MONZA– Vero Volley Monza has a new opponent. This is American batsman Jordan Thompson. Class and elegance, mixed with power, are the qualities of the new second place of the rosablù team, currently committed to the American team in the VNL 2022: a competition that has won both 2019 and 2021. His plays, precious both in the offensive phase and in the block and the baptism, also contributed to the victory of his representative in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020, although the star athlete, able to play both against and in tip, was injured in the group’s fourth match against Russia. Thompson, who has already played in Turkey for both Fenerbahce and Eczacibasi in Europe, winning the Turkish Super Cup with the latter club and the prize for best hammer in the competition, is ready to dive into the first Italian adventure of the live A1 women’s series. , as well as another experience in the CEV Champions League.
THE RACE –
Thompson was born in Edina, Minnesota to Tyrone Doleman and Mary Thompson. His father played basketball at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, with the Harlem Globetrotters and eight years professionally abroad. His uncle Chris Doleman, on the other hand, played football and even entered the Hall of Fame. After starting basketball in high school, Monza’s new footballer is passionate about volleyball. She started playing at Edina High School, then, after graduating, moved to Cincinnati to compete in the NCAA Championship: she is part of the Bearcats from 2015 to 2019, of which she remains the player who has won the most attacks. marked, skipping the 2017 vintage, and during her “senior year” was the first player in the program’s history to be included in the All-American first team. On November 3, 2019, he set a 50-point record in a single NCAA game from the rallying point system, against Connecticut. As soon as he finishes his university career, in December 2019, he signs his first professional contract, contracted for the second part of the Sultanlar League 2019-20 by Fenerbahçe in Istanbul. The 2020-21 championship also plays in Turkey, alongside the Eczac? Ba ??, with which it wins the Turkish Super Cup and the award for best hitter in the competition, starting the sports year 21-22 but later ending the championship. contract in December to be treated for an ankle injury.
In 2019 she was called up to the US national team for the VNL, a competition in which she won gold and showed off her exciting performances (33 points against Brazil in the last match of the final round in Nanjing ). To repeat the most prized medal of the 2021 edition, played entirely in Italy in Rimini, also achieving another extraordinary goal: first place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
EL JORDAN THOMPSON’S WORDS
” I am very happy to play in Italy and Monza next season. It will be my first Italian experience, in one if not the best championship in the world which is the A1 Series. That’s why I can’t wait to face this new adventure that promises to be top notch, full of fun challenges, I hope in front of a fantastic audience. I know that Monza has just returned from a historic season, it is a very strong club. I can’t wait to be part of the team with my teammates, to get to know them and integrate in the best way into the group. I would like to contribute my fighting spirit, my energy, my passion and my enthusiasm to contribute to the achievement of the goals. Next season I hope to be able to help the team in every way possible and bring all the energy and love I have for this sport. I’m very happy and I can’t wait to come to Italy next season. “
THE WORDS OF SPORTS DIRECTOR CLAUDIO BONATI-
“It was not easy to bring Thompson to us. There was a lot of competition, as she is one of the strongest athletes in her role internationally. She has just returned from an injury that kept her away from the pitch for a few months, but his recovery, as we are seeing in these first weeks of VNL, is taking shape, and we are confident that with his qualities and his spirit of sacrifice, “We look forward to seeing her work with our team.”