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2016 THE BEST Awards – Complete List Of Nominees

Volleywood aka the world’s largest volleyball blog proudly announces the complete list of nominees for THE 2016 BEST AWARDS which recognizes the world’s best players for their achievements this year. The winners will be determined via global fan voting which will start on November 4th, 2016.

The winners will be announced on November 18th, 2016. Each nominee must have successfully and efficiently competed in at least 1 of the major FIVB tournament (WOMEN: 2016 Grand Prix & 2016 Club World Championship / MEN: 2016 World League & 2016 Club World Championship) and in the 2016 Olympics.

FEMALE NOMINEES

BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:

Zhu Ting (China)
Brankica Mihajlovic (Serbia)
Tatiana Kosheleva (Russia)
Jordan Larson (USA)

BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:

Milena Rasic (Serbia)
Foluke Akinradewo (USA)
Thaisa Menezes (Brazil)
Robin De Kruijf (The Netherlands)

BEST LIBERO:

Kayla Banwarth (USA)
Silvija Popovic (Serbia)
Debby Stam-Pilon (The Netherlands)
Lin Li (China)

BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:

Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)
Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
Nataliya Goncharova (Russia)
Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

BEST SETTER:

Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
Dani Lins (Brazil)
Laura Dijkema (The Netherlands)
Alisha Glass (USA)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Zhu Ting (China)
Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)
Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
Lonneke Sloetjec (The Netherlands)

BEST COACH:

Lang Ping (China)
Giovanni Guidetti (The Netherlands)
Karch Kiraly (USA)
Zoran Terzic (Serbia)

MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:

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Ekaterina Gamova (Russia)
Sheilla Castro (Brazil)
Antonella Del Core (Italy)
Logan Tom (USA)

MALE NOMINEES

BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:

Wilfredo Leon (Cuba)
Ricardo Lucarelli (Brazil)
Osmany Juantorena (Italia)
Michal Kubiak (Poland)

BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:

Max Holt (USA)
Lucas Saatkamp (Brazil)
Robertlandy Simon (Cuba)
Srecko Lisinac (Serbia)

BEST LIBERO:

Sergio Santos (Brazil)
Erik Shoji (USA)
Jenia Grebennikov (France)
Massimo Colaci (Italia)

BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:

Wallace De Souza (Brazil)
Matt Anderson (USA)
Ivan Zaytsev (Italia)
Bartosz Kurek (Poland)

BEST SETTER:

Micah Christenson (USA)
Simone Gianelli (Italia)
Benjamin Toniutti (France)
Bruno Rezende (Brazil)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Ivan Zaytsev (Italia)
Bruno Rezende (Brazil)
Marko Ivovic (Serbia)
Simone Gianelli (Italia)

BEST COACH:

Bernardinho Rezende (Brazil)
Laurent Tillie (France)
John Speraw (USA)
Nikola Grbic (Serbia)

MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:

Iran
Canada
Serbia
Sada Cruzeiro

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:

No Voting Required

Reid Priddy (USA)
Antonin Rouzier (France)
Sergio Santos (Brazil)
Gavin Schmitt (Canada)

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  1. Women:
    Best Outside Hitter: Zhu Ting (China)
    Best Middle Blocker: Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    Opposite Hitter:Tijana Boskovic (Serbia), Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    Best Setter: Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    LIBERO: Sanja Popovic (Serbia), Lin Li (China)
    Team of the year: China Volleyball Team 😁😁
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ZHU TING (CHINA)
    Best Coach: Lang Ping (China)

  2. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    The Netherlands
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    • Zhuting is the best excellent volleyball palyer.
      Langping is the best excellent coach.
      Linli is the best excellent libero.

  3. She is like a mother care about players,She is a great coach,Create the miracle, create the resplendence,What is the translation of China because of lang ping proud

    • She is a gifted main attack,How to translate a kind,Very young, very has the potential to translation

    • BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
      Zhu Ting (China)
      BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
      Milena Rasic (Serbia)
      BEST LIBERO:
      Lin Li (China)
      BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
      Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
      BEST SETTER:
      Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
      BEST COACH:
      Lang Ping (China)
      MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
      The China

  4. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST LIBERO: Lin Li (China)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST COACH: Lang Ping (China)

  5. the website is so amazing that i can easily find out the the useful news of volleyball and what is happenning in the whole world .

  6. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Brankica Mihajlovic (Serbia)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Silvija Popovic (Serbia)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Zoran Terzic (Serbia)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    Thiland
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Wilfredo Leon (Cuba)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Srecki Lisinac (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Sergio Santos (Brazil)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Wallace De Souza (Brazil)
    BEST SETTER:
    Micah Christenson (USA)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Marko Ivovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Nikola Grbic (Serbia)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    Serbia
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sergio Santos (Brazil)

  7. Women
    Best outside hitter -Zhu Ting
    Best middle blocker – Milena Rasic
    Best libero-Lin Li
    Best opposide hitter-Lonneke Sloetjes
    Best setter-Alisha Glass
    player of the year-Zhu ting
    Best coach -Lang Ping

  8. Best outside hitter:Zhuting
    Best libero:Linli
    Best coach:Langping
    Player of the year:Zhuting
    Thanks.

  9. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    The Netherlands
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zhu Ting (China)

  10. female:
    BEST OUTSIDE HITTER: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST LIBERO: Lin Li (China)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST COACH: Lang Ping (China)

  11. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Brankica Mihajlovic (Serbia)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Kayla Banwarth (USA)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    The Netherlands
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    REPLY

  12. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    The Netherlands
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

  13. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST LIBERO: Lin Li (China)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST COACH: Lang Ping (China)

  14. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST LIBERO: Lin Li (China)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST COACH: Lang Ping (China)

  15. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER: Brankica Mihajlovic
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER: Foluke Akinradewo
    BEST LIBERO:Kayla Banwar
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER: Tijana Boskovic
    BEST SETTER:Alisha Glass
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tijana Boskovic
    BEST COACH: Lang Ping

    • I think the best coach is Lang Ping.LangPing won woderfully the Olympic game under her control. I don’t believe any player of China being powerful enough.They won just because their coach-Lang Ping.

  16. I think the best coach is Lang Ping.She won wonderfully the Olympic Games under her control.I don’t believe any player of China being powerful enough.They won just because their coach-Lang Ping.

  17. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    Iran
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    • BEST OUTSIDE HITTER: Zhu Ting (China)
      BEST LIBERO: Lin Li (China)
      PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zhu Ting (China)
      BEST COACH: Lang Ping (China)

  18. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)

    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    Foluke Akinradewo (USA)

    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)

    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Nataliya Goncharova (Russia)
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    BEST SETTER:
    Alisha Glass (USA)

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
    Zhu Ting (China)

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    2016 THE BEST Awards – Complete List Of Nominees
    by admin Nov 2, 2016, 8:50 am 94
    Volleywood aka the world’s largest volleyball blog proudly announces the complete list of nominees for THE 2016 BEST AWARDS which recognizes the world’s best players for their achievements this year. The winners will be determined via global fan voting which will start on November 4th, 2016.

    The winners will be announced on November 18th, 2016. Each nominee must have successfully and efficiently competed in at least 1 of the major FIVB tournament (WOMEN: 2016 Grand Prix & 2016 Club World Championship / MEN: 2016 World League & 2016 Club World Championship) and in the 2016 Olympics.

    FEMALE NOMINEES

    BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:

    Zhu Ting (China)
    Brankica Mihajlovic (Serbia)
    Tatiana Kosheleva (Russia)
    Jordan Larson (USA)

    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:

    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    Foluke Akinradewo (USA)
    Thaisa Menezes (Brazil)
    Robin De Kruijf (The Netherlands)

    BEST LIBERO:

    Kayla Banwarth (USA)
    Sanja Popovic (Serbia)
    Debby Stam-Pilon (The Netherlands)
    Lin Li (China)

    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:

    Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    Nataliya Goncharova (Russia)
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    BEST SETTER:

    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    Dani Lins (Brazil)
    Laura Dijkema (The Netherlands)
    Alisha Glass (USA)

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

    Zhu Ting (China)
    Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    Lonneke Sloetjec (The Netherlands)

    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)

    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    The Netherlands

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Ekaterina Gamova (Russia)
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    • BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
      Zhu Ting (China)

      BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
      Milena Rasic (Serbia)
      Foluke Akinradewo (USA)

      BEST LIBERO:
      Lin Li (China)

      BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
      Nataliya Goncharova (Russia)
      Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

      BEST SETTER:
      Alisha Glass (USA)

      PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
      Zhu Ting (China)

      BEST COACH:
      Lang Ping (China)

      MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
      The Netherlands

      LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
      Ekaterina Gamova (Russia)
      Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

  19. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    China

  20. BEST LIBERO:massimo colaci (Italia)
    BEST SETTER: simone Giannelli (Italia)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:Ivan Zaytsev (Italia)
    BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:Osmany Juantorena (Italia)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ivan Zaytsev (Italia)

  21. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Brankica Mihajlovic (Serbia)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Silvija Popovic (Serbia)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Tijana Boskovic (Serbia)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Zoran Terzic (Serbia)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    Thiland
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sheilla Castro (Brazil)

    BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Wilfredo Leon (Cuba)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Srecki Lisinac (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Sergio Santos (Brazil)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Wallace De Souza (Brazil)
    BEST SETTER:
    Micah Christenson (USA)
    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Marko Ivovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Nikola Grbic (Serbia)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    Serbia
    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES:
    Sergio Santos (Brazil)

  22. Milena Rasic and Foluke Akinradewo deserve a same prize. Rasic is better when blocking, but Foluke is an amazing, fastest and strongest middblocker hitter in the world.

  23. so sad that Yuko Sano was not one of the lifetime achievement awardees. She deserves for what she did during her entire career

  24. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    China

  25. BEST OUTSIDE HITTER:
    Zhu Ting (China)
    BEST MIDDLE BLOCKER:
    Milena Rasic (Serbia)
    BEST LIBERO:
    Lin Li (China)
    BEST OPPOSITE HITTER:
    Lonneke Sloetjes (The Netherlands)
    BEST SETTER:
    Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
    BEST COACH:
    Lang Ping (China)
    MOST INSPIRING TEAM OF THE YEAR:
    China

  26. I can’t believe how most of team USA is considered on these lists. It’s a lot of fun watching them play and I’m glad that their hard work and talent has been appreciated.

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