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The 2011 Best Awards

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Volleywood’s THE BEST Awards is an annual site event recognizing the world’s best volleyball players. It has been held annually since 2010 and is voted on by the general public. The 2011 edition was done via online voting, ie volleyball fans must LIKE the picture of their favorite nominee/s by going to Volleywood’s Facebook Page.


Voting Deadline: January 12th, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

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The Best Women’s Beach Volleyball Team of 2011 is…

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Larissa-Juliana (Brazil)
May-Treanor-Walsh (USA)
Xue-Zhang Xi (China)
Cicolari-Menegatti (Italy)
Kessy-Ross (USA)

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The Best Men’s Beach Volleyball Team of 2011 is…

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Emanuel-Alison (Brazil)
Brink-Reckermann (Germany)
Dalhausser-Rogers (USA)
Prudel-Fijalek (Poland)
Nummerdor-Schuil (Netherlands)

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The Best Women’s Volleyball Team of 2011 is…

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Germany
Serbia
USA
China
Italy
Brazil

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The Best Men’s Volleyball Team of 2011 is…

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Iran
Russia
Brazil
Poland
Italy
Serbia

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The Best Female Receiver/ Passer of 2011 is…

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Logan Tom (USA)
Fernanda Garay (Brazil)
Antonella del Core (Italy)
Hui Ruoqui (China)
Angelina Grun (Germany)
Saori Kimura (Japan)

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The Best Male Receiver/ Passer of 2011 is…

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Cristian Savani (Italy)
Endres Murilo (Brazil)
Nikola Kovacevic (Serbia)
Reid Priddy (USA)
Michal Winiarski (Poland)
Facundo Conte (Argentina)

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The Best Female Libero of 2011 is…

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Brenda Castillo (Dominican Republic)
Fabi (Brazil)
Yuko Sano (Japan)
Suzana Cebic (Serbia)
Victoria Kuzyakina (Russia)
Jie Nam (Korea)

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The Best Male Libero of 2011 is…

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Krzysztof Ignaczak (Poland)
Nikola Rasic (Serbia)
Rich Lambourne (USA)
Sergio (Brazil)
Keibel Gutierrez (Cuba)
Ren Qi (China)

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The Best Female Outside Hitters of 2011 ARE…

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Angelina Grun (Germany)
Carolina Costagrande (Italy)
Hui Ruoqui (China)
Saori Kimura (Japan)
Kim Yeon Koung (Korea)
Paula Pequeno (Brazil)

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The Best Male Outside Hitter of 2011 is…

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Facundo Conte (Argentina)
Bartosz Kurek (Poland)
Giba (Brazil)
Cristian Savani (Italy)
Wilfredo Leon (Cuba)
Matt Anderson (USA)

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The Best Female Volleyball Server of 2011 is…

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Manon Flier (Netherlands)
Jordan Larson (USA)
Logan Tom (USA)
Bahar Toksoy (Turkey)
Bethania Dela Cruz (Dominican Republic)
Thaisa Menezes (Brazil)

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The Best Male Volleyball Server of 2011 is…

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Dmitriy Muserskiy (Russia)
Clay Stanley (USA)
Bartosz Kurek (Poland)
Maxim Mikhaylov (Russia)
Matey Kaziyski (Bulgaria)
Ivan Zaytsev (Italy)

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The Best Female Setter of 2011 is…

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Eleonora Lo Bianco (Italy)
Wei Qiuyue (China)
Maja Ognjenovic (Serbia)
Lindsey Berg (USA)
Dani Lins (Brazil)
Yoshie Takeshita (Japan)

Side Dish: Click HERE to vote got Lo Bianco as the Flag Bearer for Italy at the 2012 Olympics. Represent!

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The Best Male Setter of 2011 is…

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Lukasz Zygadlo (Poland)
Dragan Travica (Italy)
Vlado Petkovic (Serbia)
Luciano De Cecco (Argentina)
Bruno Rezende (Brazil)
Alexander Butko (Russia)

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The Best Women’s Volleyball Coach of 2011 is…

EXCLUSIVE QUOTE:

“Thanks to all the fans who voted. I accept this recognition on behalf of my hard working staff & our talented athletes. Our great 2011 season doesn’t happen without all that they do to make our team the best it can be. All of us here at USAV are grateful for your support & humbled by this honor.” -Coach HUGH McCUTCHEON

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Zoran Terzic (Serbia)
Hugh McCutcheon (USA)
Massimo Barbolini (Italy)
Giovanni Guidetti (Germany)
Masayoshi Manabe (Japan)
Yu Juemin (China)

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The Best Men’s Volleyball Coach of 2011 is…

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Julio Velasco (Iran)
Javier Weber (Argentina)
Andrea Anastasi (Poland)
Bernardinho Rezende (Brazil)
Igor Kolakovic (Serbia)
Vladimir Alekno (Russia)

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The Best Female Opposite Hitter of 2011 is…

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Destinee Hooker (USA)
Jovana Brakocevic (Serbia)
Sheilla (Brazil)
Margareta Kozuch (Germany)
Bethania Dela Cruz (Dominican Republic)
Zhang Lei (China)

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The Best Male Opposite Hitter of 2011 is…

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Fernando Ramos Hernandez (Cuba)
Maxim Mikhaylov (Russia)
Zbigniew Bartman (Poland)
Ivan Miljkovic (Serbia)
Ahmed Abdellay (Egypt)
Michal Lasko (Italy)

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The Best Female Middle Blocker of 2011 is…

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Thaisa (Brazil)
Yang Junjing (China)
Milena Rasic (Serbia)
Foluke Akinradewo (USA)
Simona Gioli (Italy)
Christiane Furst (Germany)

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The Best Male Middle Blocker of 2011 is…

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Marko Podrascanin (Serbia)
Luigi Mastrangelo (Italy)
Lucas (Brazil)
Sebastian Sole (Argentina)
Marcin Mozdzonek (Poland)
Alexander Volkov (Russia)

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Click HERE to check out the winners from the 2010 The Best Awards.

The nominees submitted for online voting were selected using the following criteria:

For Beach Players: Each of the nominees finished in the top 10 of the World Rankings both 2011 World Tour & 2011 Technical Rankings released by the FIVB.

For Coaches: Each of the nominees must have participated & excelled in 1 major FIVB tournament (2011 World League/ 2011 World Cup), the nominee’s team finished as one of the top teams of any major FIVB and/or Continental Championship.

For Indoor Players: Each of the nominees must have played & excelled in 1 major FIVB tournament (2011 World League, 2011 Grand Prix & 2011 World Cup), the nominee finished as one of the athletes in the category he/ she is nominated for or at the Continental Championship.

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  1. Why is Wang from China not in the best server category? She’s got the deadliest jump serve out there.

  2. Yeah,Poland’s dominant,but our volleyball players had good year,thank them for all won matches.I wish them succes on the Olympics in London.

  3. Please polish users next time don’t vote by patriotism, but fairly –“. I agree that this year was a good year for Poland and I really like this team but they certainly don’t deserve to win in all categories !

    • Don’t you think that every single ranking is, in some points, distorted? None is objective, even volleyball experts aren’t. And in this ranking votes were from fans – normal people like you and me, so everyone could vote like he/she wanted. You too 😉

    • If you think that,tell me why Kurek didn’t win Best Server Category? Cause he wasn’t the best. But the rest of the players acquitted themselves well and it’s not a patriotism,it’s my subjective opinion.

  4. melhor atacante feminino eu votaria em Carolina Costagrande. E não sei porque a Miracle Saorin – Saori Kimura está a frente de Paula Pequeno, a ano de Saori foi abaixo do esperado e de Paula foi muito bom.

  5. Yes… this is the problem… I see many American users and Polish users on facebook so players related to USA and Poland are always favourite.

  6. Bob, this isn’t voting by patriotism. I truly believe that Polish players deserve to won in those categories. even if they sometimes lose they have a heart to volleyball and fight till the end :) and 2011 was the best for our team, we won 3 medals in 3 competitions. so again – they deserve to won :)

  7. I agree there are a lot of polish users voting for polish players because of patriotism but most of us voted objectively, for example I chose Luciano de Cecco as the best setter – he is amazing! But this was great year for our team and I truly believe our players deserved to won those categories. Besides, it`s just fan`s internet ranking 😉

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