26. 05. 2020

Men’s and women’s national teams of Poland return to training

Source: pzps.pl; Photo: PAP/sport.tvp.pl

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Both men’s and women’s volleyball national teams of Poland are back in the saddle!


The Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) is a national federation who among the first ones gave permission to its head coaches to gather players for training after the break of few months due to coronavirus pandemic. Men’s head coach Vital Heynen and Women’s head coach Jacek Nawrocki announced lists for groupings. Men’s team will set off training on June 1, while the women’s team will begin three days later.

Heynen’s list consists of 19 players:

Opposite hitters: Dawid Konarski, Bartosz Kurek, Maciej Muzaj; Setters: Fabian Drzyzga, Grzegorz Łomacz, Marcin Komenda; Middle blockers: Mateusz Bieniek, Karol Kłos, Jakub Kochanowski, Piotr Nowakowski; Outside hitters: Bartosz Bednorz, Tomasz Fornal, Michał Kubiak, Bartosz Kwolek, Wilfredo León, Artur Szapluk, Aleksander Śliwka; Liberos: Damian Wojtaszek, Paweł Zatorski.

Nawrocki’s list consists of 18 players:

Opposite hitters: Paulina Damaske, Martyna Łukasik, Aleksandra Rasińska; Outside hitters: Oliwia Bałuk, Monika Fedusio, Zuzanna Górecka, Magdalena Stysiak, Martyna Świrad, Julia Twardowska, Karolina Drużkowska; Middle blockers: Weronika Centka, Aleksandra Gryka, Anna Stencel, Marta Ziółkowska; Setters: Alicja Grabka, Julia Nowicka; Liberos: Monika Jagła, Maria Stenzel.



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