FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 RUS / Russia

Team manager Erkhov Andrey
Coach Marichev Iury
Assistant coach Kurnosov Igor
2nd assistant coach Ushakov Konstantin
Doctor Sturua Vakhtang
Physiotherapist Semenychev Nikolay
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  3 Daria Stoliarova Isaeva 29.03.1990 186 75 310 304 Omichka-Omsk
  5   Liubov Shashkova Sokolova 04.12.1977 192 72 315 307 Dinamo Krasnodar
  L 7 Svetlana Kryuchkova Kryuchkova 21.02.1985 174 63 290 286 Enisey - Krasnoyarsk
  C 10   Ekaterina Kosianenko Pankova 02.02.1990 178 64 290 285 Dinamo Moscow
  11 Victoriia Chaplina Chaplina 23.10.1988 188 77 301 295 Uralochka-NTMK
  12   Alexandra Pasynkova Pasynkova 14.04.1987 190 75 313 305 Dinamo Krasnodar
  13 Evgeniya Startseva Startseva 12.02.1989 185 68 294 290 Dinamo-Kazan
  14   Natalia Dianskaya Dianskaya 07.03.1989 186 64 310 295 Dinamo Krasnodar
  15 Tatyana Kosheleva Kosheleva 23.12.1988 191 67 315 305 Galatasaray
  17   Natalia Malykh Malykh 08.12.1993 187 65 308 297 Enisey - Krasnoyarsk
  L 19 Anna Podkopaeva Podkopaeva 16.04.1990 175 59 290 286 Dinamo Kazan
  20   Anastasia Shlyakhovaya Shlyakhovaya 05.10.1990 192 69 313 307 Dinamo Kazan
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Russia share the limelight with teams like Brazil, USA, Italy, China and Cuba, who have won multiple medals and titles in major volleyball events such as the Olympics, World Championships, World Cup, World Grand Prix and the World Grand Champions Cup. With forward-thinking coach Yuri Marichev at the helm, Russia are starting another era by harnessing immense talent that will gradually take them back to their prominent form.

Russia brags a long list of legendary names such as Evguenia Artamonova, Elena Godina, Elizaveta Tichtchenko, Elena Vassilevskaia, Lioubov Sokolova, and Ekaterina Gamova, who have all been a part of one of the most glorious eras of the team in its history. Former team leader Ekaterina Gamova who helped them to win the 2010 World Championship is no longer in the team, but with Maria Borodakova and Natalia Obmochaeva still there, Russia still packs plenty of punch.

Having a new coach meant having to undergo with a lot of adjustments, but this was not the case for Russia as they have redeemed themselves easily, taking the European Championship title after falling short of a World Grand Prix Finals appearance this year. Tatiana Kosheleva took home the Most Valuable Player award while team-mate Ekaterina Pankova won the Best Setter award at the European Championship.

Coach profile

Russian coach Yuri Marichev had a 20-year stint playing for clubs CSKA Moscow, Eczacibasi, Lefty Tula and Oil Industry Bashkiria, winning a total of two Russian Championships and a European Champions Cup. He shifted to coaching at Torch New Urengoy and Ural Ufa, and then the youth national team that won the 2005 World Youth Championship. He moved to Dinamo Krasnodar to coach the women’s team for a season then the men’s team from 2010-present. In January 2013, he became coach of the Russian women’s team and guided them to finish on top at the European Championship.