Mexican rising star Bricio joins Dinamo Kazan
KAZAN, Russia, April 30, 2020 – Mexican outside hitter Samantha
Bricio is set to play in a new league next season as the
25-year-old player has signed a contract with reigning Russian
champions Dinamo Kazan.
Bricio, a product of the University of Southern California in
the United States, will play for the first time in the Russian
league after professional experiences in Italy and Turkey over
the last four years.
“This next season I decided to take on a new opportunity and a
new challenge and play for Dinamo Kazan,” she wrote on her
Instagram account. “I am excited and thankful for this new
adventure. Can’t wait.”
Her first international experience was in the 2016-2017 season,
when she played for Italy’s Imoco Volley Conegliano, where she
spent two seasons and won the Italian League, the Italian Cup
and the Italian Supercup, and was named the Most Valuable Player
of this tournament.
In 2018-2019, she joined Turkey’s Fenerbahçe and ended the
season as the best server of the European Champions League, in
which the team won the bronze medal. Last season she returned to
Italy to play for Savino Del Bene Scandicci.
With Dinamo, Bricio will be reunited with friend and former
teammate Samanta Fabris. The Mexican and the Croatian opposite
played together in Conegliano and won titles with the Italian
Bricio has been a member of the Mexican national team since
2010. She joined the squad when she was just 15 and became the
youngest player to ever play for her country. She was in the
roster that competed at the 2018 FIVB World Championships.