VNL Week 1 Table-Toppers Poland Make 5 Changes for Week 2 Roster

  1 Braden Keith | May 28th, 2018 | European volleyball, FIVB Nations League - Men, International Volleyball, News

In spite of a dream, 3-0 start to the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, which has them sitting in the #1 position in the table after week 1, Poland has made big changes to their roster for week 2.

The team will play at home again in week 2 as they move from Krakow to Lodz. After beating South Korea, Russia, and Canada (Canada is the only team that stole a set) in week 1, they’ll now face France, China, and Germany in week 2. France is also undefeated after 1 week of play.

3 of the 5 newcomers played for Poland in last year’s World League, including Mateusz Bieniek, who was the team’s 3rd-best scorer in the World League last year with 84 points.

One of the new-comers is a call-up from Poland’s junior teams. 20-year old Bartosz Kwolek, an outside hitter, was named the best outside hitter at last year’s U21 World Championship (which Poland won). The other, Michal Zurek, will serve as the backup libero.

Players joining Poland’s 14-man roster:

Players dropped from Poland’s 14-man roster:

Poland’s full 14-man roster for week 2 in Lodz

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Actually it was Canada, not Russia, that was the only one to steal a set! Go Canada! 🙂

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