34-Year Old Robert Kromm Is Retiring to Spend Time with Family

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 14th, 2018 | European volleyball, German League, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor

Outside hitter Robert Kromm, who has been a member of the German national team since 2006 and a part of the Berlin Recycling Volleys roster since 2012, has announced he is hanging up his jersey to spend more time with family.

The Schwerin, Germany native began his pro career in 2003 with SCC Berlin and spent three years with the team, he has been with six teams since, including two stints with Pallavolo Padova and Blu Volley Verona.

  • SCC Berlin (2003-05)
  • Pallavolo Modena (2005-06)
  • Pallavolo Padova (2006-07, 2008-09)
  • Perugia Volley (2007-08)
  • Blu Volley Verona (2009-10; 2011-12)
  • Ural Ufa (2010-11)
  • Berlin Recycling Volleys (2012-2018)

With Berlin Recycling Volleys, Kromm won the German league title each of the last three years (2016-18). He was the MVP of the German League in 2013 and his teams also won league titles in 2004 and 2013, 2014.  Berlin won the German Cup and CEV Cup in 2016.

Kromm also earned a bronze medal with the side in the Champions League in 2015, and a fourth-place finish in 2017.

With the German national team, Kromm participated in the 2008 Olympic Games and competed at the 2010 FIVB World Championship.


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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