USA Volleyball Processes 171 International Transfers to Professional Leagues

By Bill Kauffman | Oct. 08, 2012, 5:10 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
USA Volleyball Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
Email: bill.kauffman@usav.org
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2012) – USA Volleyball has processed 171 international transfers allowing 108 women’s athletes and 63 men’s athletes to compete in professional volleyball leagues around the world through Oct. 8. Additional international transfers, including U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Team athletes, will be processed throughout the year and an updated list will be periodically announced by USA Volleyball.

On the women’s side, USA Volleyball has processed a country-high 23 transfers to Switzerland followed by Germany with 16, France with 15, Austria with 10, Sweden with 10, Italy with eight and Azerbaijan with five.

Among notable women’s transfers who trained and/or competed for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team over the past year include: Foluke Akinradewo (Rabita Baku, Azerbaijan), Heather Bown (Dinamo Kazan, Russia), Keao Burdine (Khara Morin Ulan-Ude, Russia), Alisha Glass (ASD Universal Volley Modena, Italy), Christa Harmotto (ASD Universal Volley Modena, Italy), Megan Hodge (Azerrail Baku, Azerbaijan), Regan Hood (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo, Romania), Destinee Hooker (Dinamo Krasnador, Russia), Alix Klineman (Asystel McCarnaghi Villa Cortese, Italy), Jordan Larson (Dinamo Kazan, Russia), Cassidy Lichtman (VFM-Volleyball Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland), Carli Lloyd (Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio, Italy), Nancy Metcalf (Igtisadchi Baku, Azerbaijan), Kristin Richards (Yesilyurt, Turkey), Stacy Sykora (Chateau D’Ax Urbino Volley, Italy) and Jennifer Tamas (Baki-Azeryol Baku, Azerbaijan).

On the men’s side, France has 12 U.S. transfers followed by Finland with eight, Germany with seven, Sweden with seven and Italy with six.

Notable men’s transfers who have trained and/or competed for the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team over the past year are: Matt Anderson (Zenit Kazan, Russia), Carson Clark (Montpellier U.C., France), Jordan DuFault (Raision Loimu, Finland), Kevin Hansen (Arkas Spor, Turkey), Russell Holmes (KS Jastrzębski Węgiel SA, Poland), Max Holt (Placenza SSD ARL, Italy), Jayson Jablonsky (ACH Volley, Slovenia), Rich Lambourne (Al-Arabi Sports Club, Qatar), Paul Lotman (Asseco Resovia SA, Poland), Jeff Menzel (New Mater s.r.l., Italy), Garrett Muagututia (A.S.D. Pallavolo Impavida Ortona, Italy), Reid Priddy (Halkbank, Turkey), Matt Rawson (AS Cannes VB, France), Kawika Shoji (SCC Berlin, Germany), David Smith (Tours Volleyball, France), Clay Stanley (Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk, Russia), Robert Tarr (AS Cannes VB, France), Scott Touzinsky (SCC Berlin, Germany), Murphy Troy (Top Volley SRL, Italy), Dustin Watten (A.S. Orange Nassau, France) and Jonathan Winder (Clubul Sportiv Remat, Romania).

Women’s International Transfer (Club, Country)
Adams, Rachael (KS Palac Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Akinradewo, Foluke (Rabita BAKU, Azerbaijan)
Ammerman, Sarah (TV Fischbek, Germany)
Andreyko, Diana (OK Nova KBM Branik, Slovenia)
Angel, Jana (US Conflans Andresy, France)
Bailey, Jessica (Frederiksberg Volley, Denmark)
Barfield, Lauren (ASKÖ Linz-Steg, Austria)
Barry, Brianna (VFM - Volleyball Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland)
Beck, Carrie Michelle (Hylte VBK, Sweden)
Benson, Ashley (USC Münster, Germany)
Beyer, Ashley (VBC Val-de-Travers, Switzerland)
Bible, Amanda (ASKÖ Linz-Steg, Austria)
Bown, Heather (Dinamo Kazan, Russia)
Boyd, Jennifer (VC Tirol, Austria)
Brown, Britney (Lindesberg VBK, Sweden)
Burdine, Ruth Keao (Khara Morin ULAN-UDE, Russia)
Carter, Katie (Volero Zürich , Switzerland)
Cmaylo, Anna (ATSC Wildcats Klagenfurt, Austria)
Colburn, Desma Lynn (Vfl Nürnberg, Germany)
Cooper, Brittnee (UGSE NANTES VOLLEY FEMININ, France)
Cunningham, Kristen (NawaRo Straubing (FTSV Straubing), Germany)
Danielson, Kanani (Toyota Auto Body Queenseis, Japan)
Deesing, Alesha (BEZIERS VB, France)
Delano, Brooke (VC Kanti Schaffhausen, Switzerland)
Dilonga, Mahogany (Geraer Volleyballclub e.V., Germany)
Dozier, Kristen (VfB 91 Suhl, Germany)
Evers, Whitney (ATSC Wildcats Klagenfurt, Austria)
Faucette, Juliann (Futura Volley SRL, Italy)
Fix, MacKenzie (Frederiksberg Volley, Denmark)
Fonke, Bridget (C.S.M. Bucuresti, Romania)
Ganzer, Meagan (Clubul Sportiv Volei 2004 Tomis Constanta, Romania)
Gerling, Rachel (TS Innsbruck, Austria)
Giordano, Marjorie (Lindesberg VBK, Sweden)
Glass, Alisha (ASD Universal Volley Femminile Carpi, Italy)
Hagglund, Jenna (UGSE NANTES VOLLEY FEMININ, France)
Hanson-Tuntland, Ingrid (L0608 Tongeren , Belgium)
Harmotto, Christa (ASD Universal Volley Femminile Carpi, Italy)
Herman, Ellen (SAGRES NUC, Switzerland)
Hill, Amanda (Gislaved VBK, Sweden)
Hodge, Megan (Azerrail BAKU , Azerbaijan)
Hood, Regan (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo , Romania)
Hooker, Destinee (Dinano Krasnodar, Russia)
Hruska, Kathleen (Sens Olympique Club VB, France)
Humbach, Brittney (CEP POITIERS ST BENOIT, France)
Jaeckel, Kristy (UGSE NANTES VOLLEY FEMININ, France)
Jantsch, Michelle (VC Tirol, Austria)
Jenkins, Benavia (Volley Köniz, Switzerland)
Johnson, Naomi (EVREUX VOLLEY-BALL, France)
Johnson, Whitney (Gislaved VBK, Sweden)
Kearney, Lindsay (Genève Volley, Switzerland)
Kehoe, Bryn (SAGRES NUC, Switzerland)
King, Tara (Genève Volley, Switzerland)
Klineman, Alexandra (G.S.O. Pall. Femm. Villa Cortese SSDRL, Italy)
Knight, Amy (Detmolder TV v. 1860, Germany)
Kocher, Michelle (VFM - Volleyball Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland)
Lamb, Dominique (Clubul Sportiv Volei 2004 Tomis Constanta, Romania)
Lamb, Rebecca (NawaRo Straubing (FTSV Straubing), Germany)
Larson, Jordan (Dinamo Kazan, Russia)
Leggs, Kiesha (Robur Tiboni Volley SRL Urbino, Italy)
Lichtman, Cassidy (VFM - Volleyball Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland)
Little, Erin (Oriveden Ponnistus, Finland)
Lloyd, Carli (Futura Volley SRL, Italy)
Lowe, Christian Deanielle (TV Dingolfing, Germany)
Maddocks, Jenna (VBC Ecublens, Switzerland)
Mahoney, Caitlin (VC Tirol, Austria)
Mandelbaum, Mariah (VBC Galina, Switzerland)
Matsubu, Oceana (VBC Val-de-Travers, Switzerland)
Mayfield, Allison (CSM CLAMART VB, France)
McBride, Stephanie (Geraer Volleyballclub e.V., Germany)
McCormick, Antoinette (VBC Galina, Switzerland)
Metcalf, Nancy (Igtisadchi BAKU, Azerbaijan)
Meyers, Heather (1. VC Wiesbaden, Germany)
Middleborn, Samantha (TERVILLE FLORANGE O.C., France)
Moffett, Sabel (Volley Köniz, Switzerland)
Mueller, Tara (Power Cats Volleyball Düdingen, Switzerland)
Murray, Vanessa (TV Dingolfing, Germany)
Nelson, Alicia (SCU Emlichheim, Germany)
Newcombe, Sonja (Rote Raben Vilsbiburg, Germany)
Nokes, Amy (Gislaved VBK, Sweden)
Odion, Stella (VBC Glaronia, Switzerland)
Richards, Kristin (YEŞİLYURT, Turkey)
Roberson, Amber (VFM - Volleyball Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland)
Rowland, Bianca (VFM - Volleyball Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland)
Sanders, Evangella (U.S. S.P. ALBIGEOIS V.B., France)
Schamun, Meredith (1. VC Wiesbaden, Germany)
Schatow, Tania (U.S. S.P. ALBIGEOIS V.B., France)
Schermerhorn, Sarah (PAYS D'AIX VENELLES VB, France)
Speckhals, Alyssa (Ljungby VBK, Sweden)
Speer, Christina (VfB 91 Suhl, Germany)
Stalzer, Lindsay (SAGRES NUC, Switzerland)
Stalzer, Lindsay (SAGRES NUC, Switzerland)
Stewart, Emilie (TS Innsbruck, Austria)
Swagerty, Christy (Volley-Ball La Rochette, France)
Sykora, Stacy (Robur Tiboni Volley SRL Urbino, Italy)
Tamas, Jennifer (Baki-Azeryol BAKU, Azerbaijan)
Tesch, Liesl (Hylte VBK, Sweden)
Thomas, Regina (Ljungby VBK, Sweden)
Turner, Whitney (Örebro VBS, Sweden)
Van Orden, Lauren (VC Kanti Schaffhausen, Switzerland)
Verdin, Quincy (Pieksämäki Volley, Finland)
Walker, Kayla (PislaPloki, Finland)
Ward, Colleen (Azzurra Volley San Casciano, Italy)
Weidner, Katherine (Maccabi Even Yehuda, Israel)
Wilkerson, Kathryn (Frederiksberg Volley, Denmark)
Williams, Michele (VB MARCQ EN BAROEUL, France)
Williams, Sherri (LP Kangasala, Finland)
Williamson, Kelly (ATSC Wildcats Klagenfurt, Austria)
Wilson, Arielle (Azerrail BAKU , Azerbaijan)
Wilson, Makare (Impel Volleyball S.A., Poland)

Men’s International Transfer (Club, Country)
Alexander, Daniel (VBK Tierp, Sweden)
Ammerman, Ryan (Ok Mladost Marina Kastela, Croatia)
Anderson, Matthew (ZENIT KAZAN , Russia)
Barry, Evan (Örkelljunga VK, Sweden)
Baughman, James (Hylte VBK, Sweden)
Bittner II, Dean (Raision Loimu, Finland)
Brubaker, Justin (Falkenberg VBK, Sweden )
Burrow, Ryan (VK Dukla Liberec, Czech Republic)
Caldwell, Kyle (L0334 Maaseik, Belgium)
Clark, Carson (MONTPELLIER VOLLEY U.C., France)
Deimeke, Joseph (RWE Volleys Bottrop, Germany)
Denmark, Matthew (VfB Friedrichshafen, Germany)
DuFault, Jordan (Raision Loimu, Finland)
Durbin, Patrick (Perungan Pojat, Finland)
Dusharme, Mark Allen (SAEMS TOURCOING VB, France)
Eaton, William Conor (VBK Tierp, Sweden)
Friend, Kyle (VBK Tierp, Sweden)
Griffith, Jonathan (Oslo Volley, Norway)
Hammerling, Brad (Hylte VBK, Sweden)
Hansen, Kevin (Arkas Spor, Turkey)
Hein, Andrew (TOULOUSE O.A.C.-T.U.C., France)
Holmes, Russell (KS Jastrzębski Węgiel SA, Poland)
Holt, Maxwell (Placenza SSD ARL, Italy)
Jablonsky, Jayson (ACH Volley, Slovenia)
Kauliakamoa Jr., Joseph (Volley Team UNICEF Bratislava, Slovakia)
Kehoe Jr., Steven (Isku-Volley Tampere, Finland)
Kellum, Daniel (VC Amstetten, Austria)
Klanac, John (Kokkolan Tiikerit, Finland)
Klein, Joseph (Kokkolan Tiikerit, Finland)
Kozlarek, Christopher (Marienlyst, Denmark)
Lambourne, Richard (AL-ARABI SPORTS CLUB, Qatar)
Lawson, Bradley (Chemie Volley Mitteldeutschland, Germany)
Lotman, Paul (Asseco Resovia SA, Poland)
Matthews, Daniel (Chênois Volleyball Club, Switzerland)
McKibbin, Riley (Altotevere Volley SSD A RL , Italy)
Menzel, Jeffrey (New Mater s.r.l., Italy)
Muagututia, Garrett (A.S.D. Pallavolo Impavida Ortona, Italy)
Nally, Andrew (Nancy Volley M.J., France)
Pollock, Matthew (Perungan Pojat, Finland)
Priddy, William (HALKBANK, Turkey)
Ptaschinski, Nick (Abiant Lycurgus, Netherlands)
Ratajczak, Jacek (A.L. DE CAUDRY, France)
Rawson, Matthew (AS Cannes VB, France)
Riecks, Cory (TV Bühl, Germany)
Sangrey, Shawn (Perungan Pojat, Finland)
Scott, Damien (A.S. ORANGE NASSAU, France)
Shoji, Eric (Chemie Volley Mitteldeutschland, Germany)
Shoji, Kawika (SCC Berlin, Germany)
Smith, David (TOURS VOLLEY-BALL, France)
Spence, Corbett (MONTPELLIER VOLLEY U.C., France)
Stanley, Clayton (Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk, Russia)
Sunder, Joseph (Volley Team UNICEF Bratislava, Slovakia)
Tarr, Robert (AS Cannes VB, France)
Tavana, Vaafuti (Placenza SSD ARL, Italy)
Thobe, Matthew (Oslo Volley, Norway)
Touzinsky, Scott (SCC Berlin, Germany)
Troy, Murphy (Top Volley SRL, Italy)
Vance, Eric (A.S. ORANGE NASSAU, France)
Watten, Dustin (A.S. ORANGE NASSAU, France)
Wiens, Jacob (Abiant Lycurgus, Netherlands)
Wilson, Taylor (Abiant Lycurgus, Netherlands)
Winder, Jonathan (Clubul Sportiv Remat, Romania)
Wooldridge, Eric (Marienlyst, Denmark)

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