Marco Meoni

31-year-old Marco Meoni has been an integral part of the Italian side for the past eight years and he used that experience to superb effect during the 2003 World League finals to claim the Best Setter award.

In one of the finest and artistic positions in the game Meoni was graceful while also being deadly accurate with his pin point sets, allowing the lethal attacking artillery of Mastrangelo, Papi and Fei to rain down spike after spike uncontested. 

After missing the last two World League campaigns Meoni came back in style for Italy's new coach Gian Paolo Montali and despite the 3rd placing for Italy he looks as though he'll be a regular member of Montali's team for seasons to come.