French Superstar Earvin Ngapeth Makes His 2017 World League Debut

2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE – ROUND 2, DAY 3 SUMMARY June 2nd-July 8th, 2017 Tournament site Results Pool I1 Antwerp, Belgium Full game recap to come. After a 3-0 defeat of Canada on Saturday secured the top seed for France in the Final 6, they finally took a flier on chemistry on Sunday in their …

France Starts Trevor Clevenot Over Julien Lyneel in World League Final

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAUGE – GROUP 1 Group 1 Third-Place Match July 9th, 2017 Curitiba, Brazil FIVB World League Third-Place Match Schedule/Results TV: YouTube, UniHD (U.S.), CBC TV (Canada) Start Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time Zone France has started Trevor Clevenot over Julien Lyneel in the gold medal match at the 2017 FIVB World League on Saturday. That shows a …

U.S. Women Drop Five-Setter vs. China; Italy Wins Pool E1

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX – POOL E1 Group 1 July 14 – July 16 FIVB World Grand Prix, Week 2 Macau, China Pool E1 Schedule/Results The United States Women’s National Team couldn’t overcome China for a second time in as many weeks as they dropped their second straight five-set match. The win looms large for China and …

Australia Gives Japan Crippling Loss to Open Pool G2

2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE – Pool G2 Group 2, Pool G2 June 16th-18th, 2017 Kunshan Sports Centre Stadium, Kunshan, China World League Round 3 Schedule/Results Pool G2 Standings: RANK TEAMS MATCHES RESULT DETAILS SETS POINTS TOTAL WON LOST 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 POINTS WON LOST RATIO WON LOST RATIO 1 CHINA 1 1 0 1 …

Lauren Carlini to be Face of Adidas Volleyball

Adidas has announced a multi-year deal with USA Women’s National Team setter Lauren Carlini, to be the face of Adidas volleyball. This comes on the heels of an announcement that Adidas will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand for USA Volleyball. Adidas, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is known across for its athletic …

France, Belgium Win in Pool I1 to Set Up Sunday Showdown

2017 FIVB World League – Pool I1 June 16-18, 2017 Antwerp, Belgium Schedule/Results France made quick work of Canada, while Belgium edge Italy in four sets. All four teams are 1-1 after two days of play, although France and Belgium are at the top with four points apiece. Belgium stays in the race for the Final …

Dominican Republic Brings Six 2012 Olympians to Grand Prix

World Grand Prix – Women July 7 – July 23, 2017 Event Site The Dominican Republic is back in the top division of the FIVB World Grand Prix after defeating Poland in the Group 2 finale last year. The squad will be looking to improve on its best ever finish, eighth place which came in …

Coastal Carolina’s Leah Hardeman Leads Blue to CNT-Minneapolis Title

After dropping its two round-robin matches, USA Blue had one chance to break through into the win column, a play-in game on Friday morning with a spot in the finals on the line. The team did just that, downing USA White 22-25, 25-15, 23-25, 15-13, 15-13, including a shortened Set 4 due to time constraints, …

WATCH All Day 5 Highlights and Replays at the 2017 Grand Prix

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX – GROUP 1 DAILY RECAP Group 1 July 7th – August 6th FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1 Schedule/Results The defending Grand Prix champions from Brazil continued to struggle on day 2 of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix with a 3-0 loss to Thailand – the first time Thailand has ever beaten …

Four Sweeps, Two 20-Point Individual Efforts Highlight Group 2 Play

Four of the six Group 2 matches were over after just three sets as Poland, Germany, South Korea and Puerto Rico scored sweeps. Poland remains in the overall lead in the group at 5-0, while Korea, Germany and the Czech Republic check in at 4-1. Canada’s Elizabeth Wendel was the top scorer of the day, …