FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 GER / Germany

 
Team manager Mr. WILLNAT, Matthias
Coach Mr. GUIDETTI, Giovanni
Assistant coach Mr. KOSLOWSKI, Felix
Doctor Mr. HEMMER, Stefan (11.08.-18.08.2014)
Physiotherapist Mr. DECK, Philipp
   
 
    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 Louisa Lippmann Lippmann 23.09.1994 191 78 319 312 Dresdner SC
  4   Maren Brinker Brinker 10.07.1986 184 68 303 295 Montichiari Volley
  5 Leonie Schwertmann Schwertmann 12.01.1994 190 80 300 290 USC Münster
  6   Jennifer Geerties Geerties 05.04.1994 184 58 298 288 Schweriner SC
  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 Stefanie Karg Karg 22.10.1986 189 74 314 299 Agel Prostejov
  10   Lena Stigrot Stigrot 20.12.1994 184 68 303 295 Rote Raben Vilsbiburg
  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 Jennifer Pettke Pettke 29.05.1989 187 71 302 290 VC Wiesbaden
  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   Wiebke Silge Silge 16.07.1996 190 75 302 291 USC Münster
  19 Laura Weihenmaier Weihenmaier 04.04.1991 180 70 297 286 Schweriner SC
  20   Mareen Apitz Apitz 26.03.1987 183 73 295 284 RC Cannes
  21 Lisa Izquierdo Izquierdo 29.08.1994 178 78 309 294 Dresdner SC
  22   Anja Brandt Brandt 15.02.1990 195 77 310 295 Schweriner SC
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Germany gave themselves a huge confidence boost heading into the World Grand Prix when they beat the United States in the final of the Montreux Volley Masters in June. This year’s tournament will mark their seventh straight appearance on the World Grand Prix stage. The team took the bronze medal in 2002 and 2009 but finished 11th last year.

Germany began 2014 ranked ninth in the world, matching their highest position since Giovanni Guidetti took over as coach in 2006. The team picked up where they left off in 2013 when they took gold in the European League for the first time. They also reached the final of the European Championship last year where they lost to Russia in Berlin. That bitter pill followed defeat at the same stage of the tournament in 2011 when they went down to co-hosts Serbia. They were also the competition’s bronze medallists in their current incarnation in 1991. 

Following reunification of the country in 1990 the international records of GDR [East Germany] and West Germany were allocated to the present national team, meaning they can boast gold medals from the European Championships of 1983 and 1987 as well as the silver at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.

Coach profile

Renowned for building teams that never give up in games, Giovanni Guidetti has achieved considerable success with Germany since being appointed coach in 2006. After leading his side to the bronze medal at the 2009 World Grand Prix, the Italian took them to a first European League title in 2013 and silver at the 2011 and 2013 European Championships. As coach of Vakifbank Istanbul women’s team in Turkey since 2008, he has won the national championship and Turkish Cup twice each. He also guided his charges to the Champions League title twice and added the Club World Championship to his list of triumphs last year. He has also coached in Italy, Spain, the United States and Bulgaria.