After spending big in its off-season to totally reformulate its team, Modena finally rounded-up its roster with the inclusion of two promising European players: Luuc Van Der Ent and Marco Pierotti. The news was announced on the team’s official website.
The 20-year-old Luuc has been a staple in all of Netherlands’ youth national teams. After three professional seasons in his home country, the young 6’9″ middle blocker will finally debut in Italy. Here are his first words as a player of Modena:
“Playing in Modena is something “huge”, something special, it is a city known all over the world of volleyball and I will give my all to do well and learn a lot from my team mates. It will be a great honor to wear the Gialloblù shirt.”
Pierotti, on the other hand, is bit more experienced, having spent a few season in Italy’s A2 league, where established himself as one of the best hitters of the league. He recently won a gold medala the Mediterranean Games with Italy’s National Team B. Here are his first words as a player of Modena:
“Getting to play in Modena is the culmination of a dream, it is what every volleyball player aspires when he starts practicing this sport. Being trained by Velasco is something extraordinary. I can not wait to start the next season, to learn a lot from the champions I will have at my side, to work in training and lend a hand when it is called into question.”
Modena had a tumutlous 2017-18 season. Supposed to be a super team, it fell to Lube Civitanova in A1’s semifinals after internal struggles within the team surfaced at the start of the playoffs.
To recall the Ngapeth x Stoytchev feud saga, visit the following articles:
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- Earvin Ngapeth Announces His Transfer To Russia’s Zenit Kazan
- Stoytchev Fired From Modena
- Catia Pedrini assumes full responsibility for Stoytchev fiasco
- Stoytchev Defends Himself From Players’ Accusations
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- Is Modena Better Off Without Stoytchev, Bruno, And Ngapeth?
- Modena Signs Julio Velasco As New Head Coach