Play of the Day: Lucarelli rocket spike stuns


Brazil's Ricardo Lucarelli is also in the top 10 of the Best Scorers and Best Servers and Best Diggers

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2017 - If there's one player fans of the FIVB World League can rely on for thunderous spikes, it is Brazil's Ricardo Lucarelli.

That was no different on Friday, as he hit a rocket that just wasn't playable!

The reaction to the spike on social media was one of, well, wow!

Lucarelli has become one of Brazil's dynamic young players. The MVP of the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men's U-23 World Championships, he also was on the FIVB World League Dream Team in 2013 and 2014.

He also played a major role in Brazil's gold medal run at the 2016 Olympics, along with their silver medals at the 2014 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championships and in the FIVB World League in 2013, 2014 and 2016. 

The 25-year-old also was a part of the Brazilian teams that won the 2013 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and the 2013 and 2015 South American Championships.

Not only is Lucarelli burning up the court with his style but also with his stats as he features heavily on the World League 2017 Group 1 Best Scoring, Serving and Digging rankings.

He also has a history of great plays, and here are a few examples of what he's done in the past.

Worthy of the FIVB World League Group 1 Play of the Day for Friday? We think so! But we have to show this incredible save by France's Stephen Boyer against Russia! 

And Luca Vettori's brilliant pancake for Italy against USA.


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