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Pro report, including May, Frantti, Parsons, Eggleston, Markova, Samedy, Mutiri

Former UCLA great Mac May passes in Poland for Lodz

Mac May passes for Lodz against Tarnow/TauronLiga photo

This is our weekly update on USA women playing professional volleyball around the world. Most of the players are former NCAA standouts. Most pro leagues are coming back from winter breaks:

Poland

Budowlani Lodz (9-5) swept Tarnow (2-12) as Mac May led with 10 kills (.409) and an ace.

Türkiye

Ali Frantti had 14 kills and Chiaka Ogbogu had four kills and an ace as VakifBank (13-1) opened 2024 with a sweep of Karayollari (1-13). Jordan Thompson did not play.

Chiaka Ogbogu hits for VakifBank in Turkiye volleyball against Karayollari TVF photo
Chiaka Ogbogu hits for VakifBank against Karayollari/TVF photo

Sarah Parsons had 16 kills, hit .467, and had a block and an ace as Kuzeyboru (10-4) beat PTT (4-10) in five. Payton Caffrey did not play, but newly signed Marta Levinska (Arizona State/Latvia) had two kills in her brief professional debut as a double sub.

Aydin (4-10) lost its fifth in a row after being swept by Fenerbahce (13-1). Setter Lauren Carlini had two kills and two blocks.

Logan Eggleston had 13 kills, two aces and a block as Galatasaray (7-7) swept Nilufer (6-8) for its fifth win in a row. Eggleston was also the best receiver in the match, passing 76% positive. Danielle Cuttino had 10 kills, two blocks and an ace. Russian Polina Shemanova, who played at Syracuse, was signed by Galatasaray.

Russian Marina Markova, who played at Syracuse and Florida, was top scorer with 28 kills, three blocks and two aces, and Stephanie Samedy had 18 kills and an ace as Muratpasa (7-7) snapped a two-match streak by beating Cukurova (3-11). Micaya White had a kill and an ace.

In Turkish volleyball, Logan Eggleston attacks for Galatasary
Logan Eggleston had 13 kills as Galatasaray swept Nilufer/TVF photo

Italy

Avery Skinner had nine kills and a block and Madi Kingdon had six kills, a block and an ace as Chieri (9-6) swept Roma (6-9). Courtney Schwan was a Roma sub and  had a kill.

Lindsey Ruddins had 15 kills (hitting .484) and a block as Scandicci (13-2) overcame Busto Arsizio (4-11) in four sets. Haleigh Washington struggled after colliding with a Busto Arsizio player at the net early in the match, finishing with two kills and a block. Skylar Fields made her professional debut for Busto Arsizio as a brief substitute.

It might be a new year, but it was the same Conegliano (15-0), which swept Cuneo (5-10). Kathryn Plummer had nine kills and a block and Kelsey Robinson Cook had five kills and a block. Cuneo’s Anna Stevenson-Hall had four kills and a block and Madi Kubik added three kills.

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