Team comes first for USA’s Aaron Russell
Aaron Russell: Ready to serve
“I think, especially now with Taylor Sander injured, that has signaled a huge change,” he said.
“I really miss the food, maybe halfway through the summer, I started missing Italian food. I’m excited to get back there,” he added.
He says: “I love where I am now. I think that Trento, and being up in the Dolomites in Northern Italy, up in the Alps, I think that’s a beautiful spot. My wife loves it too, so we’re both happy. If the opportunity continues to present itself to us, I think we would really love to stay on in Italy.”
Team USA with the bronze in Rio
Russell has helped USA to honours at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the 2015 World Cup, the 2018 World Championship, World League and Volleyball Nations League.
Russell with MVP honours in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship
“I’ve always based my success on my team’s success. A lot of times, people go for individual awards but I just wanna step on to the court and represent my team well,” he shared.
Russell receives the Mikasa
“I’ll play hard, and if I get an individual award, that’s great. But in the end, I’m looking for gold medals for Team USA. It would be nice to win a VNL gold, and definitely, the Olympic gold. That’s the main goal next season,” said Russell.
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