Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Men’s Update: Champions Cup on Schedule

The U.S. Men’s National Team, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, has successfully qualified for the 2017 FIVB Champions Cup. As the top-ranked team in the NORCECA Zone, the U.S. Men have secured their place in this prestigious tournament.

The Champions Cup is held the year following the Olympic Games in Japan. This year’s event will feature top teams from around the world, including Brazil, Italy, Iran, France, and Japan. The matches are scheduled to take place on September 12-13 at Nippongaishi Hall in Nagoya and September 15-17 at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium.

It is worth noting that the U.S. Men have a strong track record in the Champions Cup. In 2005, they finished as runners-up, and in 2013, they secured fifth place. With their current form and talented roster, expectations are high for the U.S. team to perform well in this year’s competition.

Dave Shoji Announces Cancer Diagnosis

In unfortunate news, University of Hawaii women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji has announced that he will be taking a break from his coaching duties to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Shoji, a highly respected figure in the volleyball community, recently completed his 42nd year with the University of Hawaii.

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Shoji’s decision to prioritize his health is understandable, and he will undoubtedly receive the support and well-wishes from the volleyball community. As the father of U.S. Olympians Erik and Kawika Shoji, his impact on the sport extends beyond his successful coaching career.

Canada’s New Coach

In an exciting development, Stephane Antiga, the former coach of Poland’s men’s national team, has signed on to coach Canada’s men’s team for the next quadrennial, leading up to 2020. Antiga brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the team, having led Poland to victory in the 2014 FIVB World Championship.

Antiga’s appointment comes as Glenn Hoag, the previous coach, takes on a different role within Volleyball Canada. With Antiga’s playing career as an outside hitter for the French National Team and his coaching success, he is sure to bring valuable insights and strategies to the Canadian team.

Updates from Around the World

Several other countries have seen noteworthy developments in their volleyball scenes:

  • Russia: Two teams with U.S. players, Zenit Kazan, and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, have advanced to the semifinals of the Cup of Russia.
  • Italy: James Shaw, a setter for Kioene Padova, suffered a minor injury during a match, but the overall team performance remains strong.
  • Poland: U.S. players, including David Smith, Dustin Watten, Scott Touzinsky, Jonah Seif, and Kyle Russell, have been making significant contributions to their teams’ recent victories.
  • Germany: SVG Luneburg, with American players Michael Brinkley, Scott Kevorken, Cody Kessel, and Eric Fitterer, faced a defeat against United Volleys Rhein-Main.
  • France: Dan McDonnell and his team Chaumont secured a thrilling victory after coming from behind against Narbonne.
  • Greece: Greg Petty starred for Pamvohaikos, leading his team to victory with an outstanding performance.
  • China: Taylor Sander and Garrett Muagututia had standout appearances, showcasing their skills in their respective matches.
  • Turkey: David Lee and Ziraat Bankasi overcame Istanbul BBSK, with Will Price making a notable contribution to the match.
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FAQs

Q: Which teams have qualified for the 2017 FIVB Champions Cup?
A: The U.S. Men’s National Team, along with Brazil, Italy, Iran, France, and Japan, have qualified for the 2017 FIVB Champions Cup.

Q: Who is the new coach for Canada’s men’s team?
A: Stephane Antiga, the former coach of Poland’s men’s national team, has been appointed as the coach for Canada’s men’s team.

Q: Which teams have U.S. players in the Cup of Russia semifinals?
A: Zenit Kazan and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, both featuring U.S. players, have reached the semifinals of the Cup of Russia.

Q: How long has Dave Shoji been coaching the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team?
A: Dave Shoji recently completed his 42nd year as the coach of the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team.

Summary

In summary, the U.S. Men’s National Team is gearing up for the highly anticipated 2017 FIVB Champions Cup, where they will face tough competition from top-ranked teams around the world. Meanwhile, Dave Shoji, the legendary coach of the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team, will be taking a break to focus on his health and receive treatment for prostate cancer.

Additionally, Canada’s men’s team has appointed Stephane Antiga, a highly regarded coach with a successful track record, as their new coach for the next quadrennial. Meanwhile, volleyball action continues to unfold in various countries, with U.S. players making significant contributions to their respective teams.

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