After giving the opportunity to all players summoned for the preparations for EuroVolley 2017 in three friendly games against Azerbaijan, Mazzanti composed a 14-woman list for the tournament which will be held from September 22 to October 1.
Italy will play the Continental Championship without setter Ofelia Malinov, who sustained an injury (Carlotta Cambi took her place), but also without Anastasia Guerra who competed in the recent 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix and was at the preparations for EuroVolley.
Valentina Diouf, another player that conducted preparations and who was called back to the national team after a year, once again fell out from the list for a major tournament.
Although there is no official explanation, Miriam Sylla was likely ruled out of Mazzanti’s list as she will have to battle with a positive doping test.
The Italian NT roster for the 2017 CEV European Championship:
Setters: Alessia Orro, Carlotta Cambi
Middle blockers: Sara Bonifacio, Cristina Chirichella, Anna Danesi, Raphaela Folie.
Receivers: Caterina Bosetti, Lucia Bosetti, Sara Loda, Valentina Tirozzi.
Opposites: Paola Egonu, Indre Sorokaite.
Liberos: Monica De Gennaro, Beatrice Parrocchiale.
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