FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 ARG / Argentina - Team Composition

 
Team manager Milan Sergio
Head coach Bastit Horacio
Assistant coach Guillaume Eduardo
Doctor Senes Hugo
Therapist / trainer Betti Matias ID 180583
Journalist Scali Natalia
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  L 1 Lucia Gaido Gaido 19.01.1988 164 53 278 265
  3   Paula Yamila Nizetich Nizetich 27.01.1989 181 74 305 295
  4 Maria Jimena Perez Perez 06.02.1984 176 64 290 275
  5   Lucia Fresco Fresco 14.05.1991 195 92 308 297
  8 Tatiana Soledad Rizzo Rizzo 30.12.1986 178 64 288 275
  C 10   Emilce Sosa Sosa 11.09.1987 177 75 312 300
  12 Antonella Bortolozzi Bortolozzi 22.01.1986 182 72 298 278
  13   Leticia Boscacci Boscacci 08.11.1985 186 70 304 294
  14 Florencia Carlotto Carlotto 14.10.1988 183 72 302 291
  16   Florencia Natasha Busquets Reyes Busquets 27.06.1989 192 68 309 294
  17 Antonela Ayelen Curatola Curatola 23.10.1991 175 71 280 275
  18   Yael Castiglione Castiglione 27.09.1985 184 75 300 289
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Argentina women’s team has made a remarkable transformation in the past few years. They have had an unbroken eight-year run of competing at the Pan-American Cup, qualified for the Final Four twice and this year made their debut in the FIVB World Grand Prix, underlining the fine job coach Horacio Bastit has done. These strong results and experience is also a key part of the team’s target of participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The level of skill within the squad has improved immensely. In 2009 and 2011, Argentina were runners-up at the South American Championship behind Brazil, while the junior and youth teams have been equally successful at international level. After a good showing at the Pan-American Cup, the senior squad was awarded a spot in the FIVB World Grand Prix and its debut this year could not have been better, with players awarded for their dedication with victories over Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Argentina’s Pan American Cup performance (sixth) also saw them qualify for next year’s FIVB World Grand Prix and, after finishing as the unlucky runners-up at the South American Championship (due to Argentina’s world ranking they were ranked fifth out of the five continental runners-up. The best four five runners-up automatically qualified for Japan), they were handed a wild card entry for the FIVB World Cup.

Coach profile

Horacio Bastit took charge of Argentina in 2008 with the aim of qualifying for the Olympic Games, a feat never achieved before by the Argentina women’s team. Bastit became part of Argentine women’s volleyball history as coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires (1985-1999), winning two Argentine League crowns and finishing third at the 1997 South American Club Championship. Bastit is supported by assistant coach Eduardo Guillaume, who coaches the Argentina junior women’s team, and Guillermo Cáceres, coach of the Argentina girls’ youth squad.