How Louisville soared to the top of the power rankingsEver since the first game of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball league, analysts have projected that Louisville won’t keep up with their success and for a long stretch of weeks, it seems like that was the case. Now, Louisville remains undefeated as the playoffs begin.
Why Barnes is set to shine for Team USACarson Barnes is one of the best young stars picked by Team USA to play in their U21 team. He is doing well when it comes to winning games for his high school team and Team USA hopes to give him a chance to win in the bigger stages.
Who are the three new stars for the Bulldogs?Coach Tom Black is busy with their moves in the offseason as they continue to add more stars to the squad. The Georgia Bulldogs are working hard to boost their chances in the NCAA and they want to keep on pushing for more stars after adding three last summer.
Why Mendelson is a prime talent for NebraskaMaggie Mendelson is one of the rare young volleyball stars who is starting to make waves in 2021. The star is playing two sports at the same time, which makes her a special talent that Nebraska has been dreaming of over the years.
Why Meppelink is seen as a leader in the volleyball worldThe first FIVB Athletes’ Commission just had its first-ever elections. Madelein Meppelink was the winner and was named the leader of the commission for the next four years. Let’s talk about why she’s regarded as the best leader for volleyball players.
Purdue strengthens their grip on the top 10 spot in the USPurdue University secured their spot in the USA’s top 10 volleyball teams. With their win against the University of Minnesota, Purdue continued to prove themselves as a top team. Since they’re in the top 10, they are living up to their place in the rankings.
How the Cannon-Hughes combo can thriveIn just their second tourney as a duo, Terese Cannon and Sara Hughes took home the bronze medal in Itapema Games. The duo shined bright in the final FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour stop of the year with their comeback victory.
Why a Taylor duo is a change of paceTeam USA’s last option for men’s volleyball has fallen into a duo of Taylors, namely Taylor Crabb and Taylor Sander. They may be the last hope for Team USA’s chances in the coming years.
Why Larson deserves credit as a top starJordan Larson is one of the most successful volleyball stars. The legend has proved her worth as the best icon for the United States and she deserves a lot of credit for her success. This is why she is a star who should serve as an inspiration for players.
Why Thole’s career has a huge impact in volleyballJulius Thole clarified that he is closing his playing career for good. The German pro beach volleyball star is now putting all of his focus and efforts into his law studies. This is the start of a new chapter for Thole and it is a huge twist that will change Germany’s chances.
Wisconsin strengthens their dark-horse bid for the 2021 titleWith all of the attention on both Louisville and Texas, the University of Wisconsin has gone under the radar as the dark horse for the 2021 NCAA volleyball title. The Badgers have had strong performances over the past few months as they have gone unnoticed.
Idaho coach Debbie Buchanan decides to retire after 22 yearsAfter 22 successful years with the University of Idaho volleyball team, now-former head coach Debbie Buchanan has stepped down from her post. Debbie ends her Idaho stint as the program’s winningest coach with a 320-317 record.
Louisville doesn't want to waste their status as the country's bestLouisville is the only unbeaten college volleyball team. Despite the spotless record, the Cardinals do not want to be complacent in future games. They have been the best team in the country and they want to keep it going for the rest of the 2021-22 season.
Why Julius Thole's retirement surprised the beach volleyball worldIn a surprising decision, Julius Thole announced that he’s retiring from beach volleyball. At just 24 years of age, he had a bright future in the sport. Thole is set to pursue law studies while his now-former partner, Clemens Wickler will team up with Nils Ehlers.
Louisville remains the only unbeaten college volleyball teamWith Baylor University’s win over top-ranked University of Texas in Week 11, the University of Louisville is the only collegiate volleyball team in the United States with a spotless record. They have a 23-0 record after their latest win against the University of North Carolina.
Sander set for a fresh start in ItapemaThe FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is set to launch its four-star event in Itapema from November 10 to 14. American star Taylor Sander believes this is a great chance for him to set the tone in his games for the coming months after a busy run since the Tokyo Games.
Temple University wants a team culture that values good healthTemple University has had their fair share of injury struggles over the years. Co-captains Gem Grimshaw, Xeryah Salanoa, and Katerina Papazoglou want to push good health values. The Owls' performances have been poor so far but now they are healthier.
Texas remains the best team in collegiate volleyballThe Texas Longhorns were the best team heading into the 2021 season and they have lived up to the hype. They are still unbeaten and ranked number one in the country. Let’s talk about how the Longhorns continue to be the best team in collegiate volleyball.
Nebraska keeps winning streak alive with 10th straight victoryThe University of Nebraska Cornhuskers is one of the strongest teams in college volleyball today. This has been stamped with their 10th straight win in conference play against Purdue. Nicklin Hames was once again the standout after surpassing 4,000 career assists.
Cecilia Tait talks about her new admin role in the FIVBAs a former Summer Games player for Peru back in the day, Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta is now a part of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball’s admin board. The Peruvian legend talked about her new role in the world’s premier volleyball organization.