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March 19, 2018: Women's Update: Akinradewo Wins Japan V.League Title

Foluke AkinradewoCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 19, 2018) – Foluke Akinradewo finished out an impressive season with Hisamitsu Springs this weekend while several of her teammates on the U.S. Women’s National Team are getting deep into pro playoffs across the world.


  • Foluke Akinradewo helped her Japan V.League team Hisamitsu Springs to the league title with its second victory in the finals round.
  • Big week of European Champions League action as three quarterfinal round matches feature U.S. Women’s National Team members. Catch all the action live on laola1.tv
  • 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 huskers.com/usavolleyball. For more information on the event, click here.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Where did Mickisha Hurley, a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team, attend college?

GIBBEMEYER CONVERSATION WITH ALMA MATER: Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minnesota, Instagram, Twitter) took a few minutes to speak with her alma mater, University of Minnesota. She answered questions on the transition to her new Italian team after years with a different pro club, winning the Italian Cup, playing against her Team USA teammates in the pro season and the bonds she shares with other Minnesota alums. To read the interview, click here.

AKINRADEWO WITH JAPAN V-LEAGUE’S HISAMITSU SPRINGS: Two-time U.S. Olympic medalist Foluke Akinradewo (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Instagram, Twitter) is playing middle for Japan V.League’s Hisamitsu Springs this winter. Hisamitsu Springs defeated JT Marvelous 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 on March 17 to capture the Japan V.League title with its second straight sweep in the two-match finals round. Hisamitsu Springs avenged its only loss of the regular season and playoffs – a setback to JT Marvelous in the final match of Playoff 6 Round. Akinradewo hit a blistering 83.3 percent with 10 kills on 12 attacks and added one ace for 11 points in the victory. “I love this group so dearly and I‘m extremely honored to have been a part of this season’s journey,” Akinradewo said on her Instagram account. “The BIGGEST thanks to my teammates, coaches, and staff for welcoming me into the Hisamitsu Springs family. This season flew by, and it’s clearly because I was having a fantastic experience!! Thanks to our fans for all of your support!” Akinradewo was named to the V.League’s Best Six all-star team following the championship round.

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