Where the 2016 U.S. Olympians Are Playing Professionally This Season

The United States does not have any major professional volleyball leagues domestically, but that doesn’t mean that Americans don’t play professionally.

In total, 262 United States citizens have been processed by USA Volleyball for international transfer certificates (189 women, 73 men) for the upcoming season, with more to come.

The women will play in 27 different countries, with the leaders being:

  1. Germany – 44
  2. England – 22
  3. Sweden & Switzerland – 12 each

The men will play in 18 countries, with the most popular destinations being:

  1. England – 13
  2. Germany – 9

In total, 34 countries will have Americans playing int he 2016–2017 season, which is underway this month around the world. This does not include yet transfers to China, which do not yet appear on USA Volleyball’s list, though they did say that more transfers will be processed throughout the winter.

Transfers have been processed thus far for 12 of the 24 Americans who played in the 2016 Olympics. The most notable absence thus far is men’s team captain David Lee, who last season was transferred to P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki in Greece in January. He has been rumored to have drawn interest from several clubs, but said that his preference is to play in Brazil or Poland (two of the few countries that he hasn’t played in professionally), but has not yet signed anywhere.

Women’s Players Club  Country
Lloyd, Carli VBC Pallavolo Rosa ssdrl  Italy
Akinradewo, Foluke Volero Zurich  Switzerland
Adams, Rachael Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul  Turkey
Hill, Kimberly Vakifbank Instanbul  Turkey
Larson, Jordan Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul  Turkey
Men’s Players Club  Country
Holt, Maxwell Modena Volley Punto Zero SSD RL  Italy
Russell, Aaron Sir Safety Umbria Volley Perugia asdsrl  Italy
Smith, David WKS Czarni Radom  Poland
Anderson, Matthew Zenit Kazan  Russia
Shoji, Erik Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk  Russia
Shoji, Kawika Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk  Russia
Jaeschke, Thomas Asseco Resovia SA  Poland

Status of the other 12 U.S. Olympians:

  • No Taylor Sander supposed to be with Camejo in China (no transfer yet)
  • No David Lee – hot transfer commodity
  • No Murphy Troy – getting married
  • No Reid Priddy – done indoors, knees can’t take it, considering beach run to Tokyo
  • No Micah Christensen – already playing with Lube Civitanova (but no transfer yet)
  • No Alisha Glass – on a break
  • No Kayla Banworth – trains in Anaheim, California solo
  • No Courtney Thompson – retired
  • No Kelly Murphy – moved from Japan to Henan, China (but no transfer yet)
  • No Christa Harmotto – retired
  • No Kelsey Robinson – supposed to be with BAIC Motor Club, China (but no transfer yet)
  • No Karsta Lowe – supposed to be with BAIC Motor Club, China (but no transfer yet)

The full list of players processed for transfer as announced this week by USA Volleyball.

Women’s Players Club  Country – Sorted by Country
Brauneis, Taylor SVS-Sokol  Austria
Genslak, Ashley WSV Eisenerz  Austria
Hanson-Tuntland, Ingrid VC Tirol  Austria
Riley, Margaret ASKO Linz-Steg  Austria
Stenlund, Karolina Union West-Wien  Austria
Sykes, Janelle Richa Michelbeke  Belgium
Alexander, Kenya Kula Gradacac  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gallup, Rachel Kula Gradacac  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Heath, Alysabeth Bimal Jedinstvo  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Minter, Kinsey Kula Gradacac  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Klineman, Alexandra Praia Clube  Brazil
Blum, Tiffany ZOK Nova Gradiska  Croatia
Dugan, Shannon AEK Larnaca  Cyprus
Scott, Jordanne AEK Larnaca  Cyprus
Brown, Amanda VK Kralovo Pole  Czech Republic
Nwaeze, Awele VK Kralovo Pole  Czech Republic
Yancy, Stephenee Volejbal Prerov  Czech Republic
Bradshaw, Miranda Brondby VK  Denmark
Brown, Rebecca Amager VK  Denmark
Morales, Maria Brondby VK  Denmark
Neto, Kayla Holte IF  Denmark
Richardson, Tyler Brondby VK  Denmark
Roberts, Monique Elite Volley Aarhus  Denmark
Blomgren, Sarah Team Northumbria  England
Corrado, Cheyne Team Northumbria  England
Cox, Allison Durham University  England
Croci, Cassidy University of Nottingham  England
Dailey, Catherine Durham University  England
Doerfler, Haley Durham University  England
Fantazia, Ashley Malory Eagles England
Granado, Whitney Durham University  England
Holthus, Stephanie Durham University  England
Johnbull, Elizabeth Team Northumbria  England
Marotta, Madison Cambridge  England
Morrison, Mackenzie Wessex  England
Nelson, Chaniel Tendring VC  England
O’Brien, Kathleen Team Northumbria  England
Olden, Cara Malory Eagles England
Pendleton, Paige Team Northumbria  England
Phillips, Whitney Team Northumbria  England
Skeen, Jacqueline Tendring VC  England
Walker, Bailey Tendring VC  England
Watson, Karis Tendring VC  England
Wheeler, Kimberly Paige Team Northumbria  England
Woolsey, Alexandra Team Northumbria  England
Bruns, Taylor LP Vampula  Finland
Field, Elizabeth LiigaPloki  Finland
Filer, Makenzie Kuusamon Pallo-Karhut  Finland
Hurley, Hillary HPK-Naiset  Finland
Johnson, Janisa Oriveden Ponnistus  Finland
Kehoe, Bryn Kokkolan Tiikerit  Finland
Love, Amanda Kuusamon Pallo-Karhut  Finland
Mayfield, Allison HPK-Naiset  Finland
Nicholson, MeAshah Kuusamon Pallo-Karhut  Finland
Terrell, Malina Oriveden Ponnistus  Finland
Washington, Deprece LiigaPloki  Finland
Church, Anna AS Vallee de la Sauer  France
Gates, Kathleen VBC Chamalieres  France
Haataja, Leigh-Ann Vitrolles Sports Volleyball  France
Heckelman, Kasey VB Romanais  France
Hruska, Kathleen US Villejuif  France
Odion, Stella CPB Rennes 35  France
Peterkin, Kendall S.R.D. Saint-Die  France
Pfarr, Erin ACBB  France
Williams, Ariana SENS Olympique Club VB  France
Wong, Amy Volley-Ball La Rochette  France
Aigner-Swesey, Delainey 1. VC Wiesbaden  Germany
Backlund, Ingabritt VBC Kaiserslautern  Germany
Barfield, Lauren Schweriner SC  Germany
Birks, Jocelynn Dresdner SC 1898  Germany
Block, Corey VfL Nurnberg  Germany
Burdine, Ruth Keao Rote Raben Vilsbiburg  Germany
Chambers, Kelsey Turnverein Holz 02 e.V.  Germany
Chan, Lena Malia VfL Nurnberg  Germany
Dannemiller, Alexa Schweriner SC  Germany
Dasch, Ambria SV Lohhof  Germany
De Rosa, Emily VBC Kaiserslautern  Germany
Dowd, Lindsay Post-Telekom-Sportverein Aachen e.V.  Germany
Felinski, Courtney Rote Raben Vilsbiburg  Germany
Gebhart, Ariel Scjweromer SC Germany
Grant, Nia MTV Stuttgart  Germany
Harrington, Michelle VBC Kaiserslautern  Germany
Helgeson, Broghan Kolner Turnerschaft von 1843 e.V.  Germany
Johnson, Erin Dresdner SC 1898  Germany
Karagyaurov, Molly VC Offenburg  Germany
Keddy, Jennifer USC Munster  Germany
Knight, Amy RC Sorpesee  Germany
Longo, Alyssa 1. VC Wiesbaden  Germany
McCage, Mallory 1. VC Wiesbaden  Germany
McKinny, Sarah VC Offenburg  Germany
McMahon, Elizabeth Dresdner SC 1898  Germany
Nelson, Alicia SCU Emlichheim  Germany
Nichol, Valerie MTV Stuttgart  Germany
Olinyk, Rachel NawaRo Straubing Germany
Penrod, Paige NawaRo Straubing Germany
Plum, Lauren Rote Raben Vilsbiburg  Germany
Rozier, Kimika Vfl Oythe  Germany
Sauter, Montgomery VBC Kaiserslautern  Germany
Seidenstricker, Kara NawaRo Straubing Germany
Skayhan, Alison SWE Volley-Team Erfurt  Germany
Slaughter, Evann SCU Emlichheim  Germany
Swagerty, Christy TV Dingolfing  Germany
Torre, Kristen Turnverein Holz 02 e.V.  Germany
Ubben, Macy SWE Volley-Team Erfurt  Germany
Whitney, Aiyana MTV Stuttgart  Germany
Whitson, Kimberly Post-Telekom-Sportverein Aachen e.V.  Germany
Wilson, Erica USC Munster  Germany
Windham, Courtney TV Gladbeck 1912 e.V.  Germany
Winters, Katlin SWE Volley-Team Erfurt  Germany
Young, Ahmarie VBC Kaiserslautern  Germany
Wilson, Sierra AS Elpis  Greece
Clement, Sarah Bekescsabai Ropladba Sportegyesulet  Hungary
Hardy, Meredith Vasas Sport Club  Hungary
Headen, Ashley Ujpesti Torna Egylet  Hungary
Rountree, Tess Vasas Sport Club  Hungary
Sklar, Emily Vasas Sport Club  Hungary
Eckerman, Haley Pro Victoria Pallavolo SRL  Italy
Gibbemeyer, Lauren VBC Pallavolo Rosa ssdrl  Italy
Kreklow, Molly River Volley S.S.D.A.R.L.  Italy
Leggs, Kiesha S.S.D. A RL Chieri ’76 Volleyball  Italy
Lloyd, Carli VBC Pallavolo Rosa ssdrl  Italy
Simpson, Taylor Futura Volley s.s.d.r.l.  Italy
Whitaker, Ayana Polisportiva Hermaea  Italy
Jackson, Cursty Hitachi Automotive Systems  Japan
Doris, Jennifer PFU Blue Cats  Japan
Spelman, Hayley Altay Volleyball Club (released from club) Kazakhstan
Bryan, Kennedy Korea Expressway Corporation  Korea
Cikra, Leslie Korea Expressway Corporation (released from club) Korea
Coble, Alaina KGC Pro Volleyball Club Korea
Hartong, Emily Hyundai Hillstate Volleyball Team  Korea
Kingdon, Madison IBK Women’s Volleyball Club  Korea
Richardson, Capri KV Drita  Kosovo
Reuter, Katrina CHEV Diekirch  Luxembourg
Holst, Kierra RC Cola Raiders  Philippines
Kemper, Sydney F2 Logistics  Philippines
Niemer, Stephanie Philippine SuperLiga Manila  Philippines
Ripley, Hailie RC Cola Raiders  Philippines
Schaudt, Laura Cignal HD Spikers  Philippines
Spelman, Hayley F2 Logistics  Philippines
Stalzer, Lindsay Foton Tornadoes  Philippines
Usher, Ariel Foton Tornadoes  Philippines
Warner, Serena Petron Blaze Spikers  Philippines
Austin, Alexis PTPS Pila  Poland
Courtney, Megan Volleyball Wroclaw S.A  Poland
Hancock, Micha Volleyball Wroclaw S.A  Poland
Scott, Regan Hood MKS Dabrowa Gornicza  Poland
Mathews, Alexis Clubul Sportiv Dinamo  Romania
DeGeest, Krista Clubul Sportiv Municipal Lugoj  Romania
Warren, Alexandra Clubul Sportiv Municipal Lugoj  Romania
McAlvany, Jessica University of Edinburgh  Scotland
Cash, Samantha Club Voleibol Alcobendas  Spain
Deal, Clare Club Volei Monjos  Spain
Dibbern, Alyssa C.D. Haro Rioja Voley  Spain
Dickson, Lauren C.V. Cide  Spain
McCoy, Evyn Club Voleibol Barcelona  Spain
Schmale, Megan C.D. Haro Rioja Voley  Spain
Stahl, Erica CP y PD Voley Murcia  Spain
Wagner, Jessica C.D. Voleibol Haris  Spain
Ati, Manyi Svedala VBK  Sweden
Clair, Nakeyta Hylte VBK  Sweden
Dillard, Carnae Engelholms VS  Sweden
Doyle, Julia Svedala VBK  Sweden
Haggerty, Meghan Svedala VBK  Sweden
Harris, Charlotte Sollentuna VK  Sweden
Lattin, Oni Orebro VBS  Sweden
Mahaffey, Madison Gislaved VBK  Sweden
Moronu, Ijeoma Lindesberg VBK  Sweden
Nassar, Arica Engelholms VS  Sweden
Tedrow, Hannah Gislaved VBK  Sweden
Vander Ploeg, Janae Engelholms VS  Sweden
Akinradewo, Foluke Volero Zurich  Switzerland
Bugg, Madison NUC  Switzerland
Campbell, Elizabeth NUC  Switzerland
DeWitt, Caitlin Geneve Volley  Switzerland
Edelman, Nicole VFM – Volleyball Franches-Montagnes  Switzerland
Hardman, Jennifer VBC Gerlafingen  Switzerland
Kim, Annie VBC Kerzers  Switzerland
Manwaring, Jessie VBC Gerlafingen  Switzerland
Milton, Taylor Volley Top Luzern  Switzerland
Moffett, Sabel TS Volley Dudingen  Switzerland
Riddle, Chantale TS Volley Dudingen  Switzerland
Squyres, Kaylin VFM – Volleyball Franches-Montagnes  Switzerland
Frazier, Ashley Bangkokglass Volleyball Club  Thailand
Mann, Genevieve Supreme VC  Thailand
Adams, Rachael Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul  Turkey
Bell, Katherine Manisa Buyuksehir Belediye Spor  Turkey
Fairs, Erin Maltepe Yali Spor Kulubu  Turkey
Hill, Kimberly Vakifbank Instanbul  Turkey
Larson, Jordan Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul  Turkey
Seaman, Brooke Bartin Polis Gucu  Turkey
Men’s Players Club  Country – Sorted by Country
Hilling, Matthew Union Supervolley Enns  Austria
West, Nicholas Union Supervolley Enns  Austria
Yhost, Jason Union Supervolley Enns  Austria
Beal, Mitchell VDK GENT Heren  Belgium
Dache, Angel Anagennisis Dherynias  Cyprus
Ammerman, Dalton Volejbal Brno  Czech Republic
Burrow, Ryan TJ Praga  Czech Republic
Goodell, Nicholas Volejbal Brno  Czech Republic
Hackworth, Colin VK Ceske Budejovice  Czech Republic
Mochalski, Eric VK Karlovarsko  Czech Republic
Nadazdin, Srdjan SK Volejbal Usti n. L.  Czech Republic
Siriban, Nicholas Nordenskov UIF Volley  Denmark
Carlson, Timothy Team Northumbria  England
Chappelle II, Christopher Malory Eagles England
Guimond, Derek IBB London Polonia  England
Halberg Jr., Stephen Tendring VC  England
House, Gary Tendring VC  England
Kazmier, Alexander Durham University  England
Minyard, Garrett Durham University  England
Ogilvie, Mark Durham University  England
Starkey, Daniel Team Northumbria  England
Sullivan, Derek Tendring VC  England
Ukkelberg, Alex Team Northumbria  England
Whitman, John Malory Eagles England
Wilson, Taylor London Lynx  England
Michelau, Michael SC Duo  Estonia
Aguillard, Antwain Kokkolan Tiikerit  Finland
Carmody, Thomas Vammalan Lentopallo  Finland
Eaton, William Conor Kokkolan Tiikerit  Finland
Gregory, Taylor Raision Loimu  Finland
Hatch, Michael Kokkolan Tiikerit  Finland
Marshman, Michael Raision Loimu  Finland
Walsh, Robert Perungan Pojat  Finland
Caldwell, Cody Alies SP Bouguenais Reze  France
Irvin, Steven St. Nazaire V.B. Atlantique  France
Lavaja, Russell Volley Club De Cambrai  France
McDonnell, Daniel Chaumont Volley-Ball 52 Haute Marne  France
Signoret, Phillippe Amicale Laique de Chambery VB  France
Stephanus, Alexander LIS St. Pierre Calais VB  France
Brinkley, Michael SVG Luneburg  Germany
Fitterer, Eric SVG Luneburg  Germany
Hammond, Taylor Netzhoppers KW-Bestensee  Germany
Kenny, Ryan Durham University  Germany
Kessel, Cody SVG Luneburg  Germany
Kevorken, Scott SVG Luneburg  Germany
Niemiec, Nicholas Moerser SC  Germany
Siwicki, Scott TSV Giesen  Germany
Tarantino, Matthew TSV Herrsching e.V.  Germany
Averill, Taylor SSCD Pallavolo Padova s.r.l.  Italy
Christenson, Micah A.S. Volley Lube SRL  Italy
Cook, Brian Modena Volley Punto Zero SSD RL  Italy
Holt, Maxwell Modena Volley Punto Zero SSD RL  Italy
Holt, Samuel Bluvolley Verona S.S.D.a R.L.  Italy
Kaminski, Conrad GS Porto Robur Costa ssd arl  Italy
Russell, Aaron Sir Safety Umbria Volley Perugia asdsrl  Italy
Shaw, James SSCD Pallavolo Padova s.r.l.  Italy
Berzins, Mikelis Abiant Lycurgus  Netherlands
Olson, Nicholas Abiant Lycurgus  Netherlands
West, Matthew Abiant Lycurgus  Netherlands
Jaeschke, Thomas Asseco Resovia SA  Poland
Russell, Kyle Miejski Klub Sportowy Bedzin S.A.  Poland
Seif, Jonah Miejski Klub Sportowy Bedzin S.A.  Poland
Smith, David WKS Czarni Radom  Poland
Touzinsky, Scott KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SA  Poland
Watten, Dustin WKS Czarni Radom  Poland
Anderson, Matthew Zenit Kazan  Russia
Shoji, Erik Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk  Russia
Shoji, Kawika Lokomotiv Nobosibirsk  Russia
Slaught, Alexander ACH Volley Ljubljana  Slovenia
Hayden, Madison Falkenberg VBK  Sweden
Powell, Roy Habo Wolley-87  Sweden
Price, William Istanbul BBSK  Turkey
Menzel, Jeffrey ALWASL Club  United Arab Emirates

 

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