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April 7, 2019: Akinradewo Honored with Awards in Japan V-League

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 7, 2019) – Foluke Akinradewo continues to excel in the Japan V-League, while five of her U.S. Women’s National Team teammates are battling in key European Champions League semifinal round matches this week.

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  • Kim Hill and Karsta Lowe’s Imoco Volley Conegliano and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and Lauren Carlini’s Igor Gorgonzola Novara won key matches in the European Champions League home-and-home semifinal round series last week and are now one victory away from setting up an all-Italian final.
  • Foluke Akinradewo and her Hisamitsu Springs team is one win away from claiming the Japan V-League playoff title, which will be settled on April 13. Earlier this week she was recognized with two league awards.

TRIVIA QUESTION: The U.S. had three future Olympians on its 2004 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that participated in the NORCECA Continental Championship. Who were they?

SCOTT INDUCTED INTO HOME STATE HALL OF FAME: Danielle Scott, the only five-time indoor volleyball Olympian in United States history, was inducted into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on April 2. She was a stand-out athlete at Woodlawn High School where she left her mark in volleyball, basketball, softball and track. Scott was named All-Louisiana State in both volleyball and basketball, and was an indoor state shot put champion.

AKINRADEWO WITH HISAMITSU SPRINGS IN JAPAN: Middle Foluke Akinradewo (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Twitter, Instagram) has returned to Hisamitsu Springs of the Japanese V-League this winter. Hisamitsu Springs, which finished the Final 8 with an undefeated 7-0 record to advance the championship rounded, continued its winning ways with a 25-21, 25-13, 27-25 victory over Toray Arrows on April 6 in the first match of the finals. Akinradewo hammed eight kills on 13 swings while adding four blocks and an ace for 13 points in the victory. Prior to the match Akinradewo was recognized as the Japan V-League’s Best Spiker award with a 59.7 kill percent and Best Blocker with a 0.87 block average. Hisamitsu Springs can win the league playoffs on April 13 with a victory.

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