Rachael Adams

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Rachael Adams
Rachael Adams 02 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rachael Alexis Adams
Nationality American
Born (1990-06-03) June 3, 1990 (age 28)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg)
Spike 125 in (318 cm)
Block 121 in (307 cm)
College(s) University of Texas at Austin
Volleyball information
Position Middle Blocker
Current club Unione Sportiva ProVictoria Pallavolo Monza
2014 - 2015Imoco Volley Conegliano
2015 - 2018Eczacıbaşı VitrA[1]
2018 -Monza[2]
National team
United States

Rachael Alexis Adams (born June 3, 1990) is an American indoor volleyball player, a member of the United States women's national volleyball team and Italian club Monza, a participant of the 2016 Summer Olympics, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympic Games, and a gold medalist of the 2014 World Championship.


She played college volleyball at University of Texas at Austin.[3]

Adams was part of the USA national team that won the 2014 World Championship gold medal when the team defeated China 3-1 in the final match.[4][5]

Adams was awarded among the Best Middle Blockers along with the Brazilian Thaísa Menezes during the 2016 World Grand Prix.[6]

With her team Eczacıbaşı VitrA, she won the gold medal at the 2016 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.[7]

Adams won the 2016–17 CEV Champions League bronze medal with Eczacıbaşı VitrA when her team defeated the Russian Dinamo Moscow 3-0[8] and she was also awarded Best Middle Blocker.[9] At the end of season 2017-2018 she signed for Italian club Monza and will play in Italian A1 league.





  1. ^ FIVB
  2. ^ worldofvolley.com
  3. ^ FIVB World Grand Prix 2016
  4. ^ Benedetti, Valeria (2014-10-12). "Volley, Mondiale: Usa batte Cina 3-1". La Gazzetta dello sport (in Italian). Milan, Italy. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  5. ^ "USA win first World Championship title, China and Brazil complete the podium". Milan, Italy: FIVB. 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Brazil win record 11th title in World Grand Prix". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kosheleva blasts Eczacibasi to second worlds club title". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL take Bronze in Treviso 3-1 against Dinamo MOSCOW". Treviso, Italy: CEV. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Champions League: Le migliori della Final Four. Zhu MVP" (in Italian). Volleyball.it. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 

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Preceded by
Brazil Juciely Barreto
United States Christa Harmotto
Best Middle Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

ex aequo Brazil Thaísa Menezes
Succeeded by
Brazil Ana Beatriz Corrêa
Serbia Milena Rašić
Preceded by
Serbia Jovana Stevanović
Turkey Eda Erdem Dündar
Best Middle Blocker of
CEV Champions League

ex aequo Serbia Milena Rašić
Succeeded by
Serbia Milena Rašić
Romania Nneka Onyejekwe