San Giovani Marignano’s Coppa Italia Cinderella Run

San Giovani Marignano, located in a small town of the same name that houses only 9300 inhabitants, fought through all of its competition to win a berth on the Italian A2 Cup finals. Led by coach Stefano Saia, of only 41 years of age and a former assistant at Bergamo and Piacenza, the team has …

Slovakia Replaces Czech Republic As One Of 2019 EuroVolley’s Hosts

The European Volleyball Federation (CEV) has announced in its official website that Slovakia will step in Czech Republic’s place and be one of the fours hosts of 2019 CEV EuroVolley, along with Turkey, Poland, and Hungary. The CEV has stated that the choice for Slokavia “will be some kind of coronation of the terrific development …

China’s Jiang Chuan “Everyone Should Learn From The Women’s Team”

Top-level international competitions are set to begin next month with the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. With this, one of China’s leading players, Jiang Chuan, is ready to see his team improve at the upcoming competition. Last season, Chuan was the third highest scorer with 164 points in the World League Preliminary …

“We Can Hold Our Own Against Every Team In The World” – Lukas Kampa

East Germany was one the world’s most powerful volleyball teams of the 1960’a and 1970’s, winning gold at the 1969 World Cup and 1970 World Championship, before falling into obscurity. After unification, the team slowly drove its way back into relevance, winning a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships and a silver medal in …

2018 VNL Pool 1 Preview: RUS, THA, NED, ARG

2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Week 1/Pool 1 May 15th-17th, 2018 Team Sports Palace, Yetakerinburg, Russia Time Zone: GMT + 5 (US Eastern Time +9) World Rankings: #5 Russia, #8 Netherlands, #16 Thailand, #11 Argentina Schedule Date Local Time U.S. Eastern Time Home Visitor 15 May 16:30 7:30 Thailand Netherlands 15 May 19:00 …

Nanjing, China To Host Inaugural Women’s Nations League Finals

The FIVB has announced Nanjing, China as the women’s finals location for the inaugural season of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. The finals for the competition will take place from June 27 to July 1 at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre where the top-six teams from the competition will compete. Nanjing is set to host the …

Italy’s Ofelia Malinov Talks About Her Passion For Law School

The soon-to-be 22-year-old Ofelia Malinov is wise beyond her young years. The current starting setter for Italy’s Women’s national team has experienced lightning-fast success to her career. This, however, has not kept her from focusing on other aspects of her life, such as her education. Although it is very common for US players to get …

Natália Zilio Wins Brazil’s National Player Of The Year Award

2017 was a special year for the 28-year-old Olympic gold medalist Natália Zilio, as she debuted as Brazil’s national team captain and led her squad to titles at the FIVB Grand Prix (in which she also won the tournament’s MVP award), the Montreux Volley Masters, and the South American Championship. It was no surprise to many, …

“It wasn’t Easy Having Such A Successful Father” – Georg Grozer

Georg Grozer is one of the most successful German volleyball players of all time. In 2014, he led Germany’s national team to a bronze medal finish at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, the first medal for a German team since East Germany claimed gold in 1970. However, after failing to qualify for the 2016 …

Barueri and Hinode Extends Sponsorship Deal

2017-2018 BRAZILIAN WOMEN’S SUPERLIGA 10/15 – 03/02 – Regular Season Official League Site Teams Schedule Power Rankings Round 1; Round 2; Round 3; Round 4; Round 5; Round 6; Round 7; Round 8; Round 9; Round 10; Round 11 Round 12; Round 13; Round 14; Round 15; Round 16; Round 17; Round 18; Round 19; Round 20; Round 21; Round 22 QF-1; QF-2; SF-1; SF-2a; SF-2b The partnership that allowed José Roberto Guimarães to build a team that …