What was already a history making showing for Serbia, got that much sweeter to the tune of a five-set comeback win over Italy and the nation’s first ever FIVB Women’s World Championships title. Serbia had never finished higher than third, meanwhile Italy claims its second ever medal following a gold in 2002.
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.
With a spot in the Final 6 on the line, the Italian women have made 2 key changes to their…
Carlotta Cambi (#3) will replace her National Team teammate Ofelia Malinov at setter for Volley Bergamo.
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).
Twenty-eight players, including two Olympians and 10 members of the 2017 Euro Championships squad, will make up the initial roster for the Italian women’s national team, head coach Davide Mazzanti announced Tuesday.
The Dutch squad upset Italy with a very one sided 3-0 win behind another Lonneke Slöetjes’s gem performance. Serbia did its homework and ended Belarus’s surprising Euro run.
While Italy won 2 of 3 friendlies against Azerbaijan ahead of the 2017 Women’s European Championships, they lost the services of setter Ofelia Malinov to ankle injury.