Russia To Use Experienced Line Up At 2017 European Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 14th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News


Russia will use a balanced roster at the upcoming European Championships with many players having been huge fixtures on the team this summer.

At the FIVB World Grand Prix, Irina Voronkova was a huge piece for the Russians despite their poor finish in the competition. Voronkova put down 130 points on 118 kills, five blocks and seven aces at the tournament to lead the Russian crew.

More recently, Russia competed at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup, an event that occurs every four years, typically following an Olympic year. The Russians didn’t finish too well at this event either, as they finished in fourth place, but showed some improvement with their more senior players returning to the court. Two Russian players scored points that put them in the top-five of the competition – Nataliya Goncharova with 87 points on 73 kills, 12 blocks and two digs and Tatiana Kosheleva with 76 points on 61 kills, nine blocks and six aces.

Both Goncharova and Kosheleva are listed on the European Championship roster and could help bolster the team at the competition.

Currently, in the CEV, Russia ranked #1 narrowly over Serbia and Italy while sitting at #5 in the world.


(#, Name, Position)

1 –  Yana Shcherban, Outside Hitter
2 – Mariia Frolova, Outside Hitter
3 – Irina Filishtinskaia, Setter
4 – Svetlana Kryuchkova, Libero
5 – Iuliia Kutiukova, Outside Hitter
6 – Irina Zariazhko-Koroleva, Middle Blocker
7 – Anna Lazareva, Outside Hitter
8 – Nataliya Goncharova, Opposite
9 – Ekaterina Jr. Karpol, Libero
10 – Ekaterina Kosianenko, Setter
11 – Ekaterina Tretyakova, Libero
12 – Alla Galkina, Libero
13 – Evgeniya Startseva, Setter
14 – Irina Fetisova, Middel Blocker
15 – Tatiana Kosheleva, Opposite
16 – Irina Voronkova, Opposite
17 – Ekaterina Polyakova, Middle Blocker
18 – Kseniia Parubets, Outside Hitter
19 – Ekaterina Evdokimova, Middle Blocker
20 – Angelina Sperskaite, Outside Hitter
21 – Ekaterina Efimova, Middle Blocker
22 – Tatiana Romanova, Setter
23 – Daria Malygina, Opposite
27 – Victoriia Russu, Outside Hitter
28 – Anna Kotikova, Outside Hitter

Coaching Staff

Vladimir Kuziutkin, Head Coach
Igor Kurnosov, Assistant Coach
Konstantin Ushakov, Assistant Coach

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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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