FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 GER / Germany

 
Team manager Mr. WILLNAT Matthias
Coach Mr. GUIDETTI Giovanni
Assistant coach Mr. KOSLOWSKI Felix
2nd assistant coach Mr. CUTINO-FERRER Gil
Doctor Mr. HEMMER Stefan
Physiotherapist Mr. THOMAS Holger
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Lenka Dürr Dürr 10.12.1990 171 59 280 270 Azeryol Baku
  2   Kathleen Weiß Weiss 02.02.1984 171 66 290 273 Agel Prostejov
  3 Denise Hanke Hanke 31.08.1989 179 58 284 272 Eczacibasi Istanbul
  4   Maren Brinker Brinker 10.07.1986 184 68 303 295 Montichiari Volley
  5 Anja Brandt Brandt 15.02.1990 195 77 310 295 Schweriner SC
  6   Kathy Radzuweit Radzuweit 02.03.1982 196 76 319 300 SC Potsdam
  7 Jana Franziska Poll Poll 07.05.1988 185 69 310 290 Schweriner SC
  8   Berit Kauffeldt Kauffeldt 08.07.1990 190 75 311 294 Impel Wroclaw/POL
  9 Corina Ssuschke-Voigt Ssuschke 09.05.1983 189 75 310 298 Lokomotiv Baku
  10   Anne Matthes Matthes 30.04.1985 182 66 312 295 Dresdner SC
  11 Christiane Fürst Fürst 29.03.1985 192 76 323 307 Eczasibasi Istanbul
  12   Heike Beier Beier 09.12.1983 184 73 305 293 BKF Aluprof Bielsko Biala
  13 Saskia Hippe Hippe 16.01.1991 185 67 315 292 Schweriner SC
  C 14   Margareta Kozuch Kozuch 30.10.1986 187 70 309 297 Shanghai Eastbest W's Vb. Club
  L 15 Lisa Thomsen Thomsen 20.08.1985 172 68 290 285 Lokomotiv Baku
  16   Lena Möllers Möllers 06.01.1990 188 78 312 297 Neruda Volley Bolzano
  17 Carina Aulenbrock Aulenbrock 22.09.1994 190 80 310 291 Schweriner SC
  18   Regina Burchardt Burchardt 01.07.1983 186 77 302 294 VC Wiesbaden
  19 Svenja Engelhardt Engelhardt 20.04.1988 182 71 304 288 Allianz MTV Stuttgart
  20   Mareen Apitz Apitz 26.03.1987 183 73 295 284 RC Cannes
  21 Jennifer Geerties Geerties 05.04.1994 184 58 298 288 Schweriner SC
  22   Lisa Izquierdo Izquierdo 29.08.1994 178 78 309 294 Dresdner SC
 C = Captain   L = Libero
 
Team profile


After finishing 11th at the 2006 World Championship in Japan, Germany successfully qualified for the 2008 and 2009 World Grand Prix after missing the event in 2006 and 2007.

In 2009, they qualified for the 2010 World Championships in Japan, remaining undefeated against the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Slovenia on their way to a seventh place finish. At the World Grand Prix that same year they won their second bronze medal and then qualified for the semifinals at the European Championships in Poland. Unfortunately, they were defeated twice and the fantastic year could not be crested with another medal.

Germany started 2010 ranked ninth in the world – their best ranking since Giovanni Guidetti took over as coach in 2006. While their disappointing ninth-place result at the 2010 World Grand Prix caused them to slip to 15th, their strong World Championship performance brought the German team back to position 10.

After a 13th place finish at the 2011 World Grand Prix, Germany celebrated their greatest success at the European Championships in Italy & Serbia, beating hosts Serbia in the final.

The year 2013 has also been a memorable one so far after taking gold at the European League for the first time and with skipper Margareta Anna Kozuch, Kathleen Weiss and Christiane Fürst still at the helm in the absence of key attacker Angelina Hübner, there’s no reason why Germany can’t look to improve on their seventh-place World Grand Prix result of last year.

 
Coach profile

Giovanni Guidetti has been coach of the Germany’s women’s national team since 2006. After taking Germany to a first place finish at the European League, Guidetti has high hopes for the 2013 World Grand Prix and is aiming for his team to win the European Championship in Germany and Switzerland this year.

"This year the Grand Prix provides a good possibility to prepare the team for the 2013 European Championship in Germany and Switzerland. There are only the best teams in the world, but it is our aim to reach the final round.”