FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 VOL / Volero Zürich I

 
Team manager Maik Lindner
Coach Dragutin Baltic
Assistant coach Jan Lindenmair
2nd assistant coach Marko Sekulic
Doctor Mirela Borovac
Physiotherapist Djorde Gavran
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  2 Karine Guerra De Souza Karine 25.02.1979 177 72 281 274 BRA
  3   Nadja Ninkovic Ninkovic 01.11.1991 193 77 307 298 SRB
  4 Kenia Carcaces Opón Carcaces 22.01.1986 190 78 306 289 CUB
  5   Yevgeniya Nyukhalova Nyukhalova 23.05.1995 193 79 307 300 UKR
  7 Olesia Rykhliuk Rykhliuk 11.12.1987 196 78 312 306 UKR
  L 8   Silvija Popovic Popovic 15.03.1986 178 65 236 226 SRB
  11 Mira Todorova Todorova 12.04.1994 187 70 312 300 BUL
  C 12   Mira Golubovic Golubovic 15.10.1976 188 72 310 290 SRB
  14 Karla Klarić Klaric 05.09.1994 188 86 310 300 CRO
  15   Courtney Thompson Thompson 04.11.1984 170 66 276 263 USA
  16 Inès Granvorka Granvorka 13.08.1991 179 70 295 263 SUI
  17   Laura Unternährer Unternährer 11.07.1993 179 68 298 270 SUI
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

2014 Swiss champions Volero Zurich defeated Volley Köniz in the final of the National League A Championship. They confirmed their status as the best Swiss women’s volleyball team, winning a ninth national title in 10 years.

Volero claimed the league in the third game of their final against Volley Köniz, with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-14 and 25-17) win. Volero are also on a run of 78 wins in Switzerland, with their last loss dating back to January 2012 in Neuchâtel.

The team finished fourth in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championships 2013, which Volero also hosted. Volero’s president Stav Jocobi says the team’s dominance on the national scene points to a bright future. The club's goal is to win the Champions League in the next two years.


 
Coach profile

Dragutin Baltic is a highly experienced coach. Before taking the helm at Volero Zurich, he coached club teams in Azerbaijan (Lokomotiv Baku and Rabita Baku) and Slovenia (ACH Volley Bled and Maribor), his home country. He went on to coach the Slovenian and later the Bulgarian national teams.