Current Players Making An Impact

2000s-Current

Ogonna Nnamani

Courtesy of Ogonna Volleyball Blog

Ogonna Nnamani is often regarded as one of the best volleyball players to ever play for Stanford University. During her time at Stanford, the team went to three National Championship matches and one two of them (2001 and 2004). The outside hitter also played on two USA Olympic teams in 2004 and 2008, earning a silver medal in the latter game.

Nnamani played internationally in Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Italy and Turkey.

(Sources and more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogonna_Nnamani)

Foluke Akinradewo

Courtesy of USA Volleyball

Two-time PAC-10 Player of the Year (2007 and 2008) Foluke Akinradewo was born in Canada, but grew up in Florida where she became a standout in volleyball, basketball and track. She was a member of the Stanford volleyball team, an alternate on the 2008 U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball team and a member of the silver medal-winning 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic team in which she was the second best blocker.

(Sources and more information: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Foluke-Akinradewo; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foluke_Akinradewo)

Destinee Hooker

Destinee Hooker-CoulterAmong one of the best volleyball players in recent history, Destinee Hooker played for the University of Texas from 2006-2009 as an outside hitter and was named the NCAA Division I volleyball championship Most Valuable Player. Hooker transitioned to Opposite Attacker weeks before international tournaments with the FIVB. Together with the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic team, she earned a silver medal and was named “Best Spiker.”

(Sources and more information: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Destinee-Hooker; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destinee_Hooker)

Rachael Adams

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An unstoppable force in the middle, Rachael Adams dominated play for the University of Texas at Austin from 2008-2011. Adams has garnered an exceptional amount of respect from her teammates both as part of the U.S. Woman’s National Team and as a member of Imoco Volley Conegliano. She was a member of the FIVB World Championship (Gold) team in 2014 as well as the Pan American Games (Gold) in 2015.

(Sources and more information: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Rachael-Adams#profilehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachael_Adams)

Megan Easy

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Megan (Hodge) Easy was destined to be a dynamic force in volleyball — her parents both played at the college-level and for the Virgin Islands National Team. Before college, Easy displayed exceptional talent as a hitter in North Carolina both in high school and club volleyball.

Easy attended Penn State University from 2006-2009 playing outside hitter…she was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player for both 2007 and 2008. She was a member of the silver medal-winning 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic team.

(Sources: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Megan-Hodgehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Hodge)

Alisha Glass

 

Alisha Glass may be the most prolific setter in woman’s volleyball right now, hands down. Glass’s dedication and technical skill cements her position among the most elite players in today’s game.

A stellar standout in high school in Michigan, Glass was recruited by Penn State University and was starting setter all for years (2006-2009). She led the Nittany Lions to three national NCAA championships.

Since college, Glass has been named Best Setter of 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship and was named USA Volleyball’s Indoor Female Athlete of the Year for 2013 and 2014.

(Sources: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Alisha-Glasshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alisha_Glasshttp://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/glass_alisha00.html)

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