Yūki Ishikawa is a Japanese volleyball player, a member of the Japan men's national volleyball team and Italian club Top Volley Latina.
Wilfredo León Venero is a Cuban professional volleyball player with Polish citizenship, a member of Cuba men's national volleyball team in 2007–2012 and Russian club Zenit Kazan, silver medalist of the World Championship 2010, NORCECA Champion, Cuban Champion, Russian Champion . Considered by many as one a kind he led Cuba to the silver medal at the world championship 2010 in Italy, alongside with Yoandi Leal and Robertlandy Simon is considered one of the leader of the "Generation of Miracle" of Cuba volleyball and by many expert Leon can be the best player of all time by all the accomplish he made being so young, having won every single title at pro level at the age of 24.
The Nebraska women's volleyball team was founded in 1975 and is one of the most decorated teams in all of women's volleyball, with more wins than any other program and five NCAA national championships, one of only three programs not on the west coast to have won a title. Since the induction of the CBS College Sports/AVCA National Poll in 1982, the Cornhuskers are one of only two programs in the country to be ranked in every poll and have produced 73 All-Americans. The Cornhuskers volleyball program is one of the most popular spectator attractions in Nebraska, as four of the largest crowds to ever watch a volleyball match were in the state.
Modena Volley is a professional volleyball team based in Modena, Italy. It has played in the highest level of the Italian Volleyball League without interruption since 1968. It is the most successful Italian club, having won the national league twelve times and the national cup as well. The club is one of the most prominent and prestigious in Europe too, having won thirteen European trophies including four CEV Champions League. Currently sponsorship deals include Randstad and New Holland Agriculture, but the main sponsor of the club is Azimut. As of Novembre 2017, Modena is ranked 17th in the Men's European clubs ranking.
The Brazil men's national volleyball team is governed by the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol (Brazilian Volleyball Confederation) and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Brazil has three gold medals at the Olympic Games, won three times the World Championship and nine times the World League. Brazil is the #1 team on the FIVB World Rankings. The team is often referred to as volleyball's "Dream Team" due to its success under coach Bernardo Rezende.
The China women's national volleyball team represents the People's Republic of China in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches, governed by Chinese Volleyball Association. They are one of the leading and most successful squads in women's international volleyball and a worshipful sports team in China, having won nine championships titles in the three major international competitions of volleyball, including World Cup four times, World Championship twice and Olympic Game titles three times. The current head coach is Lang Ping, executive coach is An Jiajie. The team now ranks the first place in the FIVB World Ranking.
Alyssa Caymo Valdéz is a Filipino volleyball player who currently plays for Creamline Cool Smashers. She was a member of the collegiate varsity volleyball team of Ateneo de Manila University in both indoor and beach volleyball. She is a current member of Philippines national team. She also played in other countries like Thailand for 3BB Nakornnont and Chinese Taipei for Attack Line Volleyball Club.
Charles Frederick "Karch" Kiraly is an American volleyball player, coach and broadcast announcer. In the 1980s he was a central part of the U.S National Team that won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. He went on to win the gold medal again at the 1996 Olympic Games, the first Olympic competition to feature beach volleyball. He is the only player to have won Olympic gold medals in both the indoor and beach volleyball categories. He played college volleyball for the UCLA Bruins, where his teams won three national championships under head coach Al Scates.
Ivan Zaytsev is an Italian volleyball player of Russian origin, a member of Italy men's national volleyball team and Italian club Modena Volley, a bronze medalist of the Olympic Games London 2012, silver medalist of the European Championship, bronze medalist of the World League, Italian Champion (2014) and silver medalist of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
Zhu Ting is a Chinese professional female volleyball player. She is the Outside Hitter and Captain of the Chinese women's volleyball national team, and currently plays for Turkish club Vakıfbank Istanbul. She is the gold medalist of 2016 Olympic Games and 2015 World Cup. Zhu has been awarded 10 MVP awards at all levels of competition since her debut in 2011, including the MVP award of Rio Olympic Games 2016.
Kim Yeon-kyoung is a South Korean female professional volleyball player. She currently plays for the Turkish team Eczacıbaşı VitrA. Kim signed a three-year contract with Fenerbahçe in 2011 after playing for Incheon Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders in South Korea and JT Marvelous in Japan. She signed another two-year extension with Fenerbahçe for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. She earned an MVP award at the 2012 London Olympics. She is regarded as one of the best and richest volleyball players in the world.
Matthew John Anderson is an American volleyball player, a member of the United States men's national volleyball team and Russian club Zenit Kazan, a participant of the Olympic Games, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympic Games, 2013 NORCECA Champion, a gold medalist of the 2008 Pan American Cup, 2014 World League and 2015 World Cup.
Micah Makanamaikalani Christenson is an American volleyball player, a member of the United States men's national volleyball team and Italian club Cucine Lube Civitanova. Christenson was NORCECA Champion 2013, gold medalist of World League 2014 and 2015 World Cup, and bronze medalist in Olympic Games 2016.