WORLD LEAGUE - DAY 7: BOYER SENDS FRANCE TO GROUP 1 FINALS AS GROUP 3 FINALISTS CONFIRMED
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2017 – France’s rising star Stephen Boyer helped secure the spot in the FIVB Volleyball World League Final 6 in Curitiba, following their 3-1 win over the United States in the Group 1 competition in Pau on Sunday.
FRANCE STARS BOYER AND LYNEEL SHINE AGAIN IN WEEK TWO OF WORLD LEAGUE
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 12, 2017 - Six wins from six matches, 18 points – France’s record after two Preliminary Round weekends of this year’s FIVB Volleyball World League is nothing short of outstanding. The French have two players in particular to thank for their success: 20-year-old Stephen Boyer, one of the game’s rising stars, is the top scorer in the 36-team competition with 106 points, while his average of 0.55 makes him the best server in Group 1.
WORLD LEAGUE - DAY 6: BOYER, CLEVENOT GUIDE FRANCE TO STAY ON COURSE, SLOVENIA AND SPAIN SUFFER FIRST LOSSES
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2017 – Former champions France remained on course with its fifth straight win in Group 1 of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League, as Stephen Boyer and Trevor Clevenot made a blazing performance against European neighbours Italy in a four-set clash.
BEST PLAYERS - SLOVAKIA'S PETER ONDROVIC REPELS NINE ATTACKS TO SPEARHEAD SATURDAY'S BLOCK PARTY
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2017 – Slovakian middle blocker Peter Ondrovic had a colossal presence at the net against China, as he blocked nine attacks to help his team win in four sets on Saturday in their Pool D2 encounter in Helsinki in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League.
PLAY OF THE DAY: FRANCE SETTER TONIUTTI DISPLAYS GOLDEN TOUCH TO SCORE AGAINST ITALY
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2017 – France setter and captain Benjamin Toniutti left the crowd astounded as he finished off an incredible play with an inch-perfect touch to the Italian backline on Saturday.
WORLD LEAGUE - DAY 5: BOYER SIZZLES ANEW IN FRANCE'S UNBEATEN RUN, SLOVENIA AND SPAIN LEAD GROUPS 2 & 3
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2017 – Stephen Boyer once again stepped up on scoring with 20 points to extend France’s unbeaten start in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League Group 1, while Slovenia and Spain kept their clean win-records to top Groups 2 and 3, respectively.
BULGARIA'S SOKOLOV TOPS SCORING CHARTS AT START OF SECOND WEEK
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2017 – Bulgarian opposite Tsvetan Sokolov emerged on top of the list of best scorers in Group 1 as he amassed more than 20 points in the last three matches for a total of 81 points that saw his team improve its win-loss record to two wins and two losses, following their first match on the second weekend of the FIVB Volleyball World League.
WORLD LEAGUE - DAY 4: SIVULA AND CARROLL STAR AS FINLAND AND AUSTRALIA TRIUMPH OVER SLOVAKIA AND CHINA RESPECTIVELY
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 8, 2017 – Urpo Sivula recorded 17 points as Finland collected their first win and Slovakia their first defeat in an historic first ever FIVB Volleyball World League meeting between the two countries as two Group 2 matches started proceedings for the second weekend of the FIVB Volleyball World League 2017.
OLYMPIANS SUPERCHARGE CONTINENTAL QUALIFIERS FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 7, 2017 - With the clock ticking down to the first serve for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in two months, the field continues to be finalized for one of the sport’s most prestigious events to take place July 28 through August 6 in Vienna on Danube Island featuring 48 pairs per gender vying for $1-million in prize purse.
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 7, 2017 - With the breakup of the Brazilian partnership of Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas following their silver medal finish at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a new women’s champion team will be crowned this August at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Vienna.
ALISON & BRUNO HEADLINE MEN'S FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 7, 2017 - They’re back!
“They” are Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt as the world’s most dominant men’s beach volleyball team the past two-plus seasons will be back to defend their FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship title as the Brazilians were one of 23 teams from 12 countries that qualified for the 2017 FIVB World Championships via the FIVB World Tour entry rankings following last weekend’s stop in Moscow.