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 a 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
Cansu Özbay, born in October 17 1996, İzmir, has grown up in Arkas youth academy. In 2014 Cansu 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. She 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 Turkey U23 National 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 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"
2018 Turkish League "MVP"
Kübra Çalışkan 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. Çalışkan, was later included to play at
VakıfBank’s Senior Team for the 2013-2014 seasons. She achived 2013 FIVB Club World Championship title, 2013, 2014 and 2016
Turkish League title, 2014 Turkish Cup title, 2014 Turkish Super Cup title and 2014 and 2016 CEV Champions League silver medals with
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. Kübra is still Turkish National Team player. With National Team Kübra won, 2014
CEV European League Championship and gold medal in 2015 European Games.
Here are some individual awards of Kübra Çalışkan:
2014 European League: MVP
2015 Turkish League: The Best Middle Blocker
2015 FIVB U23 World Championship: The Best Middle Blocker
Melis Gürkaynak, was born in April 20 1990, Ankara, has graduated from Bahçeşehir University Business Administration
undergraduate programme 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 FIVB Club World Championship, 2011 and 2013 CEV Champions League, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Turkish League, 2013 and 2014 Turkish
Cup, 2013 Turkish Super Cup titles. Also she was a part of the teams 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 Champions League Silver Medal and 1 Turkish League 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
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 in her first season she achieved one Champions League Silver and Turkish League
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
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
Milena Rasic has many accomplishments together with her National fmelisteam 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