Author: Natalia Brosig

A big drama in Trento! Who’s going to play next season?

There are many rumors about four main Trentino’s players and the head coach moving to Halkbank Ankara. “It’s not finite, but we can’t afford them right now” – comments the President of Trentino Volley. The situation in the current Italian Champion is very difficult. Trentino Volley has some financial issues connected to problems with finding a main sponsor, as the President of the club, Diego Mosna, admits: “We live in a country where it is favoured to allocate public money in football, like Inter Milan or Bayern Munich. We pay two million euro in taxes per year, but it...

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Serie A1 Best Performers season 2012/2013

Simon Robertlandy appeared as the most effective blocker of the playoffs 2013! Also in the serving area he was unstoppable. Check out a full list of the Serie A1 Best Players 2012/2013! Best Performers of Playoff 2013 Best scorer1. Alessandro Fei (Copra Elior Piacenza) – 144 points2. Hristo Zlatanov (Copra Elior Piacenza) – 144 points3. Simon Robertlandy (Copra Elior Piacenza) – 122 points Best spiker (numer of won attacks)1. Hristo Zlatanov (Copra Elior Piacenza) – 125 points / 39 sets played2. Alessandro Fei (Copra Elior Piacenza) – 117 points / 38 sets played3. Jan Stokr (Itas Diatec Trentino) –...

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A new champion will emerge in Trento

Italian Serie A1 Big Final goes to round 5. Juantorena and co. smashed Piacenza in Trento, players from Emilia-Romagna paid them back in front of their own audience. Who’s gonna win this battle? Match 3: Itas Diatec Trentino – Copra Elior Piacenza 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-19)Trento: Kaziyski 11, Birarelli 5, Juantorena 17, Raphael 3, Djuric 11, Stokr 10, Bari (L) and Lanza, Chrtiansky, Colaci (L).Piacenza: Papi 7, Fei 14, Simon 7, Zlatanov 4, Holt 3, De Cecco 3, Marra (L) and Corvetta, Tencati, Maruotti, Vettori. Stats: block 8-3, attack 58% – 39%, reception 56%(44%) – 44%(34%), serve 9-3. Match...

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Squadra Azzurra 2013 without Lasko and Juantorena

Mauro Berruto presented a list of 38 players who will join the National Team of Italy in 2013.   38 listed players will take part in preparations to three main tournaments in this season: World League (starts 31.05.2013), Mediterranean Games (20-30.06.2013), European Championship (20-29.09.2013) and U23 World Championships (3-14.10.2013). Italian National Team for the World League 2013:Setters: Dragan Travica (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Michele Baranowicz (Casa Modena), Marco Falaschi (Bcc-Nep Castellana Grotte), Davide Saitta (Exprivia Molfetta). Middle-blockers: Emanuele Birarelli (Itas Diatec Trentino), Enrico Cester (Bcc-Nep Castellana Grotte), Giorgio De Togni (Altotevere San Giustino), Thomas Beretta (Vero Volley Monza), Matteo Piano (Gherardi SVI Città di Castello), Daniele Mazzone (Globo Banca Popolare Del Frusinate Sora). Wing spikers: Cristian Savani (C) (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Ivan Zaytsev (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Simone Parodi (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Jiri Kovar (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Gabriele Maruotti (Copra Elior Piacenza), Filippo Lanza (Itas Diatec Trentino), Michele Fedrizzi (Marmi Lanza Verona), Ludovico Dolfo (Bcc-Nep Castellana Grotte), Luca Vettori (Copra Elior Piacenza), Giulio Sabbi (Bcc-Nep Castellana Grotte). Liberos: Andrea Giovi (Sir Safety Perugia), Salvatore Rossini (Andreoli Latina). Italian National Team for the Mediterranean Games 2013 (led by Andrea Giani):Setters: Pierpaolo Partenio (Paoloni Appignano), Luca Spirito (Pallavolo Genova) Middle-blockers: Rocco Barone (Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia), Simone Anzani (Globo Banca Popolare Del Frusinate Sora), Andrea Rossi (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo), Davide Candellaro (Sidigas HS Atripalda). Wing-spikers: Andrea Galliani...

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The show titled “Road to Scudetto” still on!

We can say that the battle between two best teams in Italy has just started. Two matches behind, still a tie. All we know is that it will be a long long fight. A fierce battle between two best teams in Italian championship will take long. Two matches, two similar scenario: the guests start to play hard, quickly get some advantage, thanks to great serve (3-0 in Trento, 3-1 in Piacenza) and better efficiency on attack (52% – 41% in Trento, 59% – 46% in Piacenza), and maintain it until the whistle ending the set. The first part of...

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