While at work today, I caught a few bits of a women’s volleyball match on TV between the Chinese and American teams. I happened to notice that one woman on each team was wearing a primarily white jersey, which contrasted with the colored uniforms of her teammates (red for the Chinese, blue for the Americans).
What does this white uniform signify? I don’t suppose it’s anything like a soccer goalie wearing a distinctive jersey, but then maybe it is. At first I thought that the white jersey was for the server (or whatever the player who serves the ball is called in volleyball), but then I recalled that the position of server rotated from one player to the next after each point, at least back in high school gym class. Watching the match more closely, it did appear that a different player served the ball after each point.
So what’s up with the white jerseys?