Posts by pappi

    Do you have any info about azeri league 2020? How many teams will compete? I see 'Mubariz' is a new one.

    2019-20 Azerbaijan Championship "Super Liga" has 6 clubs to complete, Azerreyl, Lokomotiv, Absheron, Mubariz, UNEC, and Gurcustan.

    But famous players are all palying outside the country.

    Rahimova, in Sesi Bauru, Brazil

    Mammadova in Liaoning Huajun, China

    Kulan in Toray Arrows, Japan

    Samadova in Leningradka, Russia

    Hasanova in Volero Le Cannet, France

    Yagubova in Lipetsk, Russia

    Bezsonova in CSM Alba Blaj, Romania

    Alishanova in Jaszbereny, Hungary

    Abdulazimova in Vasas Obuda Budapest, Hungary

    Aliyeva (setter) in Jakarta Power, Indonesia

    Azerbaijan new approaches in volleyball system establishment,

    1. to absorb more talented neutralised players (14-16 years old) to play in Azerbaijan clubs, to copy the success of Uzbek Rahimova.

    2. dispatch more players to higher leagues, especially strengthen the cooperation with Asian clubs, e.g.

    Rahimova, formerly in Korea, now in Sesi Bauru Brazil

    Mammadova in Liaoning, China

    Kulan in Toray Arrows, Japan

    Pozniak, in Philippines

    Odina Aliyeva, in Jakarta Pertamina Energy Club, Indonesia

    3. the experienced players shall work for the NT or clubs

    e.g. Mammadova will be appointed the coach of a club called "Mubariz"

    As Agayev, new head coach of Azerbaijan criticised Caprara's leave and expressed his new target of establishment of a new NT system, this OQ is just regarded as a test tournament to the young players, so the veterans like OH - Aliyeva and MB - Hasanova will not participate in. But huge stars, Rahimova and Samadova were both back.

    here is the final 13 players

    S: Yagubova, Alishanova

    OP: Rahimova, Kurbanova, Azizova

    OH: Samadova, Salbishvili, Bashnakova

    MB: Abdulazimova, Pavlenko, Kirilyuk

    L: Karimova, Aliyeva

    Why do they make tournament teams with only 1 MB? Lol

    i am confused

    IMO, i am trying to convince myself that "all-tournament team" was kinda composed up with the most shining stars (no matter what their positions are) from the top four teams, for example 3 players from the champion team, 2 from the vice-champion, 1 from each of the semifinalists.

    badly, this is can also regarded as a reflection that not too many potential blockers remarkable yet, at least for the tournament of 2019.

    I like Pressley, she deserves "the player of year". she participated almost all the games and kept the consistent high performances for all tournament round. while. Plummer was absent for a while due to injury.


    Plummer (OH, Stanford)

    Hentz (L, Stanford)

    Gray (S, Stanford)

    Haggerty (OH, Wisconsin)

    Rettke (MB, Wisconsin)

    Pressley (OH, Baylor University) - Player of the year

    Hart (OH, Minnisota)

    Regarding 2020 Tokyo OG qualification for Asia and the Pacifics, the Pools and the detailed schedule has been annouced

    Pool A: Thailand (Organisor), Chinese Taipei, Australia, Hong Kong China

    Pool B: Korea, Kazakhstan, Iran, Indonesia

    Schedules (Place: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand)

    January 7:


    January 8:


    January 9:


    Kick-offs (January 11):

    B1 x A2, A1 x B2

    Vacancy awarding (January 12):

    3rd place, 1st palce

    when was this? i just read an article that tandara will be his key player in tokyo. also, he opened doors to thaisa and fe garay.

    I read a article after he disclosed that he would retire after Tokyo OG. Although approaching his last minute as a head coach, he expressed he would like to test some young potentials. In particular, he felt a bit regretful that Ana Cristina was not included in Pan American Games due to the 12 roster had to to be determined and registerred couple of months ahead. However, Ze noticed Ana Cristina's performance in the underage championship, which should have secured a vacancy in Pan Am. Anyway, he said he would try out her in some tournaments next year.

    As far as i know, Ana Cristina is tall and could be a good weapon as an opposite reserve. In comparison, i think Lorenne is slow and moderate (-) in attach somehow.

    as ze expressed, he will promote some young player in 2020 as what he didi in 2019, and Ana Cristina would be a definately good choice.

    Individual Awards

    MVP: Brayelin Martinez (DOM)

    Best Setter: Jordyn Poulter (USA)

    Best Opposite: Karsta Lowe (USA)

    Best Spiker: Kim Hill (USA), Alexa Grey (CAN)

    Best Blocker: Neira Ortiz (PUR), Tori Dixon (USA)

    Best Scorer: Andrea Rangel (MEX)

    Best Server: Bethania De La Cruz (DOM)

    Best Libero: María José Castro (CRC)

    Best Receiver: Shara Venegas (PUR)

    Best Digger: Justine Wong (USA)

    it is not professional to say never comeback after getting cut.

    But if it benefits, it will be another story a real drama.

    Hopefully all players could be cut due to realistic explanation and be back with convicing reason.

    so many tournaments... why not just make this the olympic qualifier????

    hope PUR is back at their strongest... the team that played the IOQT and panam games wasn’t too impressive.

    Yes. I agree.

    however, pre-olympic is always the independt tournament, not linked with continental championships.

    In 2017, the NORCECA made the compromise with the FIVB, to combine the championship as the qualifier. IMO. that was really stupid decision ever. NORCECA should have selected the best 6 ranked teams of the continental championships, rather than directly selecting the winner from 6 groups. The following stages of the championships were completely with no meaning and caused the tournament rediculously castrated.

    A total of 17 players of Puerto Rico are preparing the championship, 3 more will be cut soon.

    S (3): Natalia Valentín, Raymerialy Santos, Wilmarie Rivera

    OP (3): Paulina Prieto Cerame, Shirley Ferrer, Génesis Collazo

    OH (5): Aury Cruz, Karina Ocasio, Stephanie Enright, Pilar Victoriá, Legna Hernández

    MB (4): Diana Reyes, Neira Ortiz, Ana Sofía Jusino, Paola Rojas

    L (2): Shara Venegas, Normarie Vélez

    USA has qualified for 2020 Tokyo, and DOM has qualified to pre-olympic tournament in January 2020, as the top ranked team in NORCECA, therefore, the rest 6 participating teams will fight for the last 3 vacancies to the pre.