AWARD WINNER 2016

BEST BLOCKER

NICOLAI
Paolo

Italy

Age: 28 (Aug 06. 1988)

Height: 204

Partner: NICOLAI

Greatest Success

2016: Olympic Silver Rio, European Champion - 2014: European Champion

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BEST BLOCKER

WALKENHORST
Kira

Germany

Age: 26 (Nov 18. 1990)

Height: 184 cm

Partner: WALKENHORST

Greatest Success

2016: Olympic Gold, Rio, Gold World Tour Finals, Toronto (Ludwig) - European Champion 2016 and 2015, U23 European Champion 2012

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BEST SERVER

Goncalves Oliveira Junior
Evandro

Brazil

Age: 26 (Jul 17. 1990)

Height: 210

Partner: EVANDRO

Greatest Success

Silver at Swatch World Tour Finals Toronto 2016

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BEST SERVER

ROSS
April

United States

Age: 34 (Jun 20. 1982)

Height: 185 cm

Partner: ROSS A.

Greatest Success

2016: Olympic Bronze (Walsh-Jennings) - Olympic Silver in London 2012 - World Champion 2009 (Jen KESSY)

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BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER

MOST OUTSTANDING, SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

SCHMIDT
Bruno Oscar

Brazil

Age: 30 (Oct 06. 1986)

Height: 185

Partner: BRUNO

Greatest Success

Olympic Champion Rio 2016, World Champion 2015, Swatch World Tour Finals Winner 2015 and 2016

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BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER

BANSLEY
Heather

Canada

Age: 29 (Sep 13. 1987)

Height: 171 cm

Partner: BANSLEY

Greatest Success

2015: Silver Medal Major Porec, Bronze Medal Major Gstaad

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BEST HITTER

CONTE CERUTTI
Alison

Brazil

Age: 31 (Dec 07. 1985)

Height: 203

Partner: ALISON

Greatest Success

Olympic Champion Rio 2016, World Champion 2011 and 2015, Swatch World Tour Finals Winner 2015 and 2016

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BEST HITTER

WALSH JENNINGS
Kerri

United States

Age: 38 (Aug 15. 1978)

Height: 190 cm

Partner: WALSH

Greatest Success

Olympic Gold 2004, 2008, 2012 - Olympic Bronze 2016 - World Champion 2003, 2005, 2007

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BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER

SMEDINS
Janis

Latvia

Age: 29 (Jul 31. 1987)

Height: 191

Partner: SMEDINS J.

Greatest Success

2016: FIVB Best Offensive Player

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BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER

BEST SETTER

FRANCA MAESTRINI
Larissa

Brazil

Age: 34 (Apr 14. 1982)

Height: 174 cm

Partner: LARISSA

Greatest Success

Olympic Games: Bronze 2012 - World Champs: 2011 Gold, 2009 Silver, 2007 Bronze, 2005 Silver (all with Juliana)

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BEST SETTER

DALHAUSSER
Phil

United States

Age: 37 (Jan 26. 1980)

Height: 206

Partner: DALHAUSSER

Greatest Success

Olympic Champion Beijing 2008, World Champion Gstaad 2007

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

KANTOR
Piotr

Poland

Age: 24 (May 03. 1992)

Height: 198

Partner: KANTOR P.

Greatest Success

World Champion for players under the age of 19, 21 and 23

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

HEIDRICH
Joana

Switzerland

Age: 25 (Oct 02. 1991)

Height: 190 cm

Partner: HEIDRICH

Greatest Success

2011: Gold U21 WCH Halifax (Nina BETSCHART) - 2011: 4th rank U23 ECH in Porto (Tanja GORICANEC)

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MOST INSPIRATIONAL

NUMMERDOR
Reinder

Netherlands

Age: 40 (Sep 10. 1976)

Height: 194

Partner: NUMMERDOR

Greatest Success

Vice World Champion, The Hague 2015

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MOST INSPIRATIONAL

ZUMKEHR
Nadine

Switzerland

Age: 32 (Feb 05. 1985)

Height: 172 cm

Partner: -

Greatest Success

2012: Gold Grand Slam Rome (Simone KUHN) - 2009: Bronze ECH Sotchi (Simone KUHN); Gold FIVB Open Sanya (Simone KUHN); Bronze Grand Slam Gstaad

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MOST OUTSTANDING

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

LUDWIG
Laura

Germany

Age: 31 (Jan 13. 1986)

Height: 181 cm

Partner: LUDWIG

Greatest Success

2016: FIVB Most Outstanding Player, FIVB Sportswoman of the Year, Olympic Gold, Rio (Walkenhorst), Gold World Tour Finals, Toronto (Walkenhorst) - European Champion 2016, 2015, 2010 and 2008 - U19 World Champion in 2003

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TOP ROOKIE

CARVALHAES
Gustavo

Brazil

Age: 23 (Aug 20. 1993)

Height: 186

Partner: GUSTAVO CARVALHAES

Greatest Success

2013: World Champion for players under the age of 21

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TOP ROOKIE

SANTOS LISBOA
Eduarda

Brazil

Age: 18 (Aug 01. 1998)

Height: 183 cm

Partner: EDUARDA

Greatest Success

2013: World Champion U19 - 2014: World Champion U19 - 2016: World Champion U19+U21

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