There is still no official announcement, but it seems that the third foreigner in Guangzhou Evergrande, after Martina Guiggi and Juliann Faucette, will be the American spiker Megan Hodge, who last season played for Azerrail Baku.



Hodge is the silver medallist with the US team at the London Olympics 2012 and triple World Grand Prix champion (2010, 2011, 2012). She also won silver medal at the World Championship 2011 in Japan.

Hodge had been being employed by European clubs previously, including MC Carnaghi Villa Cortese (Italy), Atom Trefl Sopot (Poland), and Azerrail Baku. She achieved the Championships of Italy and Poland. Her last club was third in last season’s Azerbaijan Super League, while her (probably) new club Evergrande, led by famous coach Lang Ping (called “Jenny since she has coached U.S. National Team), was Chinese vice champion in 2012/2013 season.

Megan Hodge recently had one of the most important events in her life. The American spiker married to her long-time boyfriend Omar.

In comparison to the season 2012/2013, Guangzhou Evergrande has made highly significant corrections in rosters. Three foreign musketeers, Katatarzyna Skownonska-Dolata, Carolina Costagrande, and Kimberly Glass, left China to play respectively in Rabita Baku (Azerbaijan), Vakifbank Istanbul (Turkey) and  Banana Boat/Praia Clube (Brazil). They were replaced by Juliann Faucette (Busto Arsizio) and Martina Guiggi (Nordmeccanica Piacenza).

Evergrande is the Asian representative for the FIVB Club World Championships 2013 in Zurich.

Sources:, World of Volley