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Kelsey Robinson, headed to Turkey, recaps USA Volleyball summer

USA Volleyball national-team member Kelsey Robinson, like many other top American women, has left home to play professionally. Robinson, who wrote previously about the national team for, is in Istanbul, Turkey. She recapped a busy summer:

The US women’s national team left the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan this summer with both disappointment and excitement.

We had our sights set on gold, but came up short in a grueling round-robin tournament…




Kelsey Robinson’s update on USA Women’s National Team

Kelsey Robinson in action

The USA Volleyball Cup pits the U.S. national team against Brazil in Anaheim for matches Sunday, August 27, and Tuesday, August 29. The women are coming off a fifth-place finish in the FIVB World Grand Prix and are preparing for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup Sept. 5-10 in Japan.

Kelsey Robinson, a product of suburban Chicago who finished her college career at Nebraska, was a member of the 2016 Olympic team that won the bronze medal. After the Olympics, she played professionally in Beijing, China for BAIC Motor and then in Conegliano, Italy, for Imoco Volley. She has been in the USA gym all summer.

The 6-foot-2 outsider hitter/DS was not, however, included on the team rosters for the Grand Prix or Grand Champions Cup because she has to be home September 9 for her sister’s wedding, which falls right in the middle of the latter competition.