Posts by Mapuan

    Thats not how that went down though : ) she said she wanted to leave Brazil, had a verbal agreement with Galatasaray and said she was coming to sign them afaik I'm flying there was even said. But then she suddenly and randomly ignored the team management and never came to sign, GS fans were disappointed by her behaviour so she decided to post shady tweets and tweets about how strong and great she was and about how bad some ppl were totally not referring to GS fans *rolleyes*


    She is definitely very immature and her problems don't just end with being greedy.I'm saying this as someone that had Destinee Hooker fanpages in 2012 era

    Uhm, isn’t the same? You just gave the details.


    She’s in Brazil because she’s comfy there despite the better offer.

    Logan was never going after the money. Every player has different priorities, hers was to play in as many different countries as possible. Kasia, for example, was known for her love for expensive contracts

    We also have the case of Destinee where she found comfort in one country (Brazil). The fans treat her like a royalty that even a better contract from Turkey she opted to stay.

    Pomi should just stick with Cuttino is they can’t find a world class opp. The girl is slowly proving herself considering that she did not play in the backrow in her college days and played mostly as middle blocker. Her ceiling of improvement is higher than Lutz. Though Lutz is an ok replacement for Arighetti (middle blocker was her original position ).

    Finally Carlini used much more MB, Stefana shined. Her and Christina got 31sets !! They are probably making “new” style of their game... Overusing Egonu is not working.

    And Bartsch had good performance too.

    With Picci in the game they have great reciver so they can use much more MBs but Picci is not getting and will not get so much sets. But for now I think this is their best line up.

    See what happens when Carlini sets her middles. This should be the type of game for Novara. Egonu can't do it alone. Having Picci on the floor stabilizes the reception and Carlini can use both the middles in every chance as possible.

    Melanie Guadalupe Parra Quintero

    Only 16 (DOB: Sept. 12, 2002) and has got great potential, kinda reminds me of a mini Samantha Bricio. Some would say she's undersized at 176cm, but she can still attack. Maybe a future Mexican version of Lucia Bosetti?


    Some of her highlights at WCH,


    US colleges are now courting her. She may take the route of Bricio before turning pro.

    Holly Carlton from Florida is a 6’7” sophomore opposite. She used to be a setter in her highschool and was recruited for that position but in the span of 3 years she had a growth spurt and grew 8 inches. She’s quite fast for her height but lacks power. She’s still new to her position and the room for improvement is quite big. Karch will love her as she has the same attack movement as Kelly Murphy.


    Number 26 of Nebraska is sophomore Lauren Stivrin. Her improvement from last year is spectacular. She has the making of an all around middle.


    Raquel Lazaro did pretty well in USC. Spain NT will definitely take a look at her once she graduates.

    Megan and her former teammate in Penn State University Christa Harmatto also suffered the same fate of being injury prone. The latter could've reached the status of Milena Rasic if she was able to keep herself healthy. I remember watching them together with Alisha Glass and Nicole Fawcett dominating the NCAA for 3 years in a row. In fact that batch is considered as the best team in the history of NCAA.


    Megan should listen to her body that it's time to quit. It's just sad that she wasn't able to reach her maximum potential.

    4 Thai players (3/4 are current and 1 is a former NT member) will play in the Indonesia Jadwal Proliga 2019 starting next month. (OH/OP) Ajcharaporn Kongyot to Jakarta BNI Taplus, (S) Guedpard Pornpun to Jakarta Popsivo Polwan, (OP) Pimpichaya Kokram to Bandung Bank BJB Pakuan and (OH/OP) Jutarat Montripila to Jakarta Elektric PLN. It's not a competitive league but it's a start and maybe next year they might get better offers.......


    https://twitter.com/thavolleyball/status/1063962793454358529

    Indonesia in pumping up their league. I hope South East Asia will have a champions league format even for just a month or two. Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam have pretty solid local leagues that gets stronger every year.