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RC Cannes' Faucette on song

Juliann Faucette - pictured here during an FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix match between USA and Algeria in 2013 - combines volleyball and song
Cannes, France, January 29, 2015 – Type American volleyball player Juliann Faucette’s name into YouTube’s search engine and listen to her sing some of her favourite songs, including Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire, which she sang to an enthusiastic audience at an all-star game in Italy.

Faucette is more than just a good singer, however, and her performances with RC Cannes, who have won the last 17 editions of France’s top division, have also attracted attention. The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) recently featured her in a “One to watch” video, part of series of videos highlighting outstanding players in the CEV Champions League.

Faucette is one of three American players at the French club and RC Cannes President Anny Courtade - speaking to French newspaper L'Équipe - said it is her sporting talents which she is principally appreciated for. The team’s schedule is a busy one and opportunities for Faucette to sing are few and far between.

The American sang her country’s anthem before a match between the United States and Japan on July 11, 2013. “It was something special,” she recalled. “When I am asked to sing, I do. It is really a big honour.”

Music may be something Faucette takes on full-time after the end of her career, but she is clear about her priorities: “I love playing volleyball, it’s the most important part of my life. A season lasts nine months and in the summer the national team comes calling, which also means taking time out to sing is almost impossible.”


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