TEAM COMPOSITION

 ITA / Italy - Team Composition

 
Team manager CENTI ELENA
Head coach MENCARELLI MARCO NAZZARENO
Assistant coach BERTINI MATTEO
Doctor ZAMPAR GUIDO
Therapist / trainer PROIETTI MAURO
Journalist TROZZI MARCO
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Floriana Bertone Bertone 19.11.1992 202 80 316 300 Il Bisonte San Casciano
  2   Sara Alberti Alberti 03.01.1993 185 72 0 0 Volley Bergamo
  4 Marika Bianchini Bianchini 23.04.1993 176 68 306 282 Il Bisonte San Casciano
  7   Giulia Pisani Pisani 04.06.1992 184 69 313 298 Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio
  8 Rosa Laura Baggi Baggi 02.01.1992 191 77 308 290 Club Italia
  L 10   Carolina Zardo Zardo 16.11.1992 170 58 288 274 Asystel Novara
  11 Erica Vietti Vietti 11.11.1992 187 66 291 274 Club Italia
  12   Letizia Camera Camera 01.10.1992 175 62 285 270 Imoco Volley Conegliano
  13 Valentina Diouf Diouf 10.01.1993 202 94 320 303 Foppapedretti Bergamo
  14   Caterina Bosetti Bosetti 02.02.1994 179 59 299 281 MC-Carnaghi Villa Cortese
  C 16 Chiara Scarabelli Scarabelli 08.09.1993 181 79 304 290 Rebecchi Volley Piacenza
  17   Silvia Lotti Lotti 17.06.1992 188 72 308 296 Santa Croce
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Italian women's junior team in recent seasons has obtained many prestigious results especially at continental level.

Their best result at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Junior World Championship is the silver medal they won in 1997 in Gdansk, Poland after they lost a tie-breaker against Russia. In 2009, Italy did not participate in the tournament but are back this time around.

At  European level, the Italian girls have won six titles: Turkey 1996, Vilvoorde 1998, Presov 2004, Croatia 2006, Italy 2008 and finally in Serbia 2010.

In addition to their gold medal wins Italy has collected four silver medals (1984, 1988, 1994, 2000) and one bronze (1992).


Coach profile

Marco Mencarelli joined the staff of the senior women's Italy team in 2001 as assistant coach, helping them clinch victory at the 2002 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Berlin and silver  at the 2001 European Championships in Bulgaria. In 2005 he led Italy to a bronze medal in the Mediterranean Games.

Since 2006, Mencarelli has coached the Italian women’s junior team and won three consecutive European Championships: France 2006, Italy 2008 and Serbia 2010.

He also helped his side to a fifth place finish at the last World Championship in Thailand.