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Volleyball: Jaime Kosiorek going pro in Denmark Kosiorek declared her intention to play professional volleyball for the Brøndby Volleyball Club in Copenhagen, Denmark, in an Instagram post Tuesday. The Chagrin Falls native was one of the shining members of Ohio during her tenure in Athens.

Volleyball great Karch Kiraly sells his San Clemente house for $3.55 million The San Clemente-coastal canyon home of three-time Olympic gold medal volleyball star Karch Kiraly recently sold for $3.55 million, down $125,000 from the original listing in February.

2018-19 Year in Review: League MVPs The 97th year of Stony Brook Athletics was one to remember as the Bears garnered a school record 13 team championships. Here's a look back at the five Bears who earned regular season league MVP honors in 2018-19.

Pool 20: Matches feature Poland, Dominican Republic, hosts Korea and Japan - FIVB - Press release · Dominican Republic's nine world level victories against Poland are most for them against specific opponents. · Dominican Republic could win three successive world level games against Poland for the first time.

Pool 18: Pool hosts China to take on Bulgaria in Ningbo - FIVB - Press release · Serbia won in straight sets in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and at the 2018 World Championship. Brankica Mihajlovic and Tijana Boškovic finished as top scorers in those matches. · Germany's last world level victory over Serbia was a 3-1 at the 2015 World Grand Prix.

Famous female & male volleyball players Widely regarded as the best volleyball player in the world during his time, he helped the Brazil national team win eight World League titles, three World Grand Championship cups, three World Championships, eight South American Championships, and three American Championship cups.

Lawson named head volleyball coach at Williams Baptist Lawson comes to Williams after spending the last year at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Ark. "I think Coach Lawson will be an excellent fit on our campus and on our staff. I am looking forward to working with her," said Director of Athletics Jeff Rider.

Kids hone volleyball skills at summer camp Most kids are finally out of school for the summer, and that means it's time for some fun. Camp director Amy Mull is leading one of the activities for players who have beginner to intermediate volleyball experience. This week, the girls get individual and group instruction on the fundamental skills of volleyball.

Alabama-Huntsville elevates volleyball coach to interim athletic director Smith, who has led the Chargers' volleyball program since 2016, holds two master's degrees and a doctorate, according to his online biography on the UAH athletic website.

University of Providence releases 2019 volleyball schedule GREAT FALLS - Hot off a 2018 season that saw the Argos win their first-ever Frontier Conference regular season championship, the University of Providence volleyball team is looking to continue making waves in 2019. Argo volleyball will open the 2019 season similarly to their 2018 season with a matchup against Medicine Hat in Havre, Montana.

Volleyball: Alison Kley Williams named head coach at Clear Falls Alison Kley Williams, who produced playoff teams at Alvin and La Porte, has been named the head volleyball coach at Clear Falls High School. Williams replaces longtime Lady Knights coach Lyndsay Hodges, who moved to the San Antonio area to attend to her parents' needs while serving as a junior high volleyball coach and coordinator.

MSU VOLLEYBALL: Spartans Announce 2019 Fall Slate " The Spartans open the season at the College of Charleston Classic, taking on ACC rival Duke and the host school. CofC will play host to Stanford that weekend as well, giving the Spartans a good look at the defending National Champions. MSU spends its next three weeks in the state of Michigan for the remainder of its non-conference schedule.

Summer camping: Austin volleyball team is staying busy The Austin volleyball team is getting a little help from some elite talent as it is hosting Gold Medal Squared in Packer Gym this week. The camp is being put on by Andy Cole, who played college volleyball and now works as a volleyball technical coordinator with the University of Milwaukee.

Kenya Beach volleyball teams seek podium finish in Cape Verde The Men Volleyball teams were divided into 6 preliminary pools of 3 teams each according to the CAVB Ranking as follows. Pool A: Cape Verde - Sudan - Kenya. Pool B: Morocco - Tunisia - Zimbabwe. Pool C: Mozambique - Gambia - Congo RD. Pool D: Sierra Leone - Algeria - Togo.

USA dispatch hosts Russia as Barstch-Hackley top scores Team USA have all-but qualified for the final round of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League next month after cruising past Russia in straight sets.

Shekunov and Veretiuk break through in U21 World Championship main draw - FIVB - Press release The Russian pair dominated against Romania's Cristian Maier and Sergiu-Octavian Rodina 2-0 then prevailed with a three-set win against Switzerland's Jonathan Jordan and Immanuel Zurcher 2-1. In their third match, they managed to close their tight match against the United States' John Schwengel and Jacob Titus 2-0.

Five down, one to go for women's VNL Final Six lineup - FIVB - Press release It was a major setback for Japan, who now have a mountain to climb in the last two days of action if they're to catch up with Poland - as do the Dominican Republic.

Transfers: Taylor Sander and Stephen Maar to Dinamo Moscow The 2018/19 Russian Volleyball Championship playoff quarterfinalists Dinamo Moscow hired the United States national team member Taylor Sander and the Canadian outside hitter Stephen Maar. Sander is a one-time FIVB World League and FIVB World Cup gold medalist as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist.

Canada's Fletcher / Thorup reach women's main draw at U21 World Championships - FIVB - Press release On Tuesday morning, the Canadians started with a strong finish against Chinese Taipei's Hu Xiao-Pei and Chang Wei-Jie, then moved into the next round to beat Japan's Paurine Emiri Oto and Sadia Nagatori before completing their sweep of the United States' Milica Mirkovic and Caroline Schafer.

2019 VNL - Team Rankings Week 3 Last year, for my own personal amusement, I started to post a different version of player rankings from the official FIVB version using statistical categories that, I think, are more interesting and accurate and useful. This year I thought I would add some team statistics that might help watching on TV.

Velasco gets new job after ending his coaching career The Italian Volleyball Federation announced that it has reached an agreement with the legendary head coach Julio Velasco to take over the position in the Men's Volleyball youth sector.

No FIVB conflict, but many top teams skipping this week's AVP Seattle The AVP again is the beneficiary of a break in the FIVB schedule as the AVP Seattle Open begins with qualifying Thursday of the shores of suburban Lake Sammamish. That, however, did not ensure that the stars would come out.

Superior volleyball team 5th in Chicago The team, which is coached by Superior High School coach Brenda Pluntz, was among 65 teams competing in its respective division. Members of the team include Grace Moravchik, Olivia Zepczyk, Gabby Martenson, Sophie Linden, Kylie Peterson, Mahlea Waters, Lizzie Hartlieb, Carlie Lohman, Reagan Stone and Rylie Stone.

Westfield sweeps into state boys volleyball final WESTBORO - For as well as the Newton North volleyball team did to battle Westfield's overwhelming power and athleticism and put it on the ropes early in a Div. 1 state semifinal on Monday, it wasn't enough to keep the two-time defending state champion Bombers from moving on.

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