After having its starting setter Agnieszka Rabka transfer out to rivals Developres Rzeszow, KZSO Ostrowiec was a quick to announce her replacement: German-Polish national Magdalena Gryka, according to the team’s official website. The 23-year-old setter competed for a spot on the team’s roster with Ukrainian Alla Politanska, as both practiced with the team before it made its final decision. Here is what KZSO’s president had to say of the matter:
– Both players presented a high level of sports and the choice was really difficult – says Mariusz Rokita, the president of KSZO. We decided to employ Magdalena Gryka, because she was in Azerbail Baku in Azerbaijan, where she played in the league and cup competitions. Alla, in turn, has been without a club since May. Nevertheless, it presented itself very well and we think about it in the long run. Currently, however, we focused on the experience and match rhythm of Magdalena Gryka – explained the behind the scenes of the election Mariusz Rokita.
Gryka is arriving in Poland from Azerbaijan, but has also enjoyed success in with Germany’s Dresdner SC and Poland’s Impel Wroclaw and Bielsko Biala. She has played for both Poland’s and Germany’s youth national teams.
KSZO is currently in 8th place of the Polish League’s standings with a 6-8 record.