FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

 
Team manager RELJIN Jelena
Head coach TERZIC Zoran
Assistant coach PROTIC Nebojsa
Doctor MITIC Miodrag
Therapist / trainer MLADENOVIC Sinisa
Journalist STOJMENOVIC Sinisa
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Ana Lazarevic Lazarevic 04.07.1991 186 74 280 268
  2   Jovana Brakocevic Brakocevic 05.03.1988 196 82 309 295
  3 IVANA Djerisilo DJERISILO 08.08.1983 188 68 277 252
  4   Bojana Zivkovic Zivkovic 29.03.1988 185 70 292 284
  5 Natasa Krsmanovic Krsmanovic 19.06.1985 188 73 305 285
  6   Tijana Malesevic MALESEVIC 18.03.1991 185 78 300 286
  7 Brizitka Molnar Molnar 28.07.1985 182 66 304 290
  8   Ana ANTONIJEVIC ANTONIJEVIC 26.08.1987 185 63 282 269
  9 Jovana Vesovic VESOVIC 21.06.1987 182 68 283 268
  C 10   Maja Ognjenovic Ognjenovic 06.08.1984 183 68 290 270
  11 Stefana Veljkovic Veljkovic 09.01.1990 190 76 320 305
  12   Jelena Nikolic Nikolic 13.04.1982 194 79 315 300
  13 Ana Bjelica Bjelica 03.04.1992 190 82 310 305
  14   Nadja Ninkovic Ninkovic 01.11.1991 193 77 307 298
  15 Jovana Stevanovic Stevanovic 30.06.1992 190 75 308 295
  16   Milena Rasic Rasic 25.10.1990 193 75 303 293
  L 17 Silvija Popovic Popovic 15.03.1986 178 65 236 226
  L 18   Suzana Cebic Cebic 09.11.1984 167 60 279 255
  19 Sanja Starovic Starovic 25.03.1983 194 96 315 305
  20   Jelena Blagojevic BLAGOJEVIC 01.12.1988 181 68 267 242
  22 Brankica Mihajlovic Mihajlovic 13.04.1991 189 64 282 264
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Over the past six years, the Serbia women’s team has started to match the performances of their male counterparts and become strong contenders for podium finishers. While there is still some way to go before matching the men in terms of titles, recent notable results have put the women’s team right up their among the world’s best.
The rise of the team started with the bronze medal at the FIVB World Championship 2006 in Japan, followed by a silver medal at the 2007 European Championship. From there, the side took part in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 for the first time ever, finishing fifth. A year later in 2009, Serbia sealed the CEV European League, a feat they repeated in 2010 and 2011.

The team, with its delightful combination of youth and experience, competed in the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time in 2011, clinching the bronze medal in an outstanding performance. They followed this up with gold at the European Championships and bronze at the FIVB Women’s World Olympic qualifier earlier this year.
Coach profile

Zoran Terzic began his career as a player for VC Crvena Zvezda and has coached teams in Romania and Italy. He became the Serbia coach in 2002. His first major success was qualifying for the 2003 European Championship after a 12-year absence. This was followed by a bronze medal at the FIVB World Championship 2006 and in 2008 he led the team to the Beijing Olympic Games for the first time. He also helped them win bronze during last year’s World Grand Prix.