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April 9, 2018: Women's Update: Titles Within Reach

Rachael Adams attacking during the 2018 CEV Cup FinalsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 9, 2018) – U.S. Women’s National Team players are on the verge of claiming prestigious titles across Europe as the pro season is coming to an end.

QUICK SETS

  • Kim Hill with Italy’s Imoco Volley Conegliano and Kelsey Robinson with Turkey’s VakifBank have advanced to the European Champions League semifinals. The two teams meet each other on May 5, followed by the championship match on May 6.
  • Jordan Larson and Rachael Adams of Turkey’s Eczacibasi is one win away from claiming the CEV Cup title. The series concludes on April 10.
  • Molly McCage and Paige Tapp have helped their Germany club Allianz MTV Stuttgart into the best-of-five Bundesliga championship series that starts later this month.
  • The U.S. Women will host Italy, Turkey and Poland in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League held May 15-17 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Single session, all-session and group tickets are all now on sale through www.huskers.com/usavolleyball. For more information on the event, click here.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Which U.S. Olympic silver medalist helped give cast of the movie The Miracle Season a crash course in volleyball?

WILLOUGHBY INDUCTED INTO HALL: Kim Willoughby, an outside hitter who helped the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team win silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, was one of 10 individuals inducted into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame on April 7 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before joining the U.S. Women’s National Team, Willoughby was a three-time AVCA All-American and the 2003 AVCA Division I National Player of the Year as a senior at University of Hawaii.

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