Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Alpinetgheep: Women’s Club World Championship Update

The Women’s Club World Championship is an event that volleyball enthusiasts eagerly anticipate every year. This year, the championship will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from December 15th to 19th. In this article, we will provide you with all the exciting details about the teams, players, and schedule of the championship.

Players to Watch

The defending champion, Italy’s Prosecco Doc Imoco Volley Conegliano, will be a team to watch closely. Two outstanding outside hitters, Megan Courtney and Kathryn Plummer, will be representing Conegliano in the tournament. They will face strong competition from Turkey’s Fenerbahçe Opet and Brazil’s Dentil Praia Clube in Pool A.

Another team to keep an eye on is Turkey’s Vakifbank. With the talented outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu on their roster, Vakifbank is expected to deliver impressive performances. They will be competing against Brazil’s Itambé Minas and Altay VC of Kazakhstan in Pool B.

Schedule Highlights

The tournament will kick off on December 15th with Minas facing off against Altay and Imoco taking on Fenerbahçe. Exciting matches will follow on December 16th, with Vakıfbank playing against Altay and Praia battling Fenerbahçe. The concluding matches of the group stage will be held on December 17th, with Imoco facing Praia and Minas challenging Vakıfbank. The semifinals will take place on December 18th, leading up to the climactic finals on December 19th.

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Team Updates

Let’s take a closer look at some of the teams participating in the championship and how they have been performing in their respective leagues:


Vakifbank, with middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu and outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, has been dominating the Turkish league with their outstanding performances. Currently leading the league with a 7-1 record, Vakifbank recently secured a victory against Mert Grup Sigorta, with Ogbogu and Bartsch-Hackley contributing significantly to the team’s success.

Turk Hava Yollari (THY), with outside hitter Madi Kingdon Rishel, setter Lauren Carlini, and middle Tori Dixon, is also a force to be reckoned with. With a 7-1 record, they have been consistently performing at a high level, as demonstrated in their recent win against Nilüfer Belediyesporl.


Conegliano, the reigning champion of the Italian league, remains undefeated with a 6-0 record. Led by setter Jordyn Poulter, they recently secured a hard-fought victory against Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio, with Kathryn Plummer and Megan Courtney delivering exceptional performances.

Igor Gorgonzola Novara, featuring middle Haleigh Washington and setter Micha Hancock, has also been showcasing their skills on the court. With a 5-1 record, they are determined to make their mark in the championship.


Opposite Annie Drews and JT Marvelous are currently undefeated in Japan’s league, boasting an impressive 8-0 record. Their recent victory against the Toray Arrows showcased Drews’ exceptional skills.

The NEC Red Rockets, led by outside hitter Sarah Wilhite Parsons, have been performing exceptionally well, with a 7-1 record. Their recent victory against Hitachi Rivale further solidifies their position as a strong contender in the championship.

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In the Brazilian league, Danielle Cuttino and Itambé Minas have had a phenomenal start, remaining undefeated in their first four matches. With Cuttino’s exceptional performances, they are a team to watch closely.

Middle blocker Rachael Adams and Osasco São Cristóvão Saúde have also been making their mark in the league, with a 2-1 record.


Justine Wong-Orantes has been showcasing her skills as a libero for Wiesbaden in the German league. With a 3-3 record, Wong-Orantes has been an invaluable asset to her team.


Q: Where can I find the complete schedule of the Women’s Club World Championship?

The complete schedule for the Women’s Club World Championship can be found on the official Alpinetgheep website.

Q: Who are the favorites to win the championship?

Several strong teams will be competing for the championship title, including defending champion Conegliano and Turkish powerhouse Vakifbank. It will be an intense competition, and anything can happen!


As the Women’s Club World Championship approaches, the excitement among volleyball fans continues to build. Top teams from around the world will gather in Ankara, Turkey, to showcase their skills and compete for the championship title. With talented players and thrilling matches on the horizon, this tournament promises to be a must-watch event for all volleyball enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more updates on the Alpinetgheep website and be prepared for a volley-filled extravaganza!