19. 05. 2020

ITA W: Novara compose mighty squad, club owner reveals – Smarzek, Bosetti, Washington…

Source: lastampa.it; Photo: Jakub Piasecki/Newspix/sport.interia.pl

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The reigning women’s volleyball club European champions, Igor Gorgonzola Novara, will have a mighty squad next season.


Fabio Leonardi, the owner of Italy’s Novara, jumped out of the pattern of usual announcing of newcomers to a club. A year after winning the title in the CEV Champions League, he revealed in an interview for La Stampa all plans of the club in the transfer market, which really doesn’t happen so often in volleyball.

“The attack will be great, with players like Herbots, Smarzek, Caterina Bosetti, and Daalderop. The middle blocker’s department will be with the national team captain (Chirichella), who confirmed, and with Sara Bonifacio and Washington. And then, there are Sansonna and Hancock that have experience and class to offer. Let’s also say that Brakočević and Vasileva have no longer desire to win,” Leonardi stated.

So, to sum up: Belgian Britt Herbots, Sara Bonifacio and American Haleigh Washington (all three from Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio), Pole Malwina Smarzek (Zanetti Bergamo), Caterina Bosetti (Èpiù Pomì Casalmaggiore), and Dutch Nika Daalderop (Il Bisonte Firenze) will arrive.

Serbian Jovana Brakočević and Bulgarian Elitsa Vasileva will be shown the exit door.

Cristina Chirichella, Stefania Sansonna, and American Micha Hancock have renewed their contracts.


See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.



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