Volleyball is a sport that transcends borders, bringing together players from various nations to showcase their skills. They bring a unique flavour to the sport, enriching the nation’s volleyball landscape. Their ability to embrace new challenges, adapt to unfamiliar environments, and inspire their teammates is a testament to their exceptional skills and resilience.

Let’s have a look at the top foreign players from RuPay Prime Volleyball League Powered by A23 Season 2 who took the court by fire.

#5 Trent O’Dea - Hyderabad Black Hawks
The Australian native was Hyderabad’s first pick in the RuPay Prime Volleyball Powered by A23 Season 2 auctions and for good reason. He hit the ground running right from his first league match. He grabbed 8 points which enabled his team to register a victory over eventual champions Ahmedabad Defenders. Overall, Trent amassed 47 points in the season and was one of the best blockers with a success rate of 59.26%.

#4 Cody Caldwell - Kolkata Thunderbolts
Previously plying his trade for Kochi Blue Spikers, the American attacker made the move to Kolkata for the 2023 season. Having made his move he ended the season with 47 points, tied with Trent O’Dea. What set Cody apart was his relentless drive to not let the ball touch the floor. Willing to throw his body behind any ball, Cody Caldwell managed to dig 29 balls over the course of the season and made it onto the best foreign players’ list for the second year in a row.

#3 Tsvetelin Tsvetanov - Bengaluru Torpedoes
The attacker from Bulgaria was a terrifying presence in the ranks of the finalist Bengaluru Torpedoes. With a total of 71 points in the season, and a majority of them being attacks, Tsvetelin was a menace for defences around the league. His best performances came against Ahmedabad Defenders and Mumbai Meteors during the regular season where he secured back-to-back 17-point hauls. He also managed to dig 18 balls helping his team in crucial moments.

#2 Danial Moatazadi - Ahmedabad Defenders
Representing the Champions Ahmedabad Defenders, Danial was a fitting addition to the team. The blocker stacked up a total of 71 points in RuPay Prime Volleyball League Powered by A23 Season 2023 and ruled the net. With an astonishing attack success rate of 62.50%, his clinical performances throughout the season grabbed eyeballs.

#1 Jose Antonio Sandoval - Calicut Heroes
Topping the list is Cuban blocker, Jose Antonio Sandoval representing Calicut Heroes in RuPay Prime Volleyball League Powered by A23. Sandoval ended the season as the 7th ranked player in the league which is an achievement in itself considering it was debut season. With a mammoth haul of 78 points, Sandoval set a new benchmark for the overseas players. His forte was stopping attacks in their tracks. Sandoval led the league in most blocks (22) and constantly managed to disrupt the opponents' rhythm.