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The Best Of 2016/2017 – Middle Blockers (W)

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Only two middle blockers will enter the 2016/17 WoV Dream Team. The Voting is still on, so grab a chance to support your favorite player!

Foluke Akinradewo

Foluke Akinradewo

The 1st round of voting for the 2016/17 Wov Women’s Dream Team is underway. HERE you can find everything you need to know about the Poll, while do not forget that you can vote at our WorldofVolley Home Page and at our WorldofVolley Poll Page.

Today, we are presenting you the MIDDLE BLOCKERS:

Foluke Akinradewo (Volero Zurich): She was one of the best players of Volero in the previous season. Constantly good, effective both in defense and in offense, this American middle blocker helped the Swiss powerhouse to once again win all possible trophies in home country.

Still, Foluke and Volero failed to achieve something big at the European stage.

Milena Rašić (VakifBank): This girl is just used to winning major trophies. This year Rašić and her club VakifBank were not so successful in domestic competitions, but they won the two most important trophies – The 2016/17 CEV Champions League and the 2017 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship.

Amazing season, no doubt about that.

Eda Erdem Dundar (Fenerbahce): Eda and her team Fenerbahce had quite an opposite season than Rašić and VakifBank had. While Fenerbahce failed to win any of the European trophies, they won the domestic double by seizing the Turkish Championship and the Turkish Cup.

And, Eda Erdem Dundar was very involved in winning both of those trophies.

Rachael Adams (Eczacibasi VitrA): She could have easily won more trophies this season, but eventually Adams finished the 2016/17 campaign only with the gold medal from the 2016 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship.

Still, she has been one of the best players of Eczacibasi VitrA during the whole season and therefore deserved to be among the candates for the 2016/17 WoV Dream Team.

Stefana Veljković (Chemik Police): Another player who has finished the 2016/17 campaign with a double crown in their volleyball CV. Stefana Veljković helped Chemik Police to continue their domination in Poland by winning the Polish Championship and the Polish Cup.

Juciely (Rexona-Sesc): Brazil is the land of volleyball and when you are playing for the country’s top club then it means that you are really good in this sport. And, Juciely is definitely really good in volleyball.

With her standing at the middle of the net, Rexona-Sesc have won the Brazilian Championship, the Brazilian Cup and the South American Club Championship, while they also reached the Finals at the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship.

Robin de Kruijf (Conegliano): If she had not suffered that late season injury, Conegliano might have won some of the major trophies in the 2016/17 campaign. Simply because the Dutch middle blocker was very important for her team in the previous season.

And when De Kruijf was in her best shape in the last season, Conegliano won the Italian Cup.

Irina Zaryazhko (Dinamo Kazan): Despite losing the Russian Championship to Dinamo Moscow, Irina Zaryazhko can say that she had a very good season. After all, Zaryazhko and the rest of Dinamo Kazan crew won the Russian Cup and the CEV Cup. Quite enough to get on this list. 


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