FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 SRB / Serbia

 
Team manager LUKAC Laslo
Coach KOLAKOVIC Igor
Assistant coach KUKANJAC Tomislav
2nd assistant coach
Doctor MARTINOVIC Ljuban
Physiotherapist NIKOLIC Vladimir
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Uros Kovacevic Kovacevic U. 06.05.1993 197 90 340 310 Casa Modena (ITA)
  2   Mihajlo Stankovic Stankovic 05.06.1993 200 83 330 310 Vojvodina NS seme N. Sad (SRB)
  4 Boris Martinovic Martinovic 11.05.1992 205 86 330 315 Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sa(SRB)
  6   Filip Stoilovic Stoilovic 11.10.1992 196 84 324 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  8 Milorad Kapur Kapur 05.03.1991 181 80 313 306 Vojvodina NS Seme Novi Sad (SR
  9   Nikola Jovovic Jovovic 13.02.1992 197 75 335 315 VfB Frierichshafen (GER)
  10 Vuk Milutinovic Milutinovic 29.05.1991 203 84 325 315 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  13   Dusan Petkovic Petkovic D. 27.01.1992 202 86 328 310 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  C 14 Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 04.09.1991 200 92 350 329 Sir Safety Perugia (ITA)
  16   Aleksa Brdjovic Brdjovic 29.07.1993 201 73 327 312 KPS Skra Belchatow SA (POL)
  17 Lazar Koprivica Koprivica 08.11.1991 200 92 324 314 Crvena Zvezda Beograd (SRB)
  18   Srecko Lisinac Lisinac 17.05.1992 205 79 345 335 SCC Berlin (GER)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

At the FIVB U23 World Championship the Serbian team will comprise junior and senior men’s players who already demonstrated their quality in various international events this year.

The team will have Aleksandar Atanasijevic, Sre?ko Lisinac, and Nikola Jovovic, players who led their team to a bronze medal at the recent CEV Senior Men’s European Championship. They also took individual awards for the best scorer, blocker, and a special fair play award.

Uros Kovacevic will be added to the team, a receiver who won gold at the Youth World Championships in 2009 and 2011, bronze at the 2011 Junior World Championship, and gold at the 2011 Senior European Championship. He is regarded as a true leader and is one of the most talented receivers in the world, who complete the ‘magnificent four’ of Serbian players representing a truly bright future for Serbian volleyball.

While the other players do not have as much experience, they are hardworking athletes who possess a great deal of talent, like Aleksa Brdjovic in setter position, or Dusan Petkovic who plays opposite.

They will all be guided from the bench by Igor Kolakovic, who has already made a name for himself with the senior national team of Serbia over the last seven years.

 

 
 
Coach profile

Igor Kolakovic, coach of the U23 men’s national team, brings to the job an impressive resume of working with Serbia’s men’s national teams.

 

He has adopted a steady approach to team development, resulting in some fantastic achievements for Serbia over the years. Under his leadership the men’s national team won a bronze medal at the 2010 World Championship and gold at the 2011 European Championship.

 

He has also taken the Serbia team to two silver medals (2008, 2009) and one bronze (2010) at the World League, a bronze at the 2007 CEV European Championship and a bronze medal at the recent CEV Senior Men’s European Championship in Poland and Denmark. Under his guidance, Serbia has also qualified twice to the Olympic Games (2008, 2012).

 

Over the years he successfully introduced promising new players to the team and built the basis for a new generation of senior men who are able to stay on the top of the game.