Hawaii’s Jennings Franciskovic Signs Two-Year Deal With Azimut Modena

  0 Carly DeMarque | June 09th, 2017 | Italian League, Men's Transfers, News, Players Turning Pro - Men, Pro Indoor

Azimut Modena is investing in their future, with the addition of two young players in Italian Andrea Argenta and American Jennings Franciskovic.

Modena nabbed the addition of Franciskovic who signed a two-year deal with the team, making his professional volleyball debut. The 22-year-old setter comes to Modena after finishing his collegiate career with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his team reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament this past season. In his final season with the Warriors, Franciskovic was named to the AVCA All-American First Team, while also being an All-MPSF First Team honoree. He ranked eighth nationally with 10.19 assists per set, appearing in all 33 matches of the season.

Below is Franciskovic’s Instagram announcement.

Very excited and blessed to have signed my first professional contract with the historic @modenavolley! Thank you to everyone that has played a part in helping me achieve this dream! Can’t stress enough the importance of never giving up on yourself! #forzamodena !

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Argenta, a 21-year-old opposite signed an annual contract with the team, making the change from the Division 2 team GoldenPlast Potenza Picena. In the 2016-17 season, Argenta produced a total of 643 points.

Below is Argenta’s Instagram announcement.

Non penso debba aggiungere altro!! #AzimutModena #Superlega #Repost @volley_mercato (@get_repost) ・・・ Andrea Argenta sarà il secondo opposto di Modena! Il giovane (classe 96) bomber dello scorso campionato di A2 è stato strappato a molti altri club della Superlega, Trento su tutti.

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Modena announced the addition of the two volleyballers on their Instagram and Twitter.

Andrea Argenta e Jennings Franciskovic sono le nuove promesse gialloblù! ??? L’opposto classe 1996 è stato capocannoniere della scorsa A2, mentre il palleggiatore statunitense classe 1995 è già stato protagonista nel campionato universitario oltreoceano e con le Nazionali giovanili. Due gemme che promettono grandi cose: non vediamo l’ora di ammirarli e vederli crescere nel Tempio del Volley ? Diamogli il benvenuto che meritano ?? #Noisiamolasquadra #pallavolo #volleyball #modenavolley #modena #volley #newseason #welcome #benvenuto

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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