2018 has been a fantastic year for Volleyball with the world championships taking place in Italy and Bulgaria. The number one ranked side in the world, Brazil started as the favourites and were well supported by punters using the latest draftkings sportsbook promo code for the competition, but they were defeated in the final by Poland. That was Poland’s third title in their history and second in succession. So who have been the leading Men’s players of 2018?
The first outside hitter to make the side is Poland’s Michal Kubiak. The 30 year old played a key role in the sides world championship winning run. He was also part of the 2014 winning side on home soil. At club level he is currently playing for Japanese side, Panasonic Panthers. The second player to make the side is Brazilian Douglas Souza. He is one of the rising forces in the sport with big things expected from the 23 year old. Souza currently plays for club side SESI Sao Paulo.
The middle blockers are another Brazilian and Polish combo in Lucas Saatkamp and Piotr Nowakowski. Brazilian Saatkamp has long been one of the leading players in the sport and has won a vast amount of awards throughout his lengthy career. The 32 year old also plays for SESI Sao Paulo at club level. Nowakowski has been a key member of the Poland side since 2008 and currently plays for club side Trefl Gdansk.
USA’s Matt Anderson is the pick in opposite. The 31 year old has been a key member of the side since 2007, that has included their 2015 victory at the world cup. In the same year he was awarded the most valuable player for the USA. At club level he currently plays for Zenit Kazan.
Another USA player makes the team in Micah Christenson. The 25 year old looks to be one of the rising stars for the national side. At club level he currently plays for Italian side Modena. He was also a member of the 2015 world cup winning side.
Poland’s Pawel Zatorski was awarded best libero for his performances at the world championship, so must make the side. The 28 year old was also a key member of the 2014 winning side four years previous. He currently plays for Polish club side ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle.
Poland’s Bartosz Kurek was recently awarded MVP at the world championships. The 30 year old has long been one of the leading stars in the sport. He has played in the side since 2007 and has been a key part of the national sides success. At club level he currently plays for ONICO Warszawa.