Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Thompson, Plummer Shine in Professional Debuts

Annie Drews has made a significant impact with JT Marvelous in the Japan V-League semifinals. Micha Hancock recently set an Italian League record for aces in a single match. Meanwhile, Jordan Thompson and Kathryn Plummer had impressive pro debuts while playing for their new teams in Turkey and Italy, respectively.

European Champions League Main Phase Continues

The European Champions League is in its fourth leg, and it features nine members of the U.S. Women’s National Team competing for five pro teams. Fans can catch all the matches streaming on

  • Jan. 22: Fenerbahce (Kelsey Robinson, Jordan Thompson) vs. Budowlani Lodz
  • Jan. 22: Imoco Volley Conegliano (Kim Hill, Chiaka Ogbogu) vs. C.S.M. Volei Alba Blaj
  • Jan. 23: Igor Gorgonzola Novara (Megan Courtney, Micha Hancock) vs. Allianz MTV Stuttgart (Kyrsal Rivers, Jenna Rosenthal)
  • Jan. 23: Dinamo Moscow (Lauren Carlini) vs. Maritza Plovdiv

Annie Drews Leading the Way in Japan V-League

Annie Drews, playing for JT Marvelous in the Japan V-League, has been exceptional this season. Despite a loss to Toyota, Drews showcased her prowess with 23 kills and an ace in the match. JT Marvelous bounced back with a victory over Okayama, with Drews contributing 31 kills and two aces. With this win, JT Marvelous advances to the semifinals, where they will face Saitama Ageo Medics.

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Kelsey Robinson and Jordan Thompson in the Turkish League

Kelsey Robinson and Jordan Thompson are playing for Fenerbahce in the Turkish League and European Champions League. In their recent match against Turk Hava Yollari, Fenerbahce emerged victorious with Thompson’s impressive performance earning her 13 points. Robinson also contributed with nine kills and a positive reception rate of 64%. Fenerbahce will face Besiktas in their next Turkish League match and Poland’s Budowlani Lodz in the European Champions League.

Kathryn Plummer’s Professional Debut in Italy

Kathryn Plummer, hailing from Aliso Viejo, California, has signed her first professional contract with Saugella Monza in the Italian Serie A1. In her debut match, Plummer showcased her talent with an impressive nine kills on 10 errorless attacks. Although Monza lost to Zanetti Bergamo, Plummer’s performance was a highlight. Monza will return to action against Bosca San Bernardo Cuneo.

Additional Information and FAQs


Q: Where can I watch the matches of the European Champions League?
A: You can stream all the matches on

Q: Who is leading the European Champions League Pool D?
A: Conegliano (3-0, 8 points) is currently leading Pool D.

Q: When will the Italian Cup quarterfinals take place?
A: The Italian Cup quarterfinals are scheduled for January 29.


It’s an exciting time for American players in professional volleyball leagues around the world. Players like Annie Drews, Jordan Thompson, and Kathryn Plummer are making waves with their impressive performances. Fans can look forward to more thrilling matches as the season progresses.

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