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19th Edition
5 - 28 August 2011

 
 ARG / Argentina - Team Composition

 
Team manager Sergio Milan
Head coach Horacio Bastit
Assistant coach Eduardo Guillaume
Doctor Carlos Riganti
Therapist / trainer Leandro Lardone
Journalist
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Lucia Gaido Gaido 19/01/1988 164 53 278 265 Stiinta Bacau
  2   Marianela Garbari Garbari 13/11/1980 165 65 280 270 GELP
  3 Paula Yamila Nizetich Nizetich 27/01/1989 181 74 305 295 Lokomotiv Bacau
  4   Aylin Pereyra Pereyra 2/07/1988 180 68 300 292 Boca Juniors
  5 Lucia Fresco Fresco 14/05/1991 195 92 308 297 SC Postdam
  6   Daniela Gildenberger Gildenberger 12/06/1984 180 77 300 290 GELP
  7 Ileana Leyendeker Leyendeker 14/10/1986 189 84 301 293 Calais
  L 8   Tatiana Soledad Rizzo Rizzo 30/12/1986 178 64 288 275 Boca Juniors
  9 Camila Jersonsky Jersonsky 30/05/1991 181 68 305 289 Auburn College
  C 10   Emilce Sosa Sosa 11/09/1987 177 75 312 300 Stiinta Bacau
  11 Georgina Pinedo Pinedo 30/05/1981 180 64 312 290 Le Cannet
  12   Antonella Bortolozzi Bortolozzi 22/01/1986 182 72 298 278 Boca Juniors
  13 Leticia Boscacci Boscacci 8/11/1985 186 70 304 294 Soverato
  14   Florencia Carlotto Carlotto 14/10/1988 183 72 302 291 Velez Sarsfield
  15 Julieta Constanza Lazcano Lazcano 25/07/1989 190 74 312 293 GELP
  16   Florencia Natasha Busquets Reyes Busquets 27/06/1989 192 68 309 294 Boca Juniors
  17 Antonela Ayelen Curatola Curatola 23/10/1991 175 71 280 275 Roten Raben
  18   Yael Castiglione Castiglione 27/09/1985 184 75 300 289 SVS Post
  19 Clarisa Sagardia Sagardia 29/06/1989 174 76 290 280 Boca Juniors
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Argentina have been working with a distinct goal in mind: the “London Olympic Games 2012 dream.” They are being guided by coach Horacio Bastit and as a first step along the way have qualified for the FIVB Grand Prix 2011. 

Their main goal is to once again be among the world’s best teams. Argentina's last participation at the World Championship was in 2002 and they hope this year's Grand Prix will give them experience against the best teams in the world. 

Repeated participation in the Pan-American Cup has meant that a number of players are now capable of facing top-level international competition. In 2008, Argentina had a podium finish in the Pan-American Final Four qualifying tournament, where they had a historic win over the Dominican Republic. 

The team has a mixture of players with experience (such as Georgina Pineda), a strong middle generation (including Boscacci, Nizetich, Gildenberger and Leyendeker) and a number of talented youngsters. 

Young setters, powerful opposite players, aggressive middle players, efficient wing spikers and talented liberos make up a team that has great promise for the future.

Coach profile

Horacio Bastit took charge in 2008 with the aim of reaching the London Olympics, something Argentina have never done. Bastit became part of Argentine women’s volleyball history as coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires (1985-1999), winning two Argentine League crowns and finished third in the 1997 South American Championship. Bastit is supported by assistant coach Eduardo Guillaume, who coaches the Argentina junior women’s team and Guillermo Cáceres, coach of the Argentine girls youth team, who have qualified for this year’s World Championship. Bastit took his team to the bronze medal at the 2008 Pan American Cup.



 
 

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