FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 ARG / Argentina - Team Composition

 
Team manager Facundo Rizzone
Head coach Javier Weber
Assistant coach Juan Manuel Barrial
Doctor Gabriel Solari
Therapist / trainer Flavio Leoni
Journalist Martín De Rose
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  2 Ivan Castellani Castellani 19.01.1991 196 82 336 320
  7   Facundo Conte CONTE 25.08.1989 198 90 350 326
  8 Maximiliano Cavanna CAVANNA 02.07.1988 185 79 314 300
  C 9   Rodrigo Quiroga QUIROGA 23.03.1987 190 87 345 321
  10 Nicolas Bruno BRUNO 24.02.1989 188 84 338 308
  11   Sebastian Solé Sole 12.06.1991 202 88 350 328
  12 Federico Pereyra PEREYRA 19.06.1988 200 99 335 325
  13   Cristian Poglajen POGLAJEN 14.07.1989 195 93 346 320
  14 Pablo Crer CRER 12.06.1989 205 78 350 330
  15   Luciano De Cecco DE CECCO 02.06.1988 193 89 333 315
  L 16 Alexis González GONZALEZ A. 21.07.1981 184 83 321 300
  17   Mariano Giustiniano GIUSTINIANO 04.04.1986 189 91 335 318
  L 18 Franco López LOPEZ 04.02.1989 187 79 320 300
  19   Maximiliano Gauna GAUNA 29.04.1989 197 93 338 320
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Javier Weber, in his third year as coach, continues to bring growth to Argentina. They qualified to this year’s World League Finals and finished in a very creditable fourth place (Argentina’s best ever World League result) after a semifinal loss to Brazil and bronze medal match loss to Poland. They also lost to Brazil in the final of this year’s South American Championship.

Argentina had a historic 2009, with a strong campaign in the World League (fifth), qualification for the World Championship and a runner-up finish in the South American Championship. The South Americans hosted the 2010 World League Finals before Weber reorganized the team at last year's World Championship, putting faith in his young players, and the move paid off as they finished ninth. Facundo Conte shone and Rodrigo Quiroga easily slotted into the captain's role. Luciano De Cecco surprised with wonderful setting, Alexis González showed that he deserved his place as libero and supporting them were Lucas Ocampo, Federico Pereyra, Pablo Crer and the very young Sebastian Solé.

Previous key results include a bronze medal at the World Championships in Buenos Aires in 1982, bronze at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, while in the Pan American Games, they have earned one gold and three bronze medals.

Coach profile

Javier Weber became Argentina coach in 2009. With 613 caps as a setter for Argentina (1985-2002) Weber played in some of their greatest triumphs, including bronze at the 1988 Olympics, gold at the 1995 Pan Am Games, and three Olympic and five World Championship campaigns. Weber found coaching success in Brazil’s Superliga (2002) before returning to Argentina in 2006 to lead Bolivar to two national league titles. Under Weber’s guidance this year Argentina finished an historic fourth in the World League and second in the South American Championship.