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Nov. 12, 2018: WNT Update: Hill, Lloyd Win SuperCup Titles in Italy, Brazil

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2018) – U.S. Women’s National Team players Kim Hill and Carli Lloyd collected more hardware this weekend as their professional clubs won SuperCup titles in Italy and Brazil, respectively.

Carli Lloyd helped her Praia Clube to the Brazilian SuperCup titleQUICK SETS

  • Hugh McCutcheon, who led the U.S. Women to silver at the 2012 Olympic Games and the U.S. Men to gold at the 2008 Olympic Games, was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.
  • Carli Lloyd and her club Praia Clube won the Brazilian SuperCup on Nov. 10.
  • Kim Hill and Megan Easy helped lead Imoco Volley Conegliano to the Italian SuperCup title with a win over Igor Gorgonzola Novara on Nov. 10.

TRIVIA QUESTION: Hugh McCutcheon was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame this past Saturday. Who was last player from the U.S Women’s National Team to be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.

HANEEF-PARK’S AND MAY-TREANOR’S 1998 NATIONAL TITLE TEAM INDUCTED INTO LBSU’S HALL OF FAME: Tayyiba Haneef-Park, a three-time Olympian with the U.S. Women’s National Team, and Misty May-Treanor, a three-time Olympic Games gold medalist on the beach, were inducted into the Long Beach State University Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the LBSU volleyball team that won the 1998 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. For a video highlighting their undefeated 1998 season, click here.

LLOYD WITH PRAIA CLUBE IN BRAZIL: Setter Carli Lloyd (Bonsall, California, Instagram) is playing for Praia Clube in the Brazilian Superliga this winter. Praia Clube also has former U.S. Women’s National Team member Nicole Fawcett playing at opposite. Praia Clube defeated Osasco 27-29, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23 on Nov. 10 to capture the Brazilian SuperCup. Match statistics were not available. Praia Clube opens the Superliga season on Nov. 16 against Volei Balneario Camboriu. Praia Clube opens its Superliga season on Nov. 16 against Volei Balneario Camboriu. Next month Praia Clube will be competing in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Dec. 4-9 in Shaoxing, China.

HILL WITH CONEGLIANO IN ITALIAN LEAGUE: Outside hitter Kim Hill (Portland, Oregon, Instagram) is playing for Imoco Volley Conegliano in the Italian Serie A1 this winter. Further, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Megan Hodge Easy (Boston) is competing for Conegliano. Conegliano claimed the Italian Super Cup title on Nov. 10 after defeating Igor Gorgonzola Novara 25-21, 25-17, 17-25, 25-23. Hill scored 10 kills on 15 attacks while adding a 60 positive reception percent as a sub in all four sets. Easy, who started all four sets, added six kills on 22 attacks and a block. She was credited with a 50 positive reception percent on 18 chances. Conegliano (2-0), which was idle this past week in the Italian Serie A1 as its regularly scheduled match with Novara was postponed to Nov. 28, challenges 13th-place Zanetti Bergamo (0-4, 0 points) on Nov. 14 in its next Italian league match followed by 12th-place Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri (0-4, 0 points) on Nov. 18. Conegliano is also part of the European Champions League where it has a bye through to the fourth round where it will compete in Pool D.

OGBOGU WITH CHEMIK POLICE IN POLAND: Middle Chiaka Ogbogu (Coppell, Texas, Twitter, Instagram) is playing for Chemik Police in the Polish League this winter. Chemik Police blanked Bank Pocztowy Palac Bydgoszcz 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 on Nov. 9. Ogbogu collected 16 points in the victory with 15 kills on 22 attacks as part of a .591 hitting efficiency and a block. Chemik Police takes on E.Leclerc Rodomka Radom on Nov. 14 in the third round followed by a Nov. 17 match against Developres Skyres Rzeszow.

LARSON AND GIBBEMEYER WITH ECZACIBASI IN TURKISH LEAGUE: Outside hitter Jordan Larson (Hooper, Nebraska, Twitter, Instagram) and middle Lauren Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minnesota, Twitter, Instagram) are competing with Eczacibasi in the Turkish League this winter. Larson is serving as the team’s captain. Eczacibasi swept Halkbank 25-12, 25-10, 25-17 on Nov. 6. Gibbemeyer contributed seven points with five kills on nine attacks, one ace and one block. Larson did not play in the match. Eczacibasi improved to 3-0 with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-12 victory over Beylikduzu on Nov. 9. Larson charted 14 points in the victory with eight kills on 19 swings, three blocks and three aces. She handled 13 receptions with a 31 positive percent. Gibbemeyer added six points in the victory, including two kills, two blocks and two aces. To watch a replay of the match, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=n8JKBzJWnR8. Eczacibasi (3-0) returns to Turkish League action on Nov. 13 against Fenerbahce, followed by a Nov. 16 match versus THY. Next month Eczacibasi will be competing in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Dec. 4-9 in Shaoxing, China. Eczacibasi is also playing in the European Champions League in which it is part of Pool B’s fourth roud.

DIXON AND KINGDON RISHEL PLAYING FOR BEIJING BAIC IN CHINESE LEAGUE: Middle Tori Dixon (Burnsville, Minnesota, Twitter, Instagram) and Madi Kingdon Rishel (Phoenix, Arizona, Twitter, Instagram) are playing for Beijing BAIC Motors Volleyball Club in China during the 2018-19 pro season. BAIC Motors defeated Dianchi 26-24, 25-17, 25-18 on Nov. 7. Dixon collected 14 points with nine kills on 13 errorless attacks, three blocks and two aces. Kindgon Rishel added 12 points with 11 kills on 17 attacks and an ace. She was credited with a 78 positive reception percent on nine chances. In the second round, BAIC Motors swept Xitang 25-15, 25-12, 25-18 on Nov. 9. Kingdon Rishel contributed 15 points with 14 kills on 32 swings and a block. She was credited with a 90 positive reception percent on 10 chances. Dixon chipped in 12 points with six kills on 13 attacks, four blocks and two aces. BAIC Motors blanked Hebel 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 on Nov. 10. Kingdon Rishel tallied seven kills on 10 attacks and an ace for eight points in starting the first two sets. Dixon did not play in the match. BAIC Motors picked an important 25-18, 25-27, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Shanghai on Nov. 12. Dixon collected 17 points in the victory, including nine kills on 21 swings and an impressive eight blocks. Kingdon Rishel tallied eight kills on 28 swings along with a block for nine points in the victory. She handled 14 receptions with a 79 positive reception percent in starting the first three sets. BAIC Motors, in first place with a 4-0 record, returns to action on Nov. 13 with two matches against Fujian and Jiangsu.

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