FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 TRE / Trentino

Team manager Riccardo Michieletto
Coach Roberto Serniotti
Assistant coach Simone Roscini
2nd assistant coach Martin Poeder
Doctor Mauro Bertoluzza
Physiotherapist Davide Lama
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  2 Giacomo Sintini Sintini 16.01.1979 196 85 320 305 ITA
  C 3   Emanuele Birarelli Birarelli 08.02.1981 202 95 340 316 ITA
  4 Sebastian Solé Sole 12.06.1991 200 94 362 342 ARG
  6   Alexandre Ferreira Alex 13.11.1991 202 87 361 346 POR
  7 Donald Suxho Suxho 21.02.1976 196 98 337 319 USA
  9   Antonio De Paola De Paola 07.01.1988 192 80 345 315 ITA
  10 Filippo Lanza Lanza 03.03.1991 198 98 350 330 ITA
  11   Tsvetan Sokolov Sokolov 31.12.1989 206 100 370 350 BUL
  12 Dávid Szabó Szabó 13.01.1990 205 80 347 335 HUN
  L 13   Massimo Colaci Colaci 21.02.1985 180 75 314 306 ITA
  15 Michele Fedrizzi Fedrizzi 21.05.1991 192 80 354 325 ITA
  17   Matteo Burgsthaler Burgsthaler 18.02.1981 198 96 350 320 ITA
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

After Trentino Diatec’s four-year reign at the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship, the team is looking to add another chapter in their success story.

Trentino Diatec will be treading a different path in Betim, Brazil, since significant changes were made in their formidable starting six and the departure of coach Radostin Stoychev, who led Trentino to all their four victories at the Club World Championship. Stoychev’s assistant coach in the last three seasons, Roberto Serniotti, takes over after Stoychev’s transfer to Halkbank Ankara.

Serniotti has a tough responsibility to fill in the positions left by key players Matey Kaziyski, Ozmany Juantorena, Mitar Duric and Jan Stokr.

The team has a new captain in Italian international Emanuele Birarelli, one of the team members that won the title in Doha in 2012. Setter Giacomo Sintini, another returning member, will join Birarelli.

This season also marks the return of Bulgarian power hitter Tsvetan Sokolov to Trentino. Sokolov has been touted as the next big thing due to his recent stellar performances in the Italian League and Bulgarian national team. Rounding up the familiar names that will reinforce Serniotti’s side are American setter Donald Suxho and the young middle blocker from Argentina, Sebastian Sole.

Serniotti will also rely on the core of young players such as the talented Portuguese spiker Alexandre Ferreira and Italians Filippo Lanza, Michele Fedrizzi and Matteo Burgsthaler.

Coach profile

Roberto Serniotti started his coaching career as second coach at Alpitour Diesel Cuneo in 1992 and he stayed with the club until 2000, helping them to numerous trophies, including the CEV Cup, the Italian Cup, the Italian Supercup and the European Supercup.

After two seasons with Panathinaikos in Greece, he returned to Piedmont for a year before heading for France, where he coached Tours. Under his leadership, Tours won the first championship in its history, two French Cups and only the second Champions League title to be won by a French team.

From 2003 to 2004, Serniotti was also the assistant coach of the French national team. From 2005 to 2007, he was assistant coach of the Italian national team, with whom he won the European Championship. After moving to Roma, he led them to victory in the CEV Cup before moving on to Russia and two seasons with Yaroslavich Yaroslavl. He joined Trentino in June 2010 as assistant coach and this year replaced Radostin Stoj?ev as head coach.