Tuesday, 28 May 2024

WNT Update: A Türkiye Tale

We are excited to bring you the latest updates on the U.S. Women’s National Team athletes who are competing both domestically and around the world. In this article, we will focus on the incredible performances of our athletes in Türkiye.

VakifBank Dominates the Champions Cup

The club VakifBank, led by opposite Jordan Thompson, middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, and outside hitter Ali Frantti, made a remarkable start to the season by winning the Champions Cup on October 11. In a thrilling final against Fenerbahce Opet, VakifBank emerged victorious with a 3-2 (23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12) win.

Thompson, who was named the tournament MVP, showcased her exceptional skills by leading all scorers in the final with 29 points. Frantti also played a crucial role, scoring 11 points, while Ogbogu unfortunately did not participate in the final match.

Impressive Start to the Regular Season

VakifBank has continued its winning streak in the regular season, going undefeated in the first four matches. On October 28, VakifBank faced Muratpaşa Bld. Sigorta Shop and emerged victorious with a 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20) win. Stephanie Samedy, who played as a substitute, led the team with 19 points.

Thompson and Ogbogu also made valuable contributions with their performances off the bench, scoring eight and five points, respectively. Although Frantti did not play in this particular match, her presence on the team is crucial.

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Other Notable Performances

Outside hitter Sarah Wilhite Parsons, representing Kuzeyboru, helped her team secure a thrilling 3-2 (26-28, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 17-15) victory over Aydın Büyükşehir Belediyespor. Parsons, with an impressive 37 points, showcased her skills as one of the top scorers in the league.

Galatasaray Daikin, featuring opposite Danielle Cuttino, outside hitter Logan Eggleston, and middle blocker Heather Gneiting, dominated PTT with a convincing 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-20) victory. Cuttino led all scorers with 19 points, while Gneiting contributed five points to the team’s success.

Outside hitter Simone Lee, despite her outstanding performance of 23 points, was unable to prevent her team Sarıyer Belediyespor from falling to Nilüfer Belediyespor in a hard-fought 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 16-25, 25-18) match.


In Türkiye, our U.S. Women’s National Team athletes have been making waves with their exceptional performances. VakifBank’s Jordan Thompson, Chiaka Ogbogu, and Ali Frantti have dominated the Champions Cup and remained undefeated in the regular season. Additionally, other athletes like Sarah Wilhite Parsons, Danielle Cuttino, and Simone Lee have been showcasing their skills with their respective clubs.

Stay tuned for more updates on our talented athletes and their remarkable achievements. For more information, visit Alpinetgheep.


  1. Who were the top performers in VakifBank’s Champions Cup victory?
    Jordan Thompson, Ali Frantti, and Chiaka Ogbogu played key roles in VakifBank’s success in the Champions Cup.

  2. Which U.S. Women’s National Team athletes are competing in Türkiye?
    Jordan Thompson, Chiaka Ogbogu, Ali Frantti, Sarah Wilhite Parsons, Danielle Cuttino, Logan Eggleston, and Heather Gneiting are all playing in Türkiye.

  3. Are there any upcoming matches or tournaments for these athletes?
    Yes, there are many exciting matches and tournaments coming up. Stay tuned for more updates on their performances.

  4. Where can I find more information about the U.S. Women’s National Team and their athletes?
    For more information about the U.S. Women’s National Team and their athletes, visit Alpinetgheep.

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