Profile of USA setter as she wows Brazilian teammates and fans in Rio
Thompson also featured in Volleyball Magazine story
|Ana Carolina Fernandes for The New York Times|
Today's New York Times features an extended profile of USA Olympic setter Courtney
Thompson. A must-read for volleyball fans. An excerpt:
“Walking around the streets, it’s very different than the U.S.,” Thompson said. “People will say: ‘Hey, Courtney! You’re the American! How’s it going?’ I sat down at a restaurant the other night and the guy across from me, a Brazilian guy, said: ‘Courtney, to see you. How’s the season?’ You don’t get that ever in the U.S. And the level of play? I’m playing with half their national team.”
Read the entire feature: An American Olympian prepares, on the enemy's turf
And don't miss our latest Volleyball Magazine feature: Karch's big dilemma. We profile the three women fighting for the two opposite hitter positions on this summer's Olympic roster. Courtney is a big part of the story, as you'll see.