Columbus Fury set to start first-ever professional volleyball season

Columbus Fury starts its first-ever season on Wednesday, Feb. 21 against the Ohama Supernovas at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

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Fury will play two home games and two road games in February. | Photos via @columbusfury

If we know one thing about Columbus: We are passionate sports fans.

So, you can understand why we are so excited about the newest professional volleyball team, Columbus Fury. The season begins on Friday, Feb. 16 in Orlando, but our eyes are set on the home opener: Wednesday, Feb. 21 against the Ohama Supernovas.

This game is the first-ever home game for Fury, marking a historic moment for the new team. It will be played at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. and live streamed on Stadium. Tickets range from $28 to $150+.

Of course, we had to scan the roster to see if there were any Buckeyes. Spoiler alert: There are three.

  • No. 13 Ashley Wenz | Position: Opposite Hitter | Wenz spent four years with Ohio State, 2014-17, and earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention in her senior year.
  • No. 18 Jenaisya Moore | Position: Opposite Hitter | Moore spent four years with Ohio State, 2019-2022, and was an OSU Scholar Athlete three years in a row.
  • No. 3 Valeria Leon | Position: Lobero | Leon was a star in her four years at Ohio State, 2013-16, and finished her career as the all-time leader in total digs and digs per set.
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Middle blocker Kaitlyn Hord (23) spent her collegiate career at Penn State and Nebraska. | Photos via @columbusfury

The team is head coached by Ángel Pérez, a former international player who is considered one of the best male volleyball players of all-time. No biggie. He also has experience as a coach, winning back-to-back Puerto Rican Women’s Superior Volleyball League championships.

Fury is part of the Professional Volleyball Federation which was launched in February 2023. It quickly gained star power, with investments from professional athletes like Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Can’t make it on Wednesday, Feb. 21? Fury will return to Nationwide on Monday, Feb. 26 to face Vegas Thrill at 7 p.m.

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