VDC Hall of Fame

VDC as Virginie De Carne, that's me. After years of being a professional volleyball player around the world, I am grateful to give back to the sport I love so much. My player's career ended in the 2013 whereafter I started my coaching career.

Take the journey through my career here:

 

        photo: Asystel Novara, 2004, taken by Get Sport Media

"Every time I get to the court, the vibes are intense. It’s about learning, teaching, feeling, teamwork, failing, succeeding, striving, sweating, enjoying, you name it..."

I was born in 1977 in Belgium. I first touched the volleyball at the age of 11 and started to play as a professional volleyball player on year 1995. During my playing career I was known as one of the best players in the role of opposite in Europe.

Prior to the end of my career in 2011, I won the Belgian, Swiss, Spanish and Finnish Championships, as well as the Italian, Belgian, Swiss, Spanish and Finnish  Cups. In addition, I played in the Russian league.

Through these years within these top teams I played, we got to conquer CEV Cup European Championship.

My personal merits from my playing career are also top notch: the best scorer in the Champions League, the best server in CEV Cup, the best server in the Italian League. During my career was chosen best player in the Belgian, Spanish, Swiss and Finnish leagues.

With the Belgian national team we participated the European Championships in 2009 where I got to be the second best scorer of the competition. 

        photo: Tenerife Marichal, 2005

"Volleyball is a way to experience challenges you don’t get every day.

After a one-season break, I returned to the volleyball courts and played for the 2012-13 season in the Italian Volleyball League at Igor Gorgonzola Novara. Winning one more time the championship.

In 2013 my player's career ended and started my coaching career as the full-time junior coaching manager of Salon Viesti. In the spring of 2016, LP Kangasala, who plays in the women's volleyball league, announced that they hired me as head coach. The agreement covers the years 2016-2018.

Click here for my CV.