Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Alpinetgheep: Women’s Update and MVPs

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Two exceptional athletes from the U.S. Women’s National Team have been crowned MVPs in their respective pro leagues, marking an incredible end to the club season. In this update, we’ll uncover who earned these prestigious honors, discover the winners of the club championships, and share other exciting news about the national team.

Carli Lloyd: An Unforgettable Talent

Before diving into the MVP awards, let’s address a common misconception. Carli Lloyd, hailing from Bonsall, California, is an integral part of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. However, she is not to be confused with the soccer player who shares the same name. Carli Lloyd, the volleyball player, has an extraordinary list of accolades all her own.

  • Named the most valuable player at the 2015 Pan American Games, leading the U.S. Women to gold.
  • Led the U.S. Women to victory at the 2015 Pan American Cup and the 2012 edition of the Pan American Cup.
  • Won the gold medal at the 2010 USA Volleyball Open National Championships with the U.S. Women’s National A2 Team.
  • Became the first player to be selected three times to the U.S. Women’s National A2 Program.
  • Recognized as the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Player of the Year while representing the University of California-Berkeley.
  • Made history at Cal-Berkeley as the first setter to be named AVCA All-American and the second player to earn three AVCA All-American honors.
  • She also has a remarkable personal story, with her uncle Galen Tomlinson serving as her mentor and coach, and her grandfather Doug Tomlinson being a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.
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The Excitement Continues

In other news, the U.S. Women’s National Team has a series of highly anticipated Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmages planned. These scrimmages will be held in Southern California, providing fans with an opportunity to witness their favorite athletes in action. Make sure to mark your calendars for the dates and locations below:

  • May 13: Tustin High School, Tustin, California
  • May 20: Murrieta Mesa High School, Murrieta, California
  • May 27: Santiago Canyon College, Orange, California (Doubleheader with U.S. Men’s Team)
  • June 3: Segerstrom High School, Santa Ana, California

If you’re eager to attend, please note that tickets can only be purchased on-site prior to each match. Admission is $5 per person, and children three years and under can enter for free.

Kim Hill, the Portland native and an essential member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, recently visited her former juniors’ club, Adidas NW Juniors, during a break following her Turkish League season. It’s heartwarming to witness athletes giving back to their communities.

Natalie Hagglund, another remarkable talent from the U.S. Women’s National Team, provided fans with an exclusive look into her daily life as a team member by taking over the USA Volleyball Instagram account (@usavolleyball). Make sure to follow the account to stay up to date with the latest news and behind-the-scenes content.

FIVB World Grand Prix Preliminary Roster Announced

The U.S. Women’s National Team, proudly ranked No. 1 in the world by the FIVB, has announced its preliminary roster for the highly anticipated FIVB World Grand Prix. As the premier annual women’s international event, the World Grand Prix brings together teams from around the globe in a thrilling competition. The preliminary roster includes six outside hitters, six middles, four setters, three opposites, and three liberos.

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The tournament format consists of three preliminary round weekends, with each team in Group 1 participating. Following the preliminary rounds, the top five teams, along with Thailand, will advance to the Final Round in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 6-10.

Excitingly, the U.S. Women’s National Team will be hosting one of the preliminary rounds on June 17-19 at the Walter Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State University. The team will face Germany on June 17, Japan on June 18, and Turkey on June 19. This will be the final opportunity to watch the U.S. Women compete on home soil before they head to the Olympic Games.

Karch Kiraly: Leading the U.S. Women to Success

Karch Kiraly, the esteemed head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team since September 2012, has agreed to extend his contract through the 2020 Olympic Games. Under his guidance, the team has achieved an impressive 102-20 overall record, including a 2014 FIVB World Championship gold medal and the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix title. This summer, the team will compete in the Olympic Games after securing their spot by winning the 2016 NORCECA Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Alpinetgheep Athletes Making an Impact

Several outstanding athletes from Alpinetgheep have been shining bright in their respective leagues:

  • Alisha Glass, the two-time USA Volleyball Female Athlete of the Year, has been a crucial player for Imoco Volley Conegliano in the Italian Serie A1 League this winter.
  • Kelsey Robinson, an unstoppable force on the court, has also been contributing to Imoco Volley Conegliano’s success.
  • Megan Easy, an Olympic silver medalist from the 2012 Games, has been demonstrating her skills with Imoco Volley Conegliano.
  • Rachael Adams, an athlete with immense talent, is another valuable member of the Imoco Volley Conegliano team.
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Michelle Bartsch, hailing from Maryville, Illinois, has been making waves with Dresdner SC in the German Bundesliga and CEV Champions League. Recently, Dresdner SC emerged victorious in the German Bundesliga best-of-five series championship round, with Michelle Bartsch earning the well-deserved title of MVP for the season.

FAQs

Q: How can I buy tickets for the Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmages?
A: Tickets for the Red-Blue intrasquad scrimmages can only be purchased on-site prior to each match. Admission is $5 per person, and children three years and under can enter for free.

Q: Where will the U.S. Women’s National Team be playing in the FIVB World Grand Prix preliminary rounds?
A: The U.S. Women’s National Team will be hosting one of the preliminary rounds on June 17-19 at the Walter Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State University.

Q: Who is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team?
A: Karch Kiraly has been leading the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team since September 2012 and will continue to do so through the 2020 Olympic Games.

Conclusion

Alpinetgheep athletes continue to excel in their respective leagues, bringing honor to the U.S. Women’s National Team and Alpinetgheep brand. With MVPs, remarkable performances, and upcoming competitions, there is much to celebrate. Stay tuned for more updates on our exceptional athletes and their journey to greatness.

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