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.
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.
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
I GRANDI TALENTI #ANDREAARGENTA E #JENNINGSFRANCISKOVIC @jfranciskovic SONO GIALLOBLU' ! #NOISIAMOLASQUADRA ▶️▶️▶️▶️ https://t.co/adaPNem47T pic.twitter.com/vyMp2JgN3h
— MODENA VOLLEY (@modenavolley) June 5, 2017