Saeed Derakhshandeh Named Control Committee President

Article courtesy Rahim Rahimzadeh; Julie Haake contributed to this report. Saeed Derakhshandeh Named Control Committee President for the 12th Asian Men’s U18 Volleyball Championship of Tabriz International volleyball tournaments are greatly affected by lack of financial support. The FIVB and its five affiliated confederations considered reducing the financial burden in hosting competitions by adopting new …

Cruzeiro, Taubaté, Sesc, and Sesi Advance To Superliga Semifinals

2017-2018 BRAZILIAN MEN’S SUPERLIGA 10/14 – 03/17 – 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 Superliga’s quarterfinals are over and only the best of the best survived. No …

After Winning Argentine Title, USA’s David Lee Contemplates Retirement

Team USA legend David Lee has stated in an interview to Argentina’s Voleybolplus.com that he is contemplating retirement after winning the country’s domestic title with UPCN. An Olympic gold medalist in 2008 and a World Champion in 2015, Lee is currently 36 years old and has just finished his first season in South America. Here …

“We Fought And Showed Character” – Micah Christenson

The most anticipated match of the week in CEV’s Champions League was incredible. Not even Lube Civitanova players and fans themselves could believe that the team from Macerata managed to come back from a 0-2 deficit to take down Poland’s Skra Belchatow at their own home-court in Lodz in front of almost 10 thousand fans. …

Superliga Rivals Protest Tifanny’s Participation After Setting Records

Tifanny Abreu‘s record setting performances since she made volleyball history by being the first transgender woman to participate in Brazil’s Female Superliga has drawn the ire of the league’s clubs. According to Bruno Voloch, a famous and influential Brazilian volleyball blogger, all but two of Superliga’s teams have asked the Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) to remove Tifanny …

(ITA) Riccardo Sbertoli To Leave Milano For Monza?

Reports by Italian blogger Gian Pasini have it that Riccardo Sbertoli, PowerVolley Revivre Milano’s and the Italian national team’s setter, is having talks with representatives from Monza Vero Volley about joining the team next season. Sbertolli is one of Italy’s most promising young players, being a constant call up on its senior squad at only …

Cuban Carlos Gala Is The New Head Coach Of Peru’s Men’s National Team

The Peruvian Volleyball Federation (FPV) has recently announced Cuban Carlos Gala as the new head-coach of its male national team. Gala is already a household name in Peruvian volleyball, as he is the current coach of the leading club in the country’s Women’s Superior League (LNSV), Jaamsa Volleyball. Here is how Gala reacted to the …

Champions Again! Zenit-Kazan Wins Russian Superleague For 10th Time

MATCH STATS Zenit-Kazan def. Zenit-St. Petersburg, 3-0 in leg 3 (25-21, 25-22, 25-22) Zenit-Kazan finishes the Russian regular season at 24-2; ZSP finishes the Russian regular season at 17-9 St. Petersburg, Russia Attendance: 7250 Box score ST. PETERSBURG – To avenge one of their two losses in the Russian Superleague, the juggernaut Zenit Kazan won all …

(ITA) Piacenza’s President And Fans Make Plea To Sponsors

Millionaire contracts aside, professional volleyball has a long way to go in terms of financial stability. We have shown examples in the past that not even Italy’s mighty A1 league is safe from financial trouble. The most recent example was brought to us by Piacenza‘s Honorary President Roberto Pighi, who took to the microphone before …

Canadian Ryley Barnes Departs from Russia’s Ural Ufa After 1 Season

As the professional season rolls into the international season, Russian side Ural Ufa has announced several changes to its roster for the 2018-2019 year. Among the most significant departures are Canadian outside hitter Ryley Barnes and domestic opposite Andrei Kolesnik. Artem Tokhatash, a middle blocker who appeared in just 2 games for the club, will also leave. Barnes arrived …