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As the Mikasa Turns - Bansley & Pavan "split" conversation

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Toronto, Canada, September 11, 2016 - With the SWATCH FIVB World Tour finals starting in two days with a Canadian women's country quota match featuring Olympians Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan, the two players were interviewed recently about the reasons behind their split prior to this week's international Beach Volleyball event.

Argentina and Cuba to play for gold in Men's U23 Pan Am Cup

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Guanajuato, Mexico, September 10, 2016 – Argentina and Cuba won their semifinals in the Men’s U23 Pan American Cup on Friday and will play for the gold medal on Saturday at the Yerbabuena Auditorium.

Big NCAA victories: Purdue over Stanford, UNC over Wisconsin

What a great late night in Palo Alto for Purdue. After losing a first set that went on seemingly forever, the 20th-ranked Boilermakers upset the No. 9 Cardinal on its home court Friday 31-33, 12-25, 25-23, 28-26, 15-11. Just an end to another crazy day in what has proven to be a wild start to […]

Anaheim could lose out as host of USA volleyball

The Orange County Register reported Friday that the city of Anaheim might lose USA Volleyball. In a story by Scott Reid, it was explained that the Anaheim City Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract extension Tuesday, but if it is rejected, USA Volleyball would be forced to find a new home. Anaheim Mayor Tom […]

NVL honors 2016’s best at season-ending banquet

Defenders Skylar DelSol and Kim Hildreth each received three individual awards at Friday’s NVL awards banquet that was part of the season-ending Players Championship at Club Med in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Hildreth was named Best Defensive Player, Best Setter, and Fan Favorite. DelSol was named MVP, Best Setter, and Best Defensive Player. DelSol and […]

Semifinals set in Men’s U23 Pan American Cup

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Guanajuato, Mexico, September 9, 2016 – The 3rd Men’s U23 Pan American Cup semifinals are set with Cuba set to face Chile and Argentina playing Colombia.

Volleyball Australia prepares for Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Sydney, Australia, September 9, 2016 – The establishment of a new volleyball Centre of Excellence and the appointment of several high-level key personnel will form the cornerstone to Volleyball Australia’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.

FIVB survey translated into five languages

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9, 2016 – Fans can now have their say about volleyball in a variety of languages after the volleyball experience survey was translated, allowing the FIVB to further understand supporters around the world.

Dominican Republic win NORCECA U18 title in dramatic fashion

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 8, 2016 – The Dominican Republic pulled off a dramatic five-set victory over the United States to successfully defend the crown as NORCECA Girls’ U18 champions at Pedrin Zorrilla Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Not a bad summer on the beach for USC’s Claes, Hughes

Like many USC students, seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes spent much of their summer at the beach. Their time in the sand, however, wasn’t quite as relaxing as their classmates. The most dominant college beach pair the sport has known played the AVP stops in New York and San Francisco, on the continental NorCECA […]

Fast start evokes memories of 2005 for unbeaten Santa Clara

Santa Clara is 6-0 and off to its best since 2005. It is still early, but it’s not lost on veteran coach Jon Wallace what happened the last time he had a bunch of Broncos who got out of the gate that fast: Santa Clara made it to the NCAA national semifinals. “I do think […]

TALKIN’ STATS: Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals Preview

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 8, 2016 — After a glorious regular season played out across the globe, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) now showcases the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour with the $500,000 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto, Canada.

Congress logo revealed

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 8, 2016 – The official logo for the FIVB World Congress has been unveiled with famed Buenos Aires landmark Obelisco helping represent the host city.

Double the work for Gallay and Klug as Toronto draws ever nearer

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 8, 2016 – Ana Gallay and Georgina Klug are counting down the days to the start of the FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto, even if they are currently undergoing arduous training before heading to Can...

Reyes gets taste of what is to come at FIVB Women’s Club World Championship

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Manila, Philippines, September 7, 2016 – Philippine volleyball star Mika Reyes visited the SMM 2016 Asian Women’s Volleyball Club Championship to support her compatriots from Foton Pilipinas and to sniff international air before the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship taking place in Manila from October 18 to 23.

Argentina, Cuba get direct access to Men's U23 Pan Am Cup semifinals

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Guanajuato, Mexico, September 8, 2016 – Argentina and Cuba claimed direct tickets to the semifinals, while Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Chile advance to the quarterfinal phase of the Men's U23 Pan American Cup.

New SoCal Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame announced

A news conference was conducted Wednesday to anounced the forming of the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame (SCIVBHOF). It will be located at the American Sports Centers (ASC) in Anaheim.  The initial 42 nominees include 13 from UCLA and nine from USC. The final 25 will be announced in early February for the May […]

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