If there is something we can collectively agree upon, it’s that volleyball players are a different kind of human. They can make almost anyone look tiny next to their impossibly long bodies, and their lanky limbs that somehow withstand the rough, cracked leather of a volleyball they're able to smack around for hours on end.
There’s something about women playing this seemingly simple, but truly a physically intimidating sport, that makes it a million times cooler. Watching them dive to save a return, or jump high into the air to serve the perfect spike can truly be captivating, especially when some players have looks that could kill both on the runway and the volleyball court.
So, to find out 25 of the most beautiful volleyball players any guy would want to serve, keep on reading.
25 Barbora Purchartová
Purchartová, a player on the Czech Republic’s Women’s National Volleyball Team has competed with the team in the 2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship.
Though this is her only major credited achievement to date, there is surely plenty more to come for this young volleyball star.
24 Myrthe Schoot
From the Netherlands, Schoot made her career debut in 2009 with the Dutch Women’s National Volleyball Team, where she and her team won two silver medals at the 2015 European Championship and 2017 European Championship.
They came close to a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics, coming in fourth place.
23 Daria Malygina
Though she and her career are still young, Malygina has a bright future ahead of her.
Malygina is not off to a bad start, having played with the Russian National Women’s Volleyball Team in the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, as well as the 2016 Olympic Games.
22 Meliha İsmailoğlu
With her love of volleyball beginning at eight years old, İsmailoğlu has played for the Turkish Women’s National Volleyball Team, winning a bronze medal at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.
İsmailoğlu has been so influential, that she was named “Best Sportswoman” at the Turkey Youth Awards in 2019.
21 Karina Ocasio
Ocasio, from Puerto Rico, has earned several accolades during her volleyball career, and will undoubtedly receive more.
In 2008, Ocasio was deemed “Best Scorer” in the Olympic Qualifiers, and in 2015, was recognized as “Best Opposite Spiker” and “Best Scorer” at the NORCECA Champions Cup and Pan American Games, respectively.
20 Manon Flier
Flier’s career has been a whirlwind, to say the least. She led the Dutch Women’s National Volleyball Team to gold in 2007 at the FIVB World Grand Prix, where she was named MVP. In 2015,
Flier announced her pregnancy and retirement but came out of retirement in 2016.
19 Bahar Toksoy
Where passion lies, so does love. That’s exactly the case for Turkish volleyball player Toksoy who found love in her sport.
The Turkish beauty married the Netherlands’ head volleyball coach Giovanni Guidetti in 2013 and welcomed their first child after the 2016 Olympic Games.
18 Hui Ruoqi
Retired Chinese volleyball veteran Ruoqi has graced the court for 18 years before finally retiring from the sport in 2018.
Over the course of her career, Ruoqi faced many health issues and as a result, underwent several surgeries. This came shortly after she made a comeback at the 2016 Olympics.
17 Rachael Adams
Adams, who is an American volleyball player has been a part of several international competitions where she represented the United States, including the Pan American Cup in 2019 and Pan American Games in 2015, where she and her team won gold.
She also earned a bronze medal at 2016 Olympics.
16 Samantha Bricio
With Mexican-born Bricio currently holding the title of the youngest person to ever play for Mexico’s Women's National Volleyball Team, she is as smart as she is a great athlete.
In 2011, Bricio was recruited to join University of Southern California’s volleyball team, where she ultimately pursued a psychology degree.
15 Nataliya Goncharova
Goncharova was born in Ukraine and played for the Women’s National Volleyball Team, but then joined the Russian Women’s National Team in 2010, playing for Russia in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
In 2018, Goncharova sustained a serious knee injury that hindered her from competing in the World Cup.
14 Kelsey Robinson
American-born Robinson is way more than a pretty face and a killer athlete. Along with being an accomplished volleyball player and Olympian, she operates a blog where she writes about her love for food and traveling.
She also runs a YouTube channel, documenting her life as a professional athlete.
13 Vilmarie Mojica
Born in Puerto Rico, Mojica was captain of the country’s Women’s National Volleyball Team at the 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Japan.
Mojica has been recognized not only for her leadership qualities but her superior expertise in the sport, being named “Best Setter” at the 2007 NORCECA Championship.
12 Anastasia Shlyakhovaya
Shlyakhovaya served on the Russian National Women's Volleyball Team during the Summer Universiade, which took place in Kazan, and the Women’s European Volleyball Championship in 2013 where they won gold.
She also represented her home country in the 2016 Olympic Games.
11 Jaqueline Carvalho
Carvalho is one of the many successful, and gorgeous, female volleyball players from Brazil. Carvalho is an Olympic medalist, having attended and won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
She is still dominating the game, despite her sudden collapse during a game in April of 2019.
10 Dragana Marinković
Though she was born in Croatia, over the course of her career, Marinković has competed for both the Croatian and Serbian National Women's Volleyball Teams.
Additionally, she also competed for the Serie A1, an Italian Women’s Volleyball League, an for a short period in 2009/2010.
9 Sabina Altynbekova
Altynbekova has been recognized as one of the most beautiful volleyball players in the world—with some even questioning if she is too pretty to play.
Unfortunately, the Kazakh athlete did not have any experience as a professional volleyball player, due to this harsh commentary.
8 Jessie Niles
Niles may still be an up-and-coming athlete, but this Canadian volleyball player has already had her fair share of accomplishments as she rises to the top of the volleyball scene.
She has participated in Team Canada’s Senior National Women’s Volleyball Team and the World Grant Prix in 2016.
7 Stefana Veljković
Serbian stunner Veljković is a three-time Olympic athlete, having competed in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics.
Her efforts landed Serbia a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games. In recent years Veljković, along with the rest of the Serbian team, won 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.
6 Fabiana Claudino
Brazilian babe Claudino ‘s career began in 2000, where the world quickly became aware of her talent and good looks.
In 2004, she attended her first Olympic Games and was named “Best Spiker” at the 2006 World Grande Prix. She has won two Olympic golds in 2008 and 2012.
5 Yekaterina Gamova
Standing at 6 ft. 9, retired Gamova may no longer tower over opponents on the court, but has left an intimidating legacy behind.
With two Olympic silver medals for Russia and a win at the 2010 World Championship, just some of her many victories, Gamova has had quite the career.
4 Karsta Lowe
All-American girl Lowe has been dominating the volleyball scene, having been named MVP of the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix, going on to win a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics.
Also, Lowe has the brains to go with her beauty, having pursued a college degree while maintaining her career.
3 Winifer Fernandez
From the Dominican Republic, Fernandez is more than her beauty—something that has previously overshadowed her volleyball skills.
Beginning to play at age 10, she was invited to play on her country’s national team when she was only 14, making her one of the most talented players at the time.
2 Brenda Castillo
Also from the Dominican Republic, Castillo has already made a splash for herself in the world of volleyball.
Along with being drop-dead gorgeous, Castillo has been named “Best Libero”, “Best Digger” and “Best Receiver” at the Pan-American Volleyball Cup from 2010 to 2012, and again from 2014 to 2016.
1 Francesca Piccinini
Though Piccinini is no longer considered an active volleyball player, after announcing her retirement from the sport in 2019, she has left a lasting impact.
Piccinini has amassed many championship wins over the span of her career, and participated in the Olympic Games representing her native Italy.
Sources: Olympic.org, Revolvy Sportsmatik, Answersafrica, Mensxp, Team USA & Wikipedia