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2009 Girls' Youth World Championship  |  Nakhonratchasima, Thailand
3 - 12 July 2009
 SRB / Serbia - Team Composition

Team manager Ms. RELJIN Jelena
Head coach Ms. MIROSAVLJEVIC Marijana
Assistant coach Mr. GRSIC Milan
Doctor Ms. POZNANOVIC Snezana
Therapist / trainer Mr. NAHOD Djordje
Journalist Mr. GRCIC Sanja
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Sara Klisura Klisura 15/07/1992 186 74 290 280 NIS Spartak Subotica (SRB)
  2   Ivana Mrdak Mrdak 15/09/1993 194 67 315 305 Dresdner SC 1898 (GER)
  3 Jelena Medarevic Medarevic 24/07/1992 178 59 285 277 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  5   Maja Savic Savic 14/08/1993 189 70 305 295 MKS Muszyna (POL)
  6 Ivana Lukovic Lukovic 18/07/1992 190 74 300 289 Perugia (ITA)
  L 7   Marija Mihajlovic Mihajlovic 10/05/1992 176 64 280 264 TENT Obrenovac (SRB)
  8 Ljiljana Rankovic Rankovic 8/04/1993 181 72 290 275 Vizura Beograd (SRB)
  C 9   Danica Radenkovic Radenkovic 9/10/1992 185 70 300 294 MKS Muszyna S.A. (POL)
  10 Aleksandra Jocic Jocic 23/04/1992 188 70 290 285 Radnicki NP Beograd (SRB)
  11   Ana Bjelica Bjelica 3/04/1992 190 78 310 305 Radomka Radon (POL)
  12 Jovana Stevanovic Stevanovic 30/06/1992 192 72 308 295 VBC Pomì Casalmaggiore (ITA)
  13   Antonina Pilipovic Pilipovic 2/04/1993 183 64 302 295 TENT Obrenovac (SRB)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The current Serbian Youth Girls Team has played on the international stage three times so far.

They won silver at the 2008 Balkan Championship in Portaria, Greece, after losing to Turkey in the final.

At the 2009 European Championship qualifying tournament in Kharkov, Serbia placed first without dropping a set in wins over Ukraine, Finland, Lithuania and Bulgaria.

Our "Blue Girls" finished runners-up at the European Championships in the Netherlands. In addition to the podium finish, Sara Klisura was named Best Server, while Marija Mihjalovic took the award for the Best Libero.

At the seven previous European Championships, Serbia participated three times  (twice as Serbia and Montenegro), winning one silver (VII ECH 2007, Brno, Czech Republic) and one bronze medal (V ECH 2003, Zagreb, Croatia).

The Youth Girls Team of Serbia has twice participated in the World Championships. In 2003, in Poland, we finished eighth (as Serbia and Montenegro), while in 2007 in Mexico, our girls placed fourth in the final standings.

Coach profile

Marijana Mirosavljevic took over as head coach of the Serbian Youth Girls in May 2008, replacing Branko Gajic, to whom she served as the assistant coach on four occasions: at the WCH 2007, ECH 2007, EYOF 2007, and 2007 Balkan Championship.

Mirosavljevic was born on June 26, 1982, in Belgrade, and she lives and works in the City of Obrenovac, where she started her playing and coaching career.

She was the setter for Obrenovac's VC TENT from from 1993-2002. After finishing her playing career, she started coaching youth categories at her club, where she made some notable results and was named Best Coach of Youth Categories in Belgrade.    

Mirosavljevic made her debut as head coach of Serbian Youth Girls in July 2008 at the Balkan Championship in Greece, where the team won the silver medal.

She repeated that success at the 2009 European Championship, where the team once again finished second.

Mirosavljevic is a Professor of Physical Education, a member of the Association of Serbian Volleyball Coaches, and a member of the Association of Serbian Volleyball Referees.


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