The Italian Volleyball Federation has announced in its official website its female roster for the 2018 Women’s FIVB World Championship
Elena Pietrini, the MVP of last year’s U18 World Championships, has been called up to the Italian National Team training camp.
Egonu will take Serena Ortolani’s spot on the roster after Ortolani led Italy in scoring through 2 weeks.
Italy will be without all but 2 of their players from last year’s World Grand Prix final 6, including the absence of breakout teenage superstar Paola Egonu (above).
After leading Italy’s young offense to a silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Prix, setter Ofelia Malinov will miss the European Championships with an injury.
This is Italy’s 19th time competing at the FIVB World Grand Prix and has not been on the podium since 2010.