Germany - VBL 1. Bundesliga 2023/24

  • Time for looking forward to next season while Stuttgart is busy celebrating their championship title :cup:


    Teams:

    1. Allianz MTV Stuttgart - Champions League

    2. SC Potsdam - Champions League

    3. SSC Palmberg Schwerin - CEV Cup

    4. Dresdner SC - CEV Cup

    5. VC Wiesbaden - Challenge Cup

    6. VfB Suhl Lotto Thüringen

    7. USC Münster

    8. Rote Raben Vilsbiburg

    9. Ladies in Black Aachen

    10. VC Neuwied 77


    Only 10 teams left unfortunately, and Neuwied once again doesn't look really competitve :gone:

  • Allianz MTV Stuttgart


    Coach

    Konstantin Bitter


    Setter

    Britt Bongaerts

    Corina Glaab


    Opposite

    Krystal Rivers

    Vera Mulder


    Outside Hitter

    Maria Segura

    Alexis Hart

    Ivana Vanjak

    Jolien Knollema

    Jovana Mirosavljevic


    Middle Blocker

    Eline Timmerman

    Monique Strubbe

    Kayla Haneline


    Libero

    Roosa Koskelo

    Michelle Schwerdtner (Petter)


    Players leaving

    Hannah Kohn ---> Vilsbiburg

    Laura Künzler ---> Nilüfer

    Simone Lee ---> Sariyer

    Luisa Keller ---> Aachen

    Marie Schölzel ---> Radomka

    Barbara Wezorke ---> retired

  • SC Potsdam


    Coach

    Riccardo Boieri


    Setter

    Kristina Guncheva

    Raquel Lazaro


    Opposite

    Danielle Harbin

    Tara Taubner


    Outside Hitter

    Laura Emonts

    Antonia Stautz

    Greta Kiss

    Rodica Buterez

    Suvi Kokkonen


    Middle Blocker

    Anastasia Cekulaev

    Veronika Djokic

    Breland Morrissette


    Libero

    Justine Wong-Orantes

    Sarah Stiriz


    Players leaving

    Sarah Van Aalen ---> Vakifbank

    Kim Robitaille ---> Aris Thessaloniki

    Anett Nemeth ---> Pinerolo

    Rica Maase ---> Münster

    Laura Emonts ---> Schwerin

    Fleur Savelkoel ---> Schwerin

    Hester Jasper ---> Dresden

    Pia Leweling ---> retired

    Maja Savic ---> PTT

    Selma Hetmann ---> retired

    Aleksandra Jegdic ---> Dresden

    Florien Reesink ---> Geneve

  • SSC Palmberg Schwerin


    Coach

    Felix Koslowski


    Setter

    Pia Kästner

    Pia Fernau


    Opposite

    Tutku Burcu Yüzgenc

    Elles Dambrink


    Outside Hitter

    Fleur Savelkoel

    Linda Bock (also L)

    Anne Hölzig

    Nova Marring (also OPP)

    Laura Emonts

    Leana Grozer


    Middle Blocker

    Indy Baijens

    Jazmine White

    Meg Wolowicz

    Lea Ambrosius?

    Leandra Negri?


    Libero

    Anna Pogany


    Players leaving

    Frauke Neuhaus ---> Binder Blaubären Flacht (2nd league)

    Lina Alsmeier ---> Firenze

    Lindsey Ruddins ---> Scandicci

    Laura Broekstra ---> back to Neuwied

    Patricia Nestler ---> Vilsbiburg

  • Dresdner SC


    Coach

    Alexander Waibl


    Setter

    Sarah Straube

    Larissa Winter


    Opposite

    Grace Frohling

    Lara Berger


    Outside Hitter

    Jennifer Janiska

    Mika Grbavica (also OPP)

    Juliette Fidon-Lebleu

    Hester Jasper

    Famke Boonstra (also OPP)


    Middle Blocker

    Tia Jimerson

    Nathalie Lemmens

    Lena Linke


    Libero

    Aleksandra Jegdic

    Lotte Goertz


    Players leaving

    Kveta Grabovska ---> Aachen

    Marie Hänle ---> Suhl

    Julia Wesser ---> retired

    Agnes Pallag ---> MAV Elöre

    Annick Meijers ---> Belgium

    Kayla Haneline ---> Stuttgart

    Monique Strubbe ---> Stuttgart

    Sophie Dreblow ---> retired

    Elisa Lohmann ---> retired

  • VC Wiesbaden


    Coach

    Benedikt Frank


    Setter

    Milana Bozic

    Pauline Bietau


    Opposite

    Izabella Rapacz

    Celine Jebens


    Outside Hitter

    Tanja Großer

    Jaidyn Blanchfield

    Melissa Langegger

    Noa De Vos


    Middle Blocker

    Rachel Anderson

    Nina Herelova

    Jonna Wasserfaller


    Libero

    Rene Sain

    Antonia Herpich


    Players leaving

    Natalia Gajewska ---> pregnant

    Ariadna Priante ---> CV Haris

    Lena Große Scharmann ---> Vallefoglia

    Liza Kastrup ---> Sporting Club Portugal

    Jodie Guilliams ---> VDK Gent

    Joyce Abgolossou ---> TJ Sokol Frydek-Mistek

    Mirta Freund ---> HAOK Mladost

    Leonie Büdenbender ---> Binder Blaubären Flacht

  • VfB Suhl LOTTO Thüringen


    Coach

    Laszlo Hollosy


    Setter

    Vedrana Jaksetic

    Eva Pogacar


    Opposite

    Marie Hänle

    Lena Kindermann


    Outside Hitter

    Julia Brown

    Jenny Mosser

    Eleanor Holthaus


    Middle Blocker

    Roosa Laakkonen

    Jelena Delic

    Jayde Robertsen


    Libero

    Yurika Bamba


    Players leaving

    Jenna Ewert ---> Münster

    Yina Liu ---> Straubing

    Danielle Harbin ---> Potsdam

    Jelena Sunjic

    Eva Hodanova ---> Olymp Prague

    Juliette Fidon-Lebleu ---> Dresden

    Anica Kutlesic ---> ZOK Ub

  • USC Münster


    Coach

    Lisa Thomsen


    Setter

    Jenna Ewert

    Emilia Jordan


    Opposite

    Rica Maase

    Gloria Mutiri


    Outside Hitter

    Mikala Mogensen

    Elena Kömmling

    Mia Kirchhoff

    Elise Petit


    Middle Blocker

    Luisa van Clewe

    Demi Korevaar

    Amalie Jorgensen


    Libero

    Zoe Fleck


    Players leaving

    Katerina Valkova ---> Busto Arsizio

    Meghan Barthel ---> Belgium

    Iris Scholten ---> Shenzhen

    Nikolina Maros ---> retired

    Maria Schlegel ---> AU

    Daniela Öhman

    Lily Topic ---> break due to illness

    Juliane Schröder ---> retired

    Tatiana Prosvirina

    Anna Church

  • Rote Raben Vilsbiburg


    Coach

    Juan Diego Garcia Diaz


    Setter

    Hannah Kohn

    Kim Klein Lankhorst


    Opposite

    Pauline Martin


    Outside Hitter

    Alondra Vazquez

    Anna Spanou

    Monika Salkute (also OPP)

    Cayetana Lopez Rey


    Middle Blocker

    Yeisy Soto

    Britte Stuut

    Serena Bruin

    Laura Bergmann


    Libero

    Patricia Nestler

    Sina Bauer


    Players leaving

    Lindsay Flory ---> Kanti Schaffhausen

    Wilma Rivera ---> USA

    Dayana Segovia ---> CV Haris

    Suvi Kokkonen ---> Potsdam

    Channon Thompson ---> Marcq-en-Baroeul

    Lisa Arbos ---> Marcq-en-Baroeul

    Lara Darowski ---> Erfurt

    Avery Heppell ---> Benfica

    Kirsten Knip ---> Draisma Dynamo Apeldoorn

  • Ladies in Black Aachen


    Coach

    Stefan Falter


    Setter

    Fleur Meinders

    Kveta Grabovska


    Opposite

    Lara Davidovic

    Nicole van de Vosse


    Outside Hitter

    Celine van Gestel

    Helena Dornheim

    Luisa Keller

    Jolijn de Haan


    Middle Blocker

    Wiebke Silge

    Sophia Fallah

    Gabby Goddard


    Libero

    Annie Cesar


    Players leaving

    Ashley Evans ---> Grand Rapids Rise (PVF)

    Lydia Stemmler ---> Neuwied

    Jana Franziska Poll ---> retired

    Hilary Howe ---> Radomka Radom

    Lena Vedder ---> retired

    Viktoria Dörschug ---> DSHS SnowTrex Köln (2nd league)

    Layne Van Buskirk ---> Busto Arsizio

    Anna Kalinouskaya

  • VC Neuwied 77


    Coach

    Tigin Yaglioglu


    Setter

    Elisabeth Kettenbach

    Carla Fuchs


    Opposite

    Lydia Stemmler


    Outside Hitter

    Kristin vom Schemm

    Amelie Strothoff

    Alice Turmovich

    Hilkka Hujanen


    Middle Blocker

    Laura Berger

    Laura Broekstra

    Maya Sendner

    Anna Hartig


    Libero

    Klara Single


    Players leaving

    Yasmine Madsen ---> VK Selmy Brno

    Sina Fuchs ---> Erfurt

    Pia Fuchs

    Sina Stöckmann ---> Erfurt

    Alice Turmovich ---> prowin Volleys TV Holz (2nd league)

    Linda Andersson ---> MAV Elöre (HUN)

    Natalie Crews

  • Anderson renewed https://bringitusa.com/player/anderson-rachel/


    I think the opposite is Samantha Drechsel. But that's a rumor, not a done deal. She might have an offer from Suhl, as Harbin goes to Potsdam I think.


    OH Jenny Mosser is going to Suhl I believe.


    MB Serena Bruin and Meg Wolowicz are headed to the Bundesliga. Destination unknown, but my guesses are Suhl and Schwerin respectively.

  • I hope now that the final series is over we'll soon get more (semi-)official news from Stuttgart and Potsdam, especially the latter ones. I expect Emonts to stay for another season, but other than that I guess a lot will change. With only 10 teams left and 9 of them fighting for the playoffs and having high ambitions, it gets harder and harder for mid-level players to find teams. I expect more German players heading to Switzerland again like in the past Pogany, Lohmann, Romy Jatzko did, it might be better to play for a decent Swiss team than being e.g. 4th OH somewhere in German league.

  • I think the almost complete changes of OHs will make the league exciting.


    Schwerin and Potsdam will need to recruit well to compete with the Rivers machine (although losing Lee will be big for Stuttgart).


    Dresden needs solid ones to get back into the fold.