Santiago Orduna has a new club team in Italy, leaving Modena after just one year to join Ravenna Volleyball. Since turning professional in 2002 at the age of 18, Orduna a 6’ (183 cm) setter has played with nine club teams in three different countries. His club teams include: Club Vigo Voleibol, Club Nautico Hacoaj, Bolivar Volei, Elche J’Hayber Voleibol, Numancia CMA Soria, Pallavolo Catania, Pallavolo Citta de Castello, VT Reggio Emilia, and most recently Modena. His last four professional teams have all been in Italy.
In his lone season with Modena, Orduna helped lead the team to the semifinals of the Italian League before losing the deciding match to eventual champion Lube Civitanova. The final match was a 3-2 decision in favor of Lube with the fifth set ending at 15-12. But with Brazilian star setter Bruno Rezende returning to Italy to play with Modena, it was time for Orduna to find a new home for the 2017/2018 season.
Orduna will bring experience to a Ravenna team that finished 9th out of 14 teams in the Serie A1, the top league in Italy. Ravenna has revamped their roster with a plethora of roster moves including French outside hitter Nicolas Marechal who recently signed for the 2017/2018 season. Ravenna has not found much success recently, as their last championship of any kind was in 1997 at the CEV Challenge Cup.
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