FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 TRE / Trentino

 
Team manager Riccardo Michieletto
Coach Roberto Serniotti
Assistant coach Simone Roscini
2nd assistant coach Martin Poeder
Doctor
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 202 88 350 328 ARG
  6   Alexandre Ferreira Alex 13.11.1991 203 87 361 346 POR
  7 Donald Suxho Suxho 21.02.1976 196 98 337 319 USA
  8   Sebastiano Thei Thei 16.05.1991 180 70 0 0 ITA
  9 Tiziano Mazzone Mazzone 22.07.1995 198 95 350 315 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
  L 13   Massimo Colaci Colaci 21.02.1985 180 75 324 308 ITA
  17 Matteo Burgsthaler Burgsthaler 18.02.1981 198 96 350 320 ITA
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

After crashing out in the semi-finals in 2013, Italian heavyweight Trentino is looking to return to winning ways at the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship in Belo Horizonte.

Trentino won four successive FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship titles between 2009 and 2012, before finishing third last year in Betim.

Trentino missed out on qualifying for the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship this year after being knocked out in the European Champions League quarterfinals. The three-time European champions also failed to defend their Italian League title after losing out in the quarterfinals last month to Modena.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the organisers of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship Belo Horizonte 2014 decided, however, to award one of this year’s competition’s two wild cards to Trentino.

 
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 before replacing Radostin Stojchev as head coach in 2013.