Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

Women’s Update: NCAA Showcases Future Stars of Team USA

The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship concluded recently, and fans of the U.S. Women’s National Team were treated to a glimpse of potential future players for the team in 2017. Stanford emerged as the champions in a thrilling final.

AJANAKU LEADS STANFORD TO NCAA TITLE

Inky Ajanaku, a middle player for Stanford University, showcased her skills in the championship match. Ajanaku, who was part of the U.S. Women’s National Team that won gold at the 2015 Pan American Cup, played a key role in Stanford’s victory with her impressive 16 kills and strong blocking.

KARCH ON NCAA FINALS BROADCAST

Karch Kiraly, the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, brought his expertise to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship as a color commentator. His presence added excitement to the broadcasts, which attracted record viewership.

USAV PROCESSES 233 FEMALE INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

USA Volleyball has processed a total of 328 international transfer certificates, allowing U.S. citizens to compete in professional volleyball leagues overseas for the 2016-17 season. The number of transfers has increased in recent months, with athletes heading to various countries. Germany, England, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Philippines have been popular destinations for these talented players.

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ATHLETES THRIVING IN FOREIGN LEAGUES

Several members of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team have found success playing in foreign leagues. Foluke Akinradewo is making waves in the Swiss League with Volero Zurich, while Jordan Larson and Rachael Adams are contributing to the success of Eczacibasi in the Turkish League. Kim Hill is also making her presence felt with Turkey’s VakifBank. These players continue to showcase their skills on a global stage.

U.S. ATHLETES EXCEL IN CHINA

Kelsey Robinson and Karsta Lowe are competing in China’s BAIC Motors Beijing team, while Kelly Murphy and Megan Easy are playing for Henan. Both teams have performed well in their respective leagues, with BAIC Motors securing a victory in the playoffs and Henan making a successful start in the second tier playoffs.

U.S. PLAYERS IN ITALIAN SERIE A1

Carli Lloyd and Lauren Gibbemeyer have returned to Italy to represent Pomi Casalmaggiore in the Italian Serie A1 league and the CEV Cup. They have played pivotal roles in Casalmaggiore’s recent victories, contributing to their team’s success.

MICHIGAN NATIVE SHINES IN ITALY

Michelle Bartsch, an alternate on the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team, is making her mark in the Italian Serie A1 league with Sudtirol Bolzano. Despite a close defeat against a league leader, Bartsch’s performance was outstanding, demonstrating her skill and talent.

USA SETTER IN POLAND

Micha Hancock, known for her incredible performance in the 2016 Pan American Cup, is currently playing for Poland’s Impel Wroclaw in the Orlen Liga. Hancock’s exceptional setting and all-around skills have helped her team secure victories in the league.

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