Italian club Pomi Casalmaggiore has added a current Italian National Team member in Giulia Rondon for the 2017-2018 season. The 190 cm (6’2″) setter last played with Pallavolo Scandicci where she was the second best scorer among setters in Italian Serie A1 for 2016-2017.
Rondon was a part of Scandicci for two seasons, dating back to 2015. Her club career got going back in 2002 when she was just a 14-year old as part of Club Italia, a youth club in Italy. After two seasons, Rondon moved on to Esperia Cremona (2004-2005, 2006-2008) with a one-year gap at Robursport Pesaro (2005-2006) in between. She then was a part of five clubs over the span six different stints in five seasons: Sassulo Volley (2008-2009), River Piacenza (2009-2010), Sirio Perugia (2010-2011), GSO Villa Cortese (2011, 2012-2013), Crema Volley (2011-2012). She found two years of stability with LJ Modena (2013-2015) before her most recent venture with Scandicci, who finished sixth in the 2016-2017 Italian league before losing in the quarterfinals to Novara.
Beyond the club side, the 29-year-old Rondon is currently part of the Italian National Team. In 2012, she helped the Italians finish fifth in the Olympics, while she also assisted in the team winning Gold in the 2009 European Championship and Grand Champions Cup.
Current Casalmaggiore head coach, Marcello Abbondanza, once coached Rondon with GSO Villa Cortese. The combination helped the team win the Italian Cup in 2010-2011. After Casalmaggiore finished second in the Italian Serie A1 regular season table, they were upset in the semifinals by the same team who took out Rondon’s Scandicci – Novara. As Rondon and Abbondanza reunite, they’ll hope for the same success they had back in the 2010-2011 season together.