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ITA W: Mazzanti sends “B“ team to VNL, main stars stay home to prepare for Olympics

by WoV
source: federvolley.it; Photo: ilpost.it

The Italy Women’s National Team won’t be presented by its best players in the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Nations League.



By the decision of head coach Davide Mazzanti and his staff, Italy Women will be presented in the 2021 VNL with the “B“ squad, which will be consisted of 17 players. The best players, 15 of them will stay to conduct preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in the country. Mazzanti will give away his place on the bench for the VNL to his assistant Giulio Cesare Bregoli.

The 17-women roster of Italy for VNL 2021: Francesca Bosio, setter (Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri), Sara Bonifacio, middle blocker (Igor Gorgonzola Novara), Anastasia Guerra, outside hitter (Il Bisonte Firenze), Sylvia Nwakalor, opposite hitter (Il Bisonte Firenze), Camilla Mingardi, opposite hutter (Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio), Marina Lubian, middle blocker (Savino Del Bene Scandicci), Rachele Morello, setter (Olimpia Teodora Ravenna), Chiara De Bortoli, libero (Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri), Alessia Mazzaro, middle blocker (Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri), Rebecca Piva, outside hitter (Olimpia Teodora Ravenna), Ilaria Battistoni, setter (Igor Gorgonzola Novara), Eleonora Furlan, middle blocker (Delta Despar Trentino), Giulia Melli, outside hitter (Delta Despar Trentino), Sofia D’Odorico, outside hitter (Delta Despar Trentino), Federica Squarcini, middle blocker (Saugella Monza), Eleonora Fersino, libero (Zanetti Bergamo), and Loveth Omoruyi, outside hitter (Imoco Volley Conegliano).

The 15-women roster of Italy for the Olympic Games:

Setters: Alessia Orro (Saugella Monza), Ofelia Malinov (Savino Del Bene Scandicci), Giulia Gennari (Imoco Volley Conegliano).         

Outside hitters: Indre Sorokaite (Toyota Auto Body Queenseis, JPN), Alessia Gennari (Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio), Caterina Bosetti (Igor Gorgonzola Novara), Elena Pietrini (Savino Del Bene Scandicci), Miriam Sylla (Imoco Volley Conegliano).

Middle blockers: Cristina Chirichella (Igor Gorgonzola Novara), Anna Danesi (Saugella Monza), Sarah Fahr (Imoco Volley Conegliano), Raphaela Folie (Imoco Volley Conegliano).

Opposite hitters: Paola Egonu (Imoco Volley Conegliano).  

Liberos: Monica De Gennaro (Imoco Volley Conegliano), Beatrice Parrocchiale (Saugella Monza).



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