He may have started the year with a serious ankle injury which required surgery but that’s all behind him now.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist who rejoined Team USA a year after at the FIVB Grand Champions Cup made volleyball headlines over the weekend with his Italian club team. SIR Safety Perugia. Russell and Perugia won the 2017 Supercoppa against title favorites Lube Volley in an epic 4 set match.
The now married Russell scored the winning point after an amazing save by Ivan Zaytsev and was named the tournament MVP.
We honestly cannot remember the last time an American player won the Supercoppa MVP but this is a huge achievement for Aaron. Other previous Supercoppa MVPs are Nemanja Petric (Serbia), Luca Vettori (Italy), Earvin Ngapeth (France), Alexander Volkov (Russia) and Ivan Zaytsev (Italy) just to name a few.
Congrats Aaron and Perugia!