Wednesday, 29 May 2024

U.S. Women Beginning Overseas Pro Seasons

The U.S. Women’s National Team may have wrapped up their season, but that doesn’t mean the players are taking a break. Many of them have headed overseas to compete in professional leagues. Let’s take a look at the latest news on the team members playing abroad.

2019 Season Recap

The U.S. Women’s National Team had an incredible 2019 season, earning five podium finishes and a record of 44-7 in tournament play. They took home gold medals at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Pan American Cup, and NORCECA Champions Cup. They also secured silver medals at the FIVB World Cup and NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship. Not only that, but they also qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games by winning their Tokyo Qualification Tournament pool on home soil.

USA Volleyball Coaching Legend Mike Hebert Passes Away

The volleyball world recently mourned the loss of coaching legend Mike Hebert, who passed away on October 21 at the age of 75. Hebert dedicated his life to coaching, spending 35 seasons at the collegiate level and making significant contributions to the U.S. Women’s National Team and USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline. He was honored as USA Volleyball’s Donald S. Shondell All-Time Great Coach in 2011. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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Players Competing in Italian League

Several U.S. players are competing in the Italian Serie A1 this winter. Libero/outside hitter Megan Courtney and setter Micha Hancock are playing for Igor Gorgonzola Novara. Outside hitter Mikaela Foecke is playing for Il Bisonte Firenze. Middle Haleigh Washington and opposite Karsta Lowe are representing Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio. Setter Jordyn Poulter is competing for Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri. Outside hitter Roni Jones-Perry is playing for Banca Valsabbina Millenium Brescia. Chiaka Ogbogu and Kim Hill are representing Imoco Volleyball Conegliano.

Players Competing in Japanese V-League

Opposite Annie Drews is competing in the Japan V-League with JT Marvelous. Outside hitter Simone Lee is playing for Kurobe Aqua Fairies. Middle Hannah Tapp is representing Hitachi Rivale.

Players Competing in German Bundesliga

Opposite Krystal Rivers and middle Jenna Rosenthal are playing for Allianz MTV Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga and the European Champions League. Libero Justine Wong-Orantes is representing SSC Palmberg Schwerin.

Players Competing in Turkish League

Outside hitter Kelsey Robinson is playing for Fenerbahce, and outside hitter Madi Kingdon Rishel is playing for Turk Hava Yollari (THY) in the Turkish League and the European Champions League.

Players Competing in Swiss League

Libero Amanda Benson, along with teammates Tia Scambray and Kyra Holt, is competing for Viteos NUC in the Swiss League and the CEV Cup.

Players Competing in Russian League

Setter Lauren Carlini is playing for Dinamo Moscow in the Russia Super League and the European Champions League.

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Players Competing in Chinese League

Outside hitter Jordan Larson is playing for Shanghai, while outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and middle Tori Dixon are competing for Beijing Auto in the Chinese Super League.

Player Competing in Brazilian Superliga

Outside hitter Sarah Wilhite Parsons is representing Sesi Bauru in the Brazilian Superliga.

That wraps up the latest news on U.S. Women’s National Team members competing in overseas pro leagues. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the season!