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Honours for Girls' U18 World Championship MVP Mruzik

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24, 2020 – Jess Mruzik was rewarded for her role in helping the USA win the Egypt 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship when she was named USA Volleyball's National Volleyball Player of the Year.

Girls' U18 and Boys' U19 national team players shine at Japanese High School Championships

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 14, 2020 - The All-Japanese High School Championships were played in the Tokyo suburb of Chofu at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza with five-time champs Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku claiming victory in the girls' tournament and Kyoto’s Higashiyama High School in the boys' this weekend.

Year in Review – USA rule the roost at U18 World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 24, 2019 – USA made sure that it was a case of third time lucky when they defeated Italy in the Egypt 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U19 World Championship.

Girls' U18 Worlds gold historic moment for USA volleyball

Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - USA won a historic gold medal at the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship here on Saturday night, outlasting defending champions Italy 3-2 in an epic and intense battle that provided memorable thrills with its ups and downs.

Girls' U18 World Championship - Results and standings

Ismailia and Cairo, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - The 2019 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship from September 5 to 14 features 20 teams representing all five continents. The pool stage of the competition took place over the first five days of the tournament. It is followed by four days of knockout and classification matches.

James Stone: We worked very hard for this from start to finish

Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - After two failed attempts in 2013 and 2015, USA won the elusive gold they had always been after, beating Italy 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-10) in the final of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship here on Saturday night. Here's the reaction from the two sides after the final:

USA's Mruzik heads Dream Team of Girls' U18 stars

Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - Jessica Mruzik was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship for leading USA to a historic title after an epic win over Italy in the final of the compeititon here Saturday night.

Phenomenal USA grab elusive Girls' U18 Worlds gold with epic Italy win

Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - USA won their first ever gold medal of a Girls' U18 World Championship, outplaying Italy in the final of this year's edition for an epic 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-10) win.

Hylmer Nascimento: Today we got our energy back

Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - Brazil reacted at China's attempt to take the game into five sets, for a 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 27-25) that earned the South Americans the bronze medal of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship here on Saturday evening. Here's the reaction from the two sides after the third place playoff:

Brazil back amongst elite with Girls' U18 Worlds dazzling bronze

Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - Brazil held off China's attempt at a comeback and with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 27-25) are back amongst the global elite with the bronze medal of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship, here on Saturday evening.

Italy, USA seek to write history in Girls' U18 Worlds final

Ismailia, Egypt, September 13, 2019 - A total sweep by USA of Brazil and a incredible comeback by Italy over China here, on the banks of the Suez Canal, in Friday evening's semifinals, confirmed the finalists of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship.

Marco Mencarelli: Our block did a great job

Ismailia, Egypt, September 13, 2019 - Italy pulled off an amazing feat here Friday night, coming back from two sets down to hand China their first defeat in the competition and earn their place in the final of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship. Here's the reaction from the two sides after the match:

Incredible Italy come back to stop China for ticket to Girls' U18 Worlds final

Ismailia, Egypt, September 13, 2019 - In the mother of all comebacks, Italy rallied from two sets down to upset China 3-2 (22-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-10) here Friday night in the semifinals of the 2018 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship for a ticket to Saturday's final.

James Stone: We were excellent in all skills

Ismailia, Egypt, September 13, 2019 - USA are in the final of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship after scattering Brazil 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) in the first semifinal here on Friday evening. Here's the reaction from the two sides after the game:

USA smother Brazil to make Girls' U18 Worlds final

Ismailia, Egypt, September 13, 2019 - USA put up an impenetrable block to stop Brazil 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) here on Friday evening for a ticket to Saturday's final of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship.

Thaisa Mc Leod's dreams coming true

Ismailia, Egypt, September 13, 2019 - Her dreams are to play as a professional in Italy, the strongest league in the world. Peru opposite Thaisa Mc Leod is one of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship who dream of taking their volleyball careers to new heights.

Brazil-USA & China-Italy in Girls' U18 Worlds semifinals

Ismailia, Egypt, September 12, 2019 - Brazil, USA, China and Italy will vie for the medals of the 109 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship as the competition peaks with semifinals here on the banks of the Suez Canal on Friday followed by finals on Saturday's, following some incredible action in the quarterfinals today.

Italy on course to defend Girls' U18 Worlds title

Ismailia, Egypt, September 12, 2019 - Italy remain on track to defend their title from 2017 and go for an unprecedented third straight gold, after shutting out Peru 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-18) here Thursday evening and advancing to Friday's semifinals at the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship.

USA outlast Japan for ticket to Girls' U18 Worlds semifinals

Ismailia, Egypt, September 12, 2019 - When USA found the patience required to counter the defending skills that Japan produce, the Americans recovered from a set's deficit to claim a 3-1 (17-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-20) win here Thursday that sees them through to the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship.

Brazil deny Russia Girls' U18 Worlds Top 4 with total comeback

Ismailia, Egypt, September 12, 2019 - Brazil stopped Russia in their tracks to qualify for Friday's semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship after an incredible and thouroughly enjoyable 3-2 (21-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 15-9) complete turnaround here in Thursday's quarterfinals.

China take down Romania to make Girls' U18 Worlds semifinals

Ismailia, Egypt, September 12, 2019 - China remained the only team at the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship with the enviable distinction of not having dropped a single set, after shutting out Romania 3-0 (25-17, 30-28, 25-19) to open the quarterfinals here today and become the first team to make Friday's semifinals.

At 13 the youngest Girls' U18 Worlds player, Irene has many dreams for Congo

Cairo, Egypt, September 7, 2019 - DR Congo's promising girl, Irene Mpeti Lelo is in the limelight at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship - not only because of her performance with the team that is making their debut at a World Championship, but also because she is the youngest player amongst the 240 currently in action in Egypt.

All favourites through to Girls' U18 Worlds quarterfinals

Ismailia, Egypt, September 10, 2019 - All four pool winners, China, Italy, Japan and Russia advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship, though with varying degrees of difficulty Tuesday in the knockout matches of the Round of 16 at the Egyptian cities of Ismailia on the Suez Canal and the capital Cairo.

Birthday girl Nishikawa dreams a pro volleyball life

Cairo, Egypt, September 10, 2019 - When she was just seven years old, Yoshina Nishikawa got her first taste of volleyball. One day at school, out of the blue, her physical education teacher came up and asked her to join her primary school volleyball team.

Round of 16 signed and sealed at Girls' U18 Worlds

Ismailia, Egypt, September 9, 2019 - Mexico were on the brink of scoring a humongous upset to advance to the Top 16 of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship but fell in dramatic fashion to defending champions Italy allowing Korea through. But Argentina bagged the win they needed over Thailand to punch the last remaining ticket to the knockout stage that begins Tuesday in the Egyptian cities of Ismilia on the Suez Canal and the capital Cairo.

Tatiana Kadochkina: Youngest, but most experienced Russian

Cairo, Egypt, September 9, 2019 - She may be the youngest of the team, but she's been leading Russia so far in pool play at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship in Egypt. At 16, Tatiana Kadochkina is not just the youngest of the Russian players in the competition, but also one of the most experienced.

Two tickets unclaimed for Last 16 of Girls' U18 Worlds

Ismailia, Egypt, September 8, 2019 - Fourteen teams have confirmed their spots in the Top 16 of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship with one day to spare in pool play in the Egyptian cities of Ismailia on the Suez Canal and the capital Cairo, after Sunday's results.

Francesca Alupei inspired by rowing Olympian parents

Cairo, Egypt, September 8, 2019 - When both your parents were professional athletes in rowing, you may be expected to follow their footsteps. But Romania's middle blocker at the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship here, Francesca Alupei, choose another sport far from sea, river or lake - and that's volleyball.

Favourites emerge in race for Top 16 at Girls' U18 Worlds

Ismailia, Egypt, September 7, 2019 - Only seven teams remain undefeated after Day 3 of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championships in the Egyptian cities of Ismailia on the Suez Canal and the capital Cairo, as Brazil, China, Italy, Canada, Russia, Japan and Bulgaria all doubled their victories on Saturday.

Suspense builds as chase for Last 16 heats up at Girls' U18 Worlds

Ismailia, Egypt, September 6, 2019 - Hosts Egypt, Romania and Japan all doubled their wins at the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship as pool play begins to heat up in Ismailia on the Suez Canal and the capital Cairo with the conclusion of Day 2. Yet more tie-breakers at both locations with defending champions Italy and Japan pulling off amazing comebacks were Friday's highlights.

Thrilling openers set the pace in Girls' U18 Worlds

Ismailia, Egypt, September 5, 2019 - Exciting stuff on the opening day of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship, including a couple of five-setters and a late night cliffhanger by the hosts, provided an inspiring preview of what we can expect over the next nine days as the competition begins to unfold in the cities of Ismailia on the Suez Canal and the capital Cairo.

Budding volleyball stars in global debut at Girls' U18 Worlds

Ismailia, Egypt, September 4, 2019 - The world gets a first insight into the new generation of volleyball players over the next couple of weeks, as the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship gets underway tomorrow in two Egyptian locations, Ismailia and Cairo, with 20 teams from across the globe showcasing their budding stars that will shine in the years ahead.

Coaches agree: Girls' U18 Worlds to provide exciting opportunities

Ismailia and Cairo, Egypt, September 4, 2019 - All coaches agreed on Wednesday that the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship is expected to produce some very high-level volleyball and everyone seems excited at being part of this incredibly important event for the development of the sport. Here's what they said at the official press conferences at the two host cities on the eve of the competition which kicks off on Thursday.

Draw held in Cairo ahead of Girls' U18 World Championship

Cairo, Egypt, July 1, 2019 - The 20 countries set to participate in the FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship in Egypt from September 5 to 14 learned which teams they will take on in the pool phase of the competition after a drawing of lots ceremony was held in Cairo.

Egypt, Tunisia, Mexico, Bahrain to host Age-Group World Championships in 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 28, 2018 – Four countries will host FIVB Age-Group World Championships in 2019, including Egypt, Tunisia, Mexico and Bahrain. The tournaments will take place from July to August 2019, with host cities and dates to be announced in due course.

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