Gizem Örge, born in April 26 1993, Ankara, started to play volleyball at Ankara Eczacı (formerly Batıkent Kültür) at age 12. When she was 15 years old, Gizem moved to Bursa to play for Nilüfer Belediyesi as libero. Same year, she was chosen for the Turkish Youth National Team.
In despite of Örge transferred to VakıfBank in 2012, she continued to play for Nilüfer Belediyesi as a loaned player. Following year Gizem joined to VakıfBank and became the first libero of the team after 2 season.
With Turkish youth and junior teams, Örge won gold medals at Youth Olympic Games and Balkan Championship and silver medal at 2015 U23 World Championship. As a Turkish Senior National Team member, Gizem Örge won gold medal at 2014 European League.
Here are some individual awards of Gizem Örge:
2015 U23 World Cahmpionship: The Best Libero
2015 Turkish League: The Best Libero
2016 CEV Champions League: The Best Libero
2016 Turkish League: The Best Libero
2018 Turkish League: The Best Libero
2018 CEV Champions League: The Best Libero
Cansu Özbay, born in October 17 1996 in İzmir, has grown up in Arkas youth academy. In 2014 Cansu Özbay moved to İstanbul to play for Beşiktaş and then during the second half of the season she went to Bursa to play for Nilüfer Belediyesi. After a whole of season and at Beşiktaş, her team completed the season as champion of the Turkish Secondary League last year. Özbay joined to VakıfBank before 2016 -2017 season.
As a setter, Cansu Özbay, played for all national teams of Turkey and currently she is playing for TurkishNational Team.
Here are some individual awards of Cansu Özbay:
2018 Turkish League: The Best setter
Ting ZHU was born in Henan in the 29th November 1994 and started her volleyball career also in Henan in 2008. She played in 2013 for Guangdong Evergrande and achieved in 2013 FIVB World Club Championship a bronze medal. After a short journey in Evergrande Zhu head back to Henan Huawei and played here until 2016 season and moved to VakıfBank for 2016-2017 season.
Zhu especially showed a great performance in Chinese National Team and achieved memorial success. Her first outcome was in 2012; after joining National Tema Squad Zhu, won Gold Medal in 2015 FIVB World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She won 6 titles in two season in VakıfBank and selected as MVP for four times. She graduated from Sports Institute - Zhengzhou University.
2012 Asian Young Teams Championship "MVP
2012 Asian Young Teams Championship "The Best Hitter"
2013 FIVB Young Teams World Championship "MVP"
2013 FIVB Young Teams World Championship "The Best Hitter"
2013 Montreux Volley Masters "Top Scorer"
2013 FIVB World Grand Prix "The Best Hitter"
2013 Asian Championship " The Best Hitter "
2014 FIVB World Championship "Top Scorer"
2014 FIVB World Championship "The Best Hitter"
2015 Asian Championship "MVP"
2015 Asian Championship "The Best Hitter"
2015 FIVB World Cup "MVP"
2016 Rio Olympic Games "The Best Hitter"
2016 Rio Olympic Games "MVP"
2017 CEV Champions League: "MVP"
2017 FIVB World Championship "MVP"
2017 FIVB World Championship "The Best Hitter"
2017 Turkish Cup "MVP"
2018 Turkish League "MVP"
2018 CEV Champions League: "The Best Hitter"
Kübra Akman was born in 13.10.1994 in Bursa- Osmangazi, Turkey. The young player started volleyball at the age of 12 in Nilüfer Belediyesi Sports Club. She became a player of Senior Team when she was 15.The young middle blocker who was transferred to VakıfBank in 2012, played on loan in Nilüfer Belediyesi for a year. During the same season, while at VakıfBank Junior Team where she played for was ranked 1st in the Turkish Championship. Akman, was later included to play at VakıfBank’s Senior Team for the 2013-2014 seasons. She achived 2013 and 2017 FIVB Club World Championship title, 2017 and 2018 CEV Champions League 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 Turkish League title, 2014 and 2017 Turkish Cup title, 2014 and 2017 Turkish Super Cup title and 2014 and 2016 CEV Champions League silver medals with VakıfBank.
With Junior Turkish National Team, she became World and Europe Champions, and also they were ranked 2nd in Balkan Championship. She also participated for the Youth National Team when they became Europe Champion, 5th in the World and Balkan Champion.
Kübra has also participated for the Youth then Junior and later at Turkey’s Senior National Team in 2012. In 2013; she played in World Grand Prix with the team. With National Team Kübra won, 2014 CEV European League Championship and gold medal in 2015 European Games.
Here are some individual awards of Kübra Akman:
2014 European League: MVP
2015 Turkish League: The Best Middle Blocker
2015 FIVB U23 World Championship: The Best Middle Blocker
Kelsey Robinson was born on June 25, 1992 in Elmhurst / Illinois. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is spiker and she wore Imoco Volley Conegliano uniform against VakıfBank in 2017. She selected for dream team with same championship and she won “The Best Spiker” award.
Here are some individual awards of Kelsey ROBINSON
2014 World Championship: Gold Medal
2015: World Grand Prix: The Best Second Spiker
2016 Olympic Games: Bronze Medal
2017 CEV Champions League: The Best Spiker
Melis Gürkaynak, was born in April 20 1990, Ankara, has graduated from Bahçeşehir University Business Administration and completed master degree on Advertising and Brand Communication. Melis begun to play volleyball in 2009 in VakıfBank Sports Academy in Ankara. After spending six years in that academy, Melis moved to İstanbul and joined to VakıfBank Senior Team when she was just 15 years old.
Gürkaynak, played for Galatasaray and Beşiktaş as a loaned player between 2008 and 2010 and she was transferred to Galatasaray in 2014. Just after one year separation from VakfıBank, she returned home in 2015. The Turkish national middle blocker has won 2013 and 2017 FIVB Club World Championship, 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2018 CEV Champions League, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 Turkish League, 2013, 2014, 2017 Turkish Cup, 2013 and 2017 Turkish Super Cup titles. Also she was part of the team that has ranked number two in 2011 FIVB Club World Championship and 2014 and 2016 CEV Champions League.
Ayça Aykaç was born in İzmir on 27th February 1996 and started volleyball when she was just 10 years old playing for Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor. In 2009 she signed contract with VakıfBank Junior Team and for 2 seasons playing for senior team. She also continue her studying in Yeditepe University.
With VakıfBank Aykaç achieved with Junior Team 1 and Youth Team 5 Turkish Title. In 2014-2015 season she played for Youth Team of VakıfBank and also Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Sports Club.
Ayça has won with VakıfBank, 1 FIVB Club World Championships, 2 Champions League title, 2 Turkish League Title, 1 Champions League Silver Medal and 1 Turkish Cup and 1 Turkish Super Cup title.
With Junior Turkish National Team in 2013 U18 European Championship and 2014 U20 European Championship Bronze Medal. In 2015 Junior Balkan Championship she is honored with “Best Libero” award.
Lonneke Sloetjes was born in Netherlands, Wisch on the 15th November 1990. 192 cm tall opposite Lonneke is 322 cm spike and 315 cm block height.
Sloetjes started her professional career in 2006 with Dutch team Lichtenvoorde. Between 2009-2011 she played for another Dutch team Heutink Pollux. In 2011 Sloetjes signed for German team USC Münster and after one season she moved to Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio. After one year in Italy she head back to Germany and played for Schweriner.
She signed to VakıfBank in 2015-2016 season and she achieved 2 CEV Champions League, 1 T and Turkish League title.
Lonneke is also playing for Dutch National Team. With her national team she won a silver medal in 2015 European Championship, a bronze medal in 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix and semi final in 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
2015 European Championship: The best opposite
2016 Turkish League: The best opposite
2016 World Grand Prix: The best opposite
2016 Rio Olympic Games: The best opposite
2018 CEV Champions League: The best opposite
Buket Gülübay, who was born on February 28, 1999, started volleyball when she was 12 in VakıfBank Sports Club.
Buket took the Turkey Championship 2 times with VakıfBank uniform in U17 and Youth Team. She played for Bahçelievler Volleyball Club for a year and end of same season she experienced Turkey Championship with VakıfBank Youth Team. Buket has succeeded to wear the National Team Uniform with all the age group. She experienced World Championship (4th), Balkans Cup and EYOF Championship with U17. She was included U17 and Young National Team.
Derya Cebecioğlu was born in 2000, she started play volleyball in VakıfBank Sports Club when she was 14.
She won Cup with U17 in VakıfBank and she experienced Turkey Championship 2 times with VakıfBank Youth Team. She played for Bahçelievler Volleyball Club last season. She experienced Balkans Championship in 2014 with U15. She was included World Championship (4th) with U18 and U20 teams.
Here are some individual awards of Derya CEBECİOĞLU
U19 Balkans Championship: Fair Player
U19 European Championship: The Best Spiker
Ebrar Karakurt, who was born on January 17, 2000, started volleyball when she was 12 in VakıfBank Sports Club. Ebrar took the Turkey Championship 2 times with VakıfBank uniform in U17 and Youth Team. She went to training last season and played in 2018 CEV Champions League Final Four with the Senior Team and won her first Champions League title ever.
She experienced World Championship with U23 and she has “The Best Spiker award” with U18. Ebrar is still playing for Senior Turkish National Team and played in Volleyball Nations League and FIVB Womens World Championship.
Milena Rasic was born in Serbia, Pancevo on the 25th of October 1990 and first started volleyball when she was just 12 years old playing for Sumadija AV Belgrad. She signed her first professional contract with Dinamo Pancevo in 2007 and wore the team shirt for 3 years. The successful middle blocker later joined RC Cannes in 2010 and experienced her peak success during her time there. Milena became an essential player for a further 4 seasons while at RC Cannes and experienced 4 consecutive league and cup championships and together with her team she gained a bronze medal in 2010 and silver medal in 2012 during the European Champions league. The successful player later joined VakıfBank for the 2014-2015 season. The successful middle blocker is 193 cm tall with a 312 cm spike and 293 cm block height.
Milena Rasic has many accomplishments together with her National Team with 1 European Champions championship, 1 European Championship Bronze Medal, 1 World Cup Silver Medal, 3 European Champions League and 2 World Grand Prix 2nd place. Milena was also performed 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games with her National team and won Silver Medal in 2016.
French League: The Best Middle Blocker (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014)
2013 World Grand Prix: En İyi İkinci Middle Blocker
2013 World Grand Prix: Second Best Middle Blocker
2011 World Grand Prix: Best Spiker Player
2015 CEV Champions League: The Best Middle Blocker
2016 Turkish League: Second Best Middle Blocker
2016 Rio Olympic Games: The Best Middle Blocker
2017 CEV Champions League: The Best Middle Blocker
2018 Rio Olympic Games: The Best Middle Blocker
Tuğba Şenoğlu, born Tarsus on February 2, 1998, started playing volleyball at Tarsus Belediyespor when he was 10 years old. Transferred to VakıfBank Sports Club infrastructure at the age of 14. She has experienced in years 2013-2014 with U17 and Youth Turkey Championship. She played 1 year for İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Sports Club with A Team. She played for Beşiktaş in 2016-2017 with A Team and she rised to VakıfBank A Team when she 19 years old.
She experienced European Championship (4th), three times she had Balkans Championship, European Championship (3th) and World Championship (4th) with Youth National Team and in 2017 she experienced World Championship with Under 23 Age Team.
Here are some individual awards of Tuğba Şenoğlu:
2016 Balkans Championship: MVP
U20 World Championship: The Best Spiker
Zehra Güneş was born in 1999, she started play volleyball when she was 12 years old in VakıfBank Sports Club.
For two consecutive years, he won the Turkish championship in both the stars and the young. She played 1 season for İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi. In the same season, both of the PAF team and the youth team experienced the Championship in Turkey. İn 2015-2016 season she played for VakıfBank’s rising team from thirt league to second league. She played volleyball for Beşiktaş between 2016-2017 season. At end of the season she experienced again Turkish Championship with youth team. She took part in World Championship (4th) with U17 team, Balkans and EYOF Championship, European Championship (3th) with Young National Team, World Championship (4th), World Championship (1th) with U23 Team positions. She is still playing for Turkish National Team.
Here are some individual awards of Zehra Güneş:
2017 U18 World Championship: The Best Middle Blocker
2017 U20 World Championship: The Best Middle Blocker
2018 Turkish League: Special Award