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Kelsey Robinson pro championship

Former Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson (back row) helped VakifBank Istanbul win the Turkish League championship by winning the best-of-five championship series 3-2 on May 5.

Full-time job

Many of the players on the U.S. women’s volleyball team spend more than half of the year playing professional volleyball in other countries. Here is where the 14 players on the American roster this week played last season:

Turkey

Middle blocker Lauren Gibbemeyer (Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul), opposite hitter Annie Drews (Beylikduzu Voleybol Ihtisas), outside hitter Jordan Larson (Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul), outside hitter Kelsey Robinson (Vakifbank Istanbul).

Italy

Setter Jordyn Poulter (Chieri 76 Volleyball), libero Megan Courtney (Volley Bergamo SRL).

China

Middle blocker Tori Dixon (Beijing Baic Moter VB Club), outside hitter Madi Kingdon Rishel (Beijing Baic Moter VB Club).

Brazil

Setter Carli Lloyd (Praia Clube).

Poland

Middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu (Chemik Police S.A.).

NCAA Division I

Opposite hitter Jordan Thompson (Cincinnati), outside hitter Mikaela Foecke (Nebraska), middle blocker Dana Rettke (Wisconsin), libero Mary Lake (BYU).

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Sports reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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