FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 TUR / Turkey

 
Team manager GORKEN Muhammet
Coach BEDESTENLIOGLU Mehmet Nuri
Assistant coach GUNEYLIGIL Ataman
2nd assistant coach
Doctor SAKA Tolga
Physiotherapist KAHYALIOGLU Sibel
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Hatice Gizem Orge Orge 26.04.1993 170 59 270 260 Vakifbank
  2   Cansu Cetin Cetin 26.05.1993 185 70 285 280 ECZACIBASI
  4 Gamze Alikaya Alikaya 01.01.1993 179 68 292 295 Galatasaray
  5   Seyma Ercan Ercan 05.07.1994 187 75 300 295 Eczacibasi
  8 Dicle Nur Babat Babat 15.09.1992 190 78 292 285 VAKIFBANK
  9   Ceren Kestirengöz Kestirengoz 19.07.1993 188 82 290 280 VAKIFBANK
  13 Ezgi Dilik Dilik 12.06.1995 170 60 300 310 FENERBAHCE
  C 14   Gözde Yilmaz Yilmaz 09.09.1991 195 82 316 300 Eczacibasi
  15 Asli Kalac Kalac 13.12.1995 183 73 296 289 Galatasaray
  16   Özge Nur Yurtdagülen Yurtdagulen 06.08.1993 190 67 290 285 GALATASARAY
  17 Ezgi Dagdelenler Dagdelenler 03.11.1993 184 69 290 269 ILBANK
  18   Ezgi Guc Guc 23.03.1992 181 59 280 275 GALATASARAY
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Turkey is being coached by a former volleyball player – Mehmet Bedestenlioglu – who started coaching while he was still a player. He has won championships with a number of Turkish women’s teams in different age groups.

The team has been preparing for a month and a half for the U23 Championship. Dilara Bagci, Cagla Akin, Seyma Ercan, Ceylan Arisan and Asli Kalac were also members of the Youth Girls team than won both the European and World Championships in 2011.

Turkey placed fifth in this year’s FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

 
Coach profile

Mehmet Bedestenlioglu, 54, was born in Tokat, Turkey, and has coached Turkey’s Youth, Junior and Senior Women’s national teams. He has also coached the women’s teams of Ankara DSI Spor, Emlak Kredi, Galatasaray, Eczacibasi and Sariyer Belediyesi in addition to the pre-youth teams of Eczacibasi and Vakifbank Gunes Sigorta.