The 2017 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals will be the second for Bansley and Wilkerson, who placed ninth in Toronto by winning two of four matches together. Bansley and Wilkerson, who earned a “wild card” for Hamburg, are completing their first full season together as the pair finished fifth earlier this month at the FIVB World Championships in Vienna to match their previous best placement on the world tour. A fifth-place finisher at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with Sarah Pavan, Bansley started participating in FIVB-sanctioned events in 2007 and became a regular on the FIVB World Tour in 2011. She has competed in 76 FIVB World Tour events with six podium placements, including three seconds with Pavan. Wilkerson first appeared in international competition in 2013 on the NORCECA tour and played in her first FIVB World Tour event in 2014. With her best FIVB finishes being fifths with Bansley, Wilkerson’s NORCECA career was highlighted by a 2016 gold medal with Julie Gordon in Mexico. She has competed in 22 FIVB World Tour events.