The success of French volleyball continues to be rewarded. After drawing lots for the group stage of the Champions League, the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) organized its traditional award ceremony at its gala this Friday at Ljubljana Castle. Elected best player of the Olympic tournament won by the France team after the suspense against Russia, Earvin Ngapeth also impressed the members of the CEV. Indeed, the player playing at Zenit Kazan received the award for best player of the year. A reward which is obviously due to its role in the performance of the Blues during the League of Nations and then within the framework of the Olympic Games. But this prize for the receiver-attacker was not the only one awarded to the France team on the occasion of this ceremony.

After Ngapeth, Tillie also rewarded

Indeed, Laurent Tillie has not been forgotten by the CEV. Conductor of the French team for nine years, the technician was voted best coach of the year for men’s volleyball. A title that completes a term at the head of the Blues which saw them win the World League and the European title in 2015 before an end in apotheosis on the occasion of the Olympic Games. Now full-time coach of the Panasonic Panthers in Japan, Laurent Tillie has handed over the reins of the Blues to Bernardo Rezende, whose mandate started with a quarter-final at Euro 2021. Note that the Italian receptionist-striker Paola Egonu saw her club performances with Champions League winner Conegliano and European champion Italy to be hailed. Vice-European champion at the head of Serbia, Zoran Terzic received the coach of the year award.