As the last season’s winners of five women’s volleyball trophies, domestically and internationally, VakıfBank, published – Alexia Ioana Căruțașu is “back home”.
VakıfBank-owned player Căruțașu, who spent the last season on loan at Galatasaray HDI Sigorta and two seasons before that at Sistem9 Yeşilyurt (MVP of the 2021 CEV Challenge Cup), will be in the squad of the “yellow-black” team next season.
The 19-year-old Romanian prodigy covers the position of opposite hitter. At the age of 13, Căruțașu became the youngest professional player in Romanian history when she made her debut for CSM București. She joined VakıfBank in 2018 when she was 15, playing one season for their “B” team.
Căruțașu became a Turkish citizen this year, renouncing playing for the national team of her native country, and will be able to wear the Turkey National Team jersey as of January 2024.