FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 GER / Germany - Team Composition

 
Team manager Mr. WILLNAT, Matthias
Head coach Mr. GUIDETTI, Giovanni
Assistant coach Mr. KOSLOWSKI, Felix
Doctor Mr. BARIE, Alexander
Therapist / trainer Mr. LINDENMAIR, Jan
Journalist Mr. HENATSCH, Ulrich
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  L 1 Lenka Dürr Dürr 10.12.1990 171 59 280 270
  2   Kathleen Weiß Weiss 02.02.1984 171 66 290 273
  L 4 Kerstin Tzscherlich Tzscherlich 15.02.1978 179 72 295 282
  7   Angelina Hübner-Grün Hübner 02.12.1979 185 74 309 287
  8 Berit Kauffeldt Kauffeldt 08.07.1990 190 75 311 294
  9   Corina Ssuschke-Voigt Ssuschke 09.05.1983 189 75 310 298
  10 Anne Matthes Matthes 30.04.1985 182 66 312 295
  11   Christiane Fürst Fürst 29.03.1985 192 76 323 307
  13 Saskia Hippe Hippe 16.01.1991 185 67 315 292
  C 14   Margareta Kozuch Kozuch 30.10.1986 187 70 309 297
  15 Maren Brinker Brinker 10.07.1986 184 68 303 295
  16   Lisa Thomsen Thomsen 20.08.1985 172 68 290 285
  19 Regina Burchardt Burchardt 01.07.1983 186 77 302 294
  20   Mareen Apitz Apitz 26.03.1987 183 73 295 284
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Germany are currently in the middle of a form resurgence - 2010 and 2011 World Grand Prix results aside. After finishing 11th at the 2006 FIVB World Championship in Japan, Germany successfully qualified for the 2008 and 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix (after missing out in 2006 and 2007). They failed to reach the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a loss to world champions Russia but since that disappointment the team has improved.

In 2009, Germany managed their best finish at the FIVB World Grand Prix since 2002 by claiming the bronze medal. They also reached the semifinals at the European Championship but were unable to finish on the podium. The side slipped to 15th in the world rankings following a disappointing 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix, but climbed back to 10th place after finishing the year well by coming seventh at the FIVB Women’s World Championship.

After a disappointing 2-7 record in this year’s FIVB World Grand Prix, the German team responded with a fine performance in the European Championship beating titleholders Italy 3-0 in the semifinals, but falling to Serbia in the final. With their strong European experience and all round tenacity, Germany are a side never to be discounted and have every reason to be confident of beating their best ever result (sixth) at the FIVB World Cup.

Coach profile

Giovanni Guidetti, 39, is an old hand in the coaching business having started at 23 with Italian second division club Spezzano in 1995. From 1997 to 2000 he worked as an assistant for the Italian women’s team whilst coaching the Italy junior team before heading to USA for a short stint. In 2002 he was in charge of the Bulgarian women’s team for a year. Since 2006 he has coached Germany, leading them to some very credible results. He also coached Turkish club Istanbul to second place at the recent FIVB Club World Championships.