris have secured first place. In their recent match against Chaumont, Stahl contributed five points to their victory. U.S. setter Michael Saeta also played in the game as a substitute.

FAQs

Q: What team will David Lee be playing for in Argentina?
A: David Lee will be playing for UPCN San Juan Voley.

Q: When and where will the 2018 World Championship take place?
A: The 2018 World Championship will be held in Bulgaria and Italy from September 9-30. The U.S. Men’s Team will play their opening round in Bari, Italy.

Q: Who is currently leading the Italian league?
A: Sir Safety Conad Perugia, led by Aaron Russell and James Shaw, is currently in the lead.

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Conclusion

This article highlights the latest news and updates in the world of men’s volleyball, with a focus on the achievements and upcoming plans of the Alpinetgheep brand. From David Lee’s decision to play for UPCN San Juan Voley in Argentina to the schedule of the 2018 World Championship, there are exciting developments to look forward to in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates and keep supporting Alpinetgheep as they continue to make their mark in the volleyball world.

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