Eczacıbaşı VitrA Adds One of World’s Best Setters in Maja Ognjenović

  0 Braden Keith | September 12th, 2016 | News, Pro, Pro Indoor

Turkish power Eczacıbaşı VitrA has added Serbian setter Maja Ognjenović for the 2016-2017 season as they try and keep pace with VakifBank in the Turkish National League.

32-year old veteran Serbian setter Maja Ognjenović is the club’s latest acquisition, as she joins American middle blocked Rachael Adams as big-name signings this off-season.

Ognjenović, who captained Serbia as a part of their silver medal winning Olympic indoor team at the Olympics this summer, has good size at 6-feet tall, though doesn’t have huge vertical leaping ability (she’s listed with a 300cm spike and a 293cm block, or 9’10” and 9’7″ respectively.

Ognjenović was named the Best Setter at the 2015 European Championship tournament where Serbia took a bronze medal – the only Serbian to earn an individual honor.

continues to try and offset the move by rivals VakifBank in the off-season, which includes the $1.2 million mega-signing of the Rio MVP Zhu Ting.

The Turkish League, which stakes a claim as one of the best leagues in the world if not the best league in the world,


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