Tuesday, May 27, 2014

National Team | UW grads Thompson & Hagglund set USA to victory over Germany

Red, White & Blue has a decided Purple & Gold tint in Montreux, Switzerland
  • USA def. Germany 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-21)
  • next: USA vs. Japan | May 28 | 12 noon (Pacific)




Just a few weeks ago, Courtney Thompson hopped on a plane in Switzerland, bound for the USA. Over the weekend, Thompson made the reverse commute.

Team USA in Montreaux, Switzerland, including Jenna Hagglund (20) and Courtney Thompson (3)

Thompson—an Olympian and former University of Washington All-American—plays professionally for Voléro Zürich, one of the most powerful clubs in Europe. This week, she and fellow Husky alum Jenna Hagglund are the two Team USA setters at the Montreaux Volley Masters invitational in Switzerland. Hagglund played professionally this year for Rote Raben Vilsbiburg.


This morning, the Americans won their first pool match, defeating Germany 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-21). Thompson started all four sets, with Hagglund getting playing time throughout. As usual, they had good set distribution across the front line, as four Americans recorded double figure kills: Kim Hill (13), Rachael Adams (12), Kelsey Robinson (12) and Ebony Nwanebu (10). The Americans outblocked the Germans 12-7, and had an 8-4 advantage in service aces.

All of the Americans on the Montreaux Invitational roster also play professionally, except for Nwanebu, who will be a sophomore at USC this fall.

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