Lippmann, Kampa receive Germany awards

Named 'Players of the Year' for 2020

For the fourth year running Louisa Lippmann has been named Germany's female Player of the Year in 2020, with Lukas Kampa picking up the prestigious award also for the fourth time in his career.

The selection has been made annualy since 1979 by readers of the respected German publication Volleyball Magazin and its website.

Lippmann, 26, who won the bronze medal of the China League with Shanghai on Friday, topped the women's list with 52% of the votes, way ahead of Pia Kaestner on 12%.

Only Angelina Gruen (nine times from 2000 to 2008) and Margareta Kozuch (five times from 2010 to 2014) have received the award more times than Lippman.

The election results - women:
1. Louisa Lippmann 52%
2. Pia Kaestner 12%
3. Camilla Weitzel 10%
4. Kimberly Drewniok 8%
5. Lina Alsmeier 7%

Lukas Kampa, Germany's Player of the Year for 2020, celebrates with his temmates of the country's national team.

Kampa, 34, in Poland with Jastrzebski Wegiel, was named Player of the Year for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017 and 2018 before receiving this year's honour.

He edged last year's winner of the award Moritz Reichert by five percentage points.

The election results - men:
1. Lukas Kampa 25%
2. Moritz Reichert 20%
3. Tobias Krick 18%
4. Georg Grozer 15%
5. Anton Brehme 7%

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