Lycurgus (volleyball)

Lycurgus is a Dutch professional volleyball club based in Groningen, Netherlands. They currently compete in the top flight of Dutch volleyball, the Eredivisie, and are the current reigning champions.

Abiant Lycurgus
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Full nameAbiant Lycurgus Groningen
Short nameLycurgus
Founded1952
GroundSportcomplex Kardinge
(Capacity: 1,000)
ChairmanMark Bouman
ManagerWilliam Frieling
LeagueEredivisie
2015–16Eredivisie, 1st
WebsiteClub home page
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HistoryEdit

Abiant Lycurgus had relative success through the 1970s and 1980s, but the club never won any championships. It reached the national final in 2011/12 and 2014/15, but lost both matches, before finally winning the Dutch championship and Dutch cup in the 2015/16 season.

TeamEdit

First Team SquadEdit

This is the Abiant Lycurgus team for the 2016–17 Eredivisie season.[1]

Head coach:   Arjan Taaij

No. Name Date of birth Height Position
1   Sam Gortzak (1995-03-15) March 15, 1995 (age 25) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Setter
2   Wytze Kooistra (1982-06-03) June 3, 1982 (age 38) 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Opposite
3   Bryan Fraser (1991-01-31) January 31, 1991 (age 29) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Outside Hitter
4   Tjerk Dercksen (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 28) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Outside Hitter
5   Auke van De Kamp (1995-07-31) July 31, 1995 (age 25) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Outside Hitter
6   Matt West (1993-10-01) October 1, 1993 (age 27) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Setter
7   Nick Olson (1993-12-21) December 21, 1993 (age 26) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Middle Blocker
8   Just Dronkers (1993-06-07) June 7, 1993 (age 27) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Libero
9   Stijn van Schie (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 25) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Opposite
11   Sander Scheper (1995-12-14) December 14, 1995 (age 24) 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Middle Blocker
12   Mikelis Berzins (1990-08-09) August 9, 1990 (age 30) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Outside Hitter
17   Niels de Vries (1996-07-04) July 4, 1996 (age 24) 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Middle Blocker
18   Dennis Borst (1992-02-01) February 1, 1992 (age 28) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Middle Blocker

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abiant Lycurgus Team". Lycurgus.nl. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

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