A 27-year-old Sjoerd Hoogendoorn will act as a backup opposite to Serbian Aleksandar Atanasijević in Sir Safety Conad Perugia in the 2018/19. The left-handed Dutch player was the best scorer of his side Calloni Agnelli Bergamo in Italian Division 2 (Serie A2) with 534 points in the last season, sharing No.5 in the overall best scorer’s list in the tournament. Before coming to Perugia, Hoogendoorn won Dutch championship and Dutch Supercup once each and Dutch cup twice (all with Draisma Dynamo), Finnish championship once (VaLePa Sastamala), and Italian Division 2 (Biosì Indexa Sora).
In addition, the „Block Devils“ renewed with outside hitter Dore Della Lunga, who will be spending his fourth consecutive season in the club.
Perugia roster for 2018/19:
Setters: Luciano De Cecco, Jonah Seif
Opposites: Aleksandar Atanasijević, Sjoerd Hoogendoorn
Middle blockers: Gianluca Galassi, Marko Podraščanin, Fabio Ricci
Outside hitters: Alexander Berger, Dore Della Lunga, Filippo Lanza, Wilfredo León
Liberos: Massimo Colaci, Alessandro Piccinelli
Coach: Lorenzo Bernardi