AWARD WINNER 2017

BEST BLOCKER

BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER, MOST OUTSTANDING

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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BEST BLOCKER

PAVAN
Sarah

Canada

Age: 31 (Aug 16. 1986)

Height: 196 cm

Partner: PAVAN

Greatest Success

2017: Gold at Porec 5* Major (Melissa HUMANA-PAREDES), Bronze at Gstaad 5* Major (Melissa HUMANA-PAREDES) - 2016: Silver at Porec Major (Heather BANSLEY), Bronze at Moscow Grand Slam (Heather BANSLEY) - 2015: Bronze at Gstaad Major (Heather BANSLEY), Silver at Porec Major (Heather BANSLEY), Bronze at Yokohama Grand Slam (Heather BANSLEY)

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BEST SERVER

GONCALVES OLIVEIRA JUNIOR
Evandro

Brazil

Age: 27 (Jul 17. 1990)

Height: 210

Partner: EVANDRO

Greatest Success

2017: World Champion in Vienna (André LOYOLA) - 2016: Bronze at the World Championships in The Hague (Pedro SOLBERG)

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BEST SERVER

ROSS
April

United States

Age: 35 (Jun 20. 1982)

Height: 185 cm

Partner: ROSS A.

Greatest Success

2017: Silver at the World Championships in Vienna (Lauren FENDRICK) - 2016: Olympic Bronze (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS), Silver at Gstaad Major (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS), Gold at Long Beach Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS), Gold at Moscow Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS), Gold at Rio Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS) - 2015: Silver at Long Beach Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS) - 2014: Gold at Long Beach Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS), Gold at Stavanger Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS), Gold at Moscow Grand Slam (Kerri WALSH-JENNINGS)

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BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER

KRASILNIKOV
Viacheslav

Russia

Age: 26 (Apr 28. 1991)

Height: 194

Partner: KRASILNIKOV

Greatest Success

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BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER

MOST INSPIRATIONAL, MOST OUTSTANDING, SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

LUDWIG
Laura

Germany

Age: 31 (Jan 13. 1986)

Height: 181 cm

Partner: LUDWIG

Greatest Success

2017: Gold at World Championships in Vienna (Kira WALKENHORST), Gold at World Tour Finals in Hamburg (Kira WALKENHORST) - 2016: FIVB Most Outstanding Player, FIVB Sportswoman of the Year, Olympic Gold, Rio (Walkenhorst), Gold at the World Tour Finals in Toronto, European Champion in Biel (Kira WALKENHORST), Gold at Klagenfurt Major (Kira WALKENHORST), Bronze at Gstaad Major (Kira WALKENHORST), Gold at Hamburg Major (Kira WALKENHORST), Gold at Olsztyn Grand Slam (Kira WALKENHORST) - 2015: European Champion in Klagenfurt (Kira WALKENHORST), Silver at the World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale (Kira WALKENHORST), Bronze at Long Beach Grand Slam (Kira WALKENHORST), Gold at Yokohama Grand Slam (Kira WALKENHORST) - 2014: Bronze at the European Championships in Cagliari (Kira WALKENHORST), Silver at Stare Jablonki Grand Slam (Julia SUDE), Gold at Shanghai Grand Slam (Kira WALKENHORST) - 2013: Bronze at the European Championships in Klagenfurt (Kira WALKENHORST)- 2011: Vice European Champion in Kristiansand (GOLLER) - 2010: European Champion in Berlin (GOLLER) - 2009: Vice European Champion in Sochi (GOLLER) - 2008: European Champion in Hamburg (GOLLER) - 20017: Vice European Champion in Valencia (GOLLER),

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BEST HITTER

BROUWER
Alexander

Netherlands

Age: 28 (Nov 03. 1989)

Height: 198

Partner: BROUWER

Greatest Success

2016: Olympic Bronze in Rio de Janeiro (Robert MEEUWSEN) 2013: World Champion in Stare Jablonki (Robert MEEUWSEN)

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BEST HITTER

WALKENHORST
Kira

Germany

Age: 27 (Nov 18. 1990)

Height: 184 cm

Partner: WALKENHORST

Greatest Success

2017: Gold at World Championships in Vienna (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at World Tour Finals in Hamburg (Laura LUDWIG) - 2016: Olympic Gold, Rio, Gold World Tour Finals, Toronto (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at Klagenfurt Major (Laura LUDWIG), Bronze at Gstaad Major (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at Hamburg Major (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at Olsztyn Grand Slam (Laura LUDWIG( - European Champion in Biel (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at Klagenfurt Major (Laura LUDWIG), - 2015: European Champion in Klagenfurt (Laura LUDWIG), Silver at the World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale (Laura LUDWIG), Bronze at Long Beach Grand Slam (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at Yokohama Grand Slam (Laura LUDWIG) - 2014: Bronze at the European Championships in Cagliari (Laura LUDWIG), Gold at Shanghai Grand Slam (Laura LUDWIG) - 2013: Bronze at the European Championships in Klagenfurt (Laura LUDWIG)

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BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER

BEST SETTER

FRANCA MAESTRINI
Larissa

Brazil

Age: 35 (Apr 14. 1982)

Height: 174 cm

Partner: LARISSA

Greatest Success

2017: Gold at FTL 5* Major (Talita ANTUNES), Silver at Gstaad 5* Major (Talita ANTUNES), Bronze at the World Championships in Vienna (Talita ANTUNTES), Bronze at the World Tour Finals in Hamburg (Talita ANTUNES) - 2016: Gold at Gstaad Major (Talita ANTUNES), Bronze at Hamburg Major (Talita ANTUNES), Silver at Olsztyn Grand Slam (Talita ANUTUNES), Silver at Moscow Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES) - 2015: Gold at the World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Gstaad Major (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Porec Major (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Olsztyn Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Long Beach Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Moscow Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES) - 2014: Gold at Sao Paulo Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Stare Jablonki Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES), Gold at Klagenfurt Grand Slam (Talita ANTUNES)

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BEST SETTER

LOSIAK
Bartosz

Poland

Age: 25 (May 14. 1992)

Height: 191

Partner: LOSIAK

Greatest Success

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

PEDLOW
Sam

Canada

Age: 30 (Jun 14. 1987)

Height: 196

Partner: PEDLOW

Greatest Success

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

HUMANA-PAREDES
Melissa

Canada

Age: 25 (Oct 10. 1992)

Height: 176 cm

Partner: HUMANA-PAREDES

Greatest Success

2017: Gold at Porec 5* Major (Sarah PAVAN), Bronze at Gstaad 5* Major (Sarah PAVAN) - 2014: Bronze U23 in Myslowice - 2013: Bronze U23 in Myslowice (Taylor PISCHKE) - 2011: Silver U21 in Halifax (Victoria ALTOMARE)

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MOST INSPIRATIONAL

HYDEN
John

United States

Age: 45 (Oct 07. 1972)

Height: 196

Partner: HYDEN

Greatest Success

Oldest Player to win a Grand Slam

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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

BERNTSEN MOL
Anders

Norway

Age: 20 (Jul 02. 1997)

Height: 200

Partner: MOL A.

Greatest Success

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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

HUGHES
Sara

United States

Age: 22 (Feb 14. 1995)

Height: 180 cm

Partner: HUGHES S.

Greatest Success

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SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

DE MORAIS FILHO
Álvaro Magliano

Brazil

Age: 26 (Nov 27. 1990)

Height: 185

Partner: ÁLVARO FILHO

Greatest Success

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