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After Olympic champions France claimed the men’s Volleyball Nations League 2022, their star outside hitter and Tokyo 2020 Most Valuable Player Earvin Ngapeth earned yet another MVP award. The 31-year-old athlete was also the MVP of the FIVB Volleyball World League in 2015 and 2017.

Ngapeth also leads a line-up of seven prominent players who were honoured on the VNL Dream Team during the Awarding Ceremony at the end of the Finals in Bologna on Sunday evening.

Best Setter: Micah Christenson (USA)

Best Opposite: Jean Patry (France)

Best Outside Hitters: Trevor Clevenot (France) and Earvin Ngapeth (France)

Best Middle Blockers: Mateusz Bieniek (Poland) and David Smith (USA)

Best Libero: Jenia Grebennikov (France)

Earvin Ngapeth produced 22 points as the best scorer of the final match, in which France celebrated a five-set victory over USA. The 1.94m-tall outside was also France’s best scorer in the Preliminary Phase of the competition. His overall tally in VNL 2022 totalled 174 points, including 147 spikes, 18 aces and nine blocks.

· Watch all VNL 2022 matches on demand on Volleyball TV.