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Volleyball - 14. November 2007.

USA Volleyball Processes 127 Player Transfers


Bill Kauffman
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800
E-Mail: bill.kauffman@usav.org


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2007) – USA Volleyball has processed 127 player transfers of United States citizens to play professional volleyball in foreign leagues as of Nov. 12, 2007.

The U.S. Women’s National Team has nine players that have officially gone through the transfer process for current professional seasons. Robyn Ah Mow-Santos (Honolulu) is registered with VBC Volero in Switzerland. Lindsey Berg (Honolulu) and Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) are part of the Italian Serie A league with Asystel Volley and Jesi, respectively. Therese Crawford (Kalamazoo, Mich.) and Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) are signed up to play with Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu in Turkey. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Nancy Metcalf (Hull, Iowa) are on the Eczacibasi Istanbul roster in Turkey. Danielle Scott-Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) returns to Brazil to play for Associaco Desportiva Classista Finasa. Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) will play professionally for Club Dinamo Moscow in Russia.

The U.S. Men’s National Team has 16 players that have gone through the transfer process with Russia being the most popular destination. The five players transferring to Russia include Lloy Ball (Woodburn, Ind.) and Clay Stanley (Honolulu) to Sport Club Dinamo – Tattransgas Kazan, Tom Hoff (Park Ridge, Ill.) for Fakel New Urengoy, Reid Priddy (Richmond, Va.) for Lokomotiv Novosibirsk roster and Sean Rooney (Wheaton, Ill.) at Dinamo-Yantar Kaliningrad club. Gabe Gardner (San Clemente, Calif.) and Ryan Millar (Palmdale, Calif.) have filed transfer papers to Italy’s Sparkling Milano Volleyball Team, while Riley Salmon (League City, Texas) will join them in Italy at Top Volley SRL. Kevin Hansen (Newport Beach, Calif.) will play professionally with Poitier in France, while Brook Billings (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Phil Eatherton (Glencoe, Mo.) have filed to play for Poland’s AZS Czestochowa. David McKienzie (Littleton, Colo.) will play for Puerto Rico’s Plataneros de Corozal. Brandon Taliaferro (San Clemente, Calif.), Delano Thomas (Sacramento, Calif.) and Scott Touzinsky (St. Louis, Mo.) are on the ACH Volley roster in Slovenia. David Lee (Alpine, Calif.) will compete for Halk Bankasi Spor Kulubu in Turkey.

Currently, the U.S. has processed transfers to 26 countries with Spain being the top destination with 15 athletes. Turkey, Puerto Rico and France all have 10 U.S. volleyball players competing in their leagues.

Player Name (Club Name, Country)
Adams, Monique (Panathinaikos, Greece)
Ah Mow-Santos, Robyn (VBC Volero, Switzerland)
Aldrich, Erin (NEC Red Rockets, Japan)
Bailey, Betsy (Lyons St. Fons, France)
Ball, Lloy (Sport Club Dinamo - Tattransgas Kazan, Russia)
Bauer, Casey (Nova KBM – Maribor, Slovenia)
Beckwith, Paul (Orkelljunga, Sweden)
Bell, Lacey (Volleyball Pexinois Niort, France)
Berg, Lindsey (Asystel Volley, Italy)
Billings, Brook (AZS Czestochowa, Poland)
Bown, Heather (Giannino Pieralisi Volley, Jesi, Italy)
Bratford, Trisha (Panathinaikos Athens, Greece)
Budinger, Duncan (Hamburg Comboys, Germany)
Burrow, Ryan (Arago de Sete Volleyball, France)
Caruso, Joseph (Middelfart UK, Denmark)
Ching, Tony (Kastamonu Bozkurt Belediyespor, Turkey)
Cole, Shonda (Volley Benidorm, Spain)
Crawford, Therese (Fenerbache Spor Kulubu, Turkey)
Cumpston, Meghan (Club Voleibol Ciutadella, Spain)
Dargan, Renata (Club Voleibol Cordoba, Spain)
Day, Joshua (Arona Voleibol Tenerife, Spain)
DeKiewiet, Jamie (Istres Ouest Provenco Volleyball, France)
Diehl, Michael (Anorthosis Famagiusta, Cyprus)
Dusharme, Mark Allen (Volleyball Club Hurrikaani, Finland)
Dyer, Alexandra (OTP Bank, Croatia)
Dyk, Shaun (Dionysos Volleyball Paphos, Cyprus)
Eatherton, Phillip (AZS Czestochowa, Poland)
Egan, David (Vingakers VK, Sweden)
Gardner, Gabriel (Sparkling Milano Volleyball Team, Italy)
Genova, Ryan (MOK Zagreb, Croatia)
George, Paul (Vingaker, Sweden)
Glass, Kimberly (Fenerbache Spor Kulubu, Turkey)
Goins, Lauren (Alemannia Aachen, Germany)
Haneef-Park, Tayyiba (Eczacibasi Istanbul, Turkey)
Hansen, Kevin (Poitier, France)
Harvey, Jennifer (Union Sportive Services Publics Albiceois, France)
Hein, Andrew (Tomis Constanta, Romania)
Heler, Jacqueline (TSV Duedingen-Sense, Switzerland)
Hildebrand, Tyler (Naranjito Changos, Puerto Rico)
Hoff, Thomas (Fakel New Urengoy, Russia)
Hood, Regan (Club Voleibol Albacete, Spain)
Hove, Jordan (Boldklubben Marienlyst, Denmark)
Jablonsky, Jayson (Playeros de San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Jenkins, Benavia (Zeiler Koniz, Switzerland)
Kahumoku, Lily (Clubul Sportiv Rapid Bucuresti, Romania)
Kellum, Daniel (Volleyball Club Hurrikaani, Finland)
Klosterman, Steve (Naranjito Changos, Puerto Rico)
Leck, Kaitlin (Altamura, Italy)
Lee, David (Halk Bankasi Spor Kulubu, Turkey)
Lewis, Rosie (VBC Cheseaux, Switzerland)
Livingston, Sherisa (Marmaris Belediye Genclik Sports Club, Turkey)
Luhning, Anthony (VBC Ecublens, Switzerland)
Luxton, Kristen (TSV Duedingen-Sense, Switzerland)
May, Timothy (Tomis Constanta, Romania)
McConaha, Kimberly (Haro, Spain)
McGiven, Kimberly (C.V. Caja Sur, Spain)
McKienzie, David (Plataneros de Corozal, Puerto Rico)
McKinney, Matt (Ponce Lions, Puerto Rico)
McNamee, Candace (Nilufer Belediyesi SK, Turkey)
McNatt, Therese (PTUJ, Slovenia)
Meerstein, Nathan (Castelo da Maia Ginasio Clube, Portugal)
Metcalf, Nancy (Eczacibasi Sport Club, Turkey)
Millar, Ryan (Sparkling Milano Volleyball Team, Italy)
Miller, Kaleena (Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany)
Nelson, Christopher Ricchio (Club Voleibol Vigo Valeny Karpin, Spain)
Nerison, Kelli (Union Stade Frarrais - St. Cloud, France)
Newcomb, Bryan (Tierp Volley, Sweden)
Odion, Stella (Vanajan Racing Club, Finland)
Olree, Pieter (Gigantes de Carolina, Puerto Rico)
Ondelj, Aleksandar (TV Buhl, Germany)
Ozrelic, Katina (Sport Athletique Merignacais Volleyball, France)
Palmer, Crystal (Akademski Odbojkaski Klub Osijek, Croatia)
Parfitt, John (UD Vencidario, Spain)
Patak, Evan (San Juan Playeros, Puerto Rico)
Patterson, Casey (San Sebastian (Caribes), Puerto Rico)
Pena, Christopher (Bavarian SV Wuppertal e.V., Germany)
Piccolini, Lindsay (Leverkusen – Bayer, Germany)
Podlewski, Vernon (VC – Leipzig, Germany)
Porter, Kristee (Voleibol Asociacion Toledo, Spain)
Priddy, Reid (Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, Russia)
Proper, Matthew (RPA - LuigiBacchi. IT Perugia, Italy)
Ptak, Jeffrey (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico)
Romero, Daniela (PSVBG Salzburg, Austria)
Rooney, Sean (Dinamo-Yantar Kaliningrad, Russia)
Russell, Kelly (Sri Aesch Pfeffingen, Switzerland)
Salmon, Riley (Top Volley SRL, Italy)
Salyer, Casandra (PAE Panionios, Greece)
Scheftic, Nick (C.V. Caluo Sotelo Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain)
Scott, Damien (Tokat Belediye Plevne Spor Kulubu, Turkey)
Scott, Jonathan (Pamapol – Siatkarz, Poland)
Scott-Arruda, Danielle (Associaco Desportiva Classista Finasa, Brazil)
Seiffert, Christopher (Kastamonu Bozkurt, Turkey)
Shaw, Sheila (Union Stade Frarrais - St. Cloud Paris, France)
Siljegovic, Nevena (Evreux Volley Ball, France)
Smith, Aaron (Club Voleibol Sant Pere, Spain)
Smith, David (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)
Springer, Ambria (SV Lohhof, Germany)
Stalzer, Lindsay (Stella Calais, France)
Stanhiser, Joshua (OK Calcit Kamnik, Slovenia)
Stanley, Clayton (Sport Club Dinamo - Tattransgas Kazan, Russia)
Steffens, Katherine (Sollentuna VK, Sweden)
Strickland, William (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)
Stromath, Hilary (VC Weert, Netherlands)
Sutherland, Tanner (MOK Zagreb, Croatia)
Taliaferro, Richard Brandon (ACH Volley, Slovenia)
Tamas, Christopher (Dionysos Volleyball Paphos, Cyprus)
Tarr, Robert (Naranjito Changos, Puerto Rico)
Thomas, Delano (ACH Volley, Slovenia)
Thomas, Elisha (Matar Chylabinsk, Russia)
Tom, Logan (Club Dinamo Moscow, Russia)
Tomes, Laura (Rote Raben Vilsbiburg, Germany)
Toppel, Curt (Hyundai, Korea)
Touzinsky, Scott (Los Gigantes de Carolina, Puerto Rico)
Touzinsky, Scott (ACH Volley, Slovenia after Puerto Rico)
Van Meter, Rachel (Korean Highway Corporation, Korea)
Vince, Allan (Lase Volley, Latvia)
Webber, James Matthew (Perungan Pojat RY, Finland)
Whitney, Katherine (OK Kastela, Croatia)
Williams, Sherri (Voleibol Haro, Spain)
Willoughby, Kim (Chieri Volley, Italy)
Wilson, Makare (Turk Telecom, Turkey)
Wise, Bonita (OK OTP Banka Pula, Croatia)
Withum, Cordt (Moerser SC, Germany)
Ziegler, Ricky (UD Vencidario Spain, Spain

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