FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 POL / Poland

 
Team manager TIETIANIEC Maciej
Coach MAKOWSKI Piotr
Assistant coach POPIK Wieslaw
Doctor GACA Michal
Physiotherapist WITCZAK Lukasz
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Tamara Kaliszuk Kaliszuk 20.03.1990 181 73 296 281 KS Palac
  2   Emilia Kajzer Kajzer 10.03.1992 181 62 284 271 PGNiG Nafta
  3 Katarzyna Polec Polec 13.02.1989 190 77 305 271 KS Palac
  C 4   Izabela Belcik Belcik 29.11.1980 185 65 304 292 ATOM Trefl
  5 Agnieszka Kakolewska Kakolewska 17.10.1994 197 75 309 295 Impel
  6   Zuzanna Efimienko Efimienko 08.08.1989 197 72 318 303 Atom Trefl
  7 Julia Twardowska Twardowska 04.05.1995 185 66 297 283 KS Palac
  8   Katarzyna Zaroslinska Zaroslinska 03.02.1987 187 72 312 290 Tauron MKS
  9 Maja Tokarska Tokarska 22.02.1991 193 72 303 292 Gorgonzola Igor
  10   Daria Paszek Paszek 30.08.1991 185 76 303 280 PGNiG Nafta
  L 11 Dorota Medynska Medynska 25.04.1993 168 60 280 261 Impel
  12   Izabela Kowalinska Kowalinska 23.02.1985 186 77 300 283 Chemik
  L 13 Agata Durajczyk Durajczyk 19.08.1989 170 63 280 275 Beef Master Budowlani
  14   Joanna Wolosz Wolosz 07.04.1990 181 65 303 281 Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio
  15 Natalia Kurnikowska Kurnikowska 13.01.1992 183 73 305 287 Polski Cukier Muszynianka Fakr
  16   Elzbieta Skowronska Skowronska 06.07.1983 183 71 305 280 Tauron MKS
  17 Klaudia Kaczorowska Kaczorowska 20.12.1988 184 68 303 281 Atom Trefl
  18   Aleksandra Wojcik Wojcik 03.01.1994 184 76 297 279 Siodemka SK Bank Legionovia
  19 Anna Korabiec Korabiec 11.01.1995 172 63 282 265 KS Palac
  20   Gabriela Jasinska Jasinska 14.07.1992 181 64 295 281 Polski Cukier Muszynianka Fakr
  21 Aleksandra Sikorska Sikorska 28.04.1993 185 67 306 286 Beef Master Budowlani
  22   Malwina Smarzek Smarzek 03.06.1996 191 80 318 292 SMS PZPS / MOS Wola
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Poland have appeared in every edition of the World Grand Prix since 2004. They finished in 15th place last year, some way off their most successful finish of sixth in 2007 and 2010. The Poles were at one time one of the top teams in the world. The team was founded in 1947 and took Olympic bronze medals at Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968. They won a World Championship silver in 1952 and claimed bronze medals in the competition in 1956 and 1962.

Fast forward and much has changed. Poland has cracked the top eight in several tournaments in recent times but consistency has been a problem. They have won gold medals twice since 2000. The first was at the 2003 European Championship in Turkey when they beat the hosts in straight sets to win the title. They successfully defended their title two years later and also took bronze in 2009 on home soil.Their resurgence saw them return to the Olympic stage in 2008, 30 years after their previous appearance. Four years later they rallied to qualify again for the London 2012 Games.

Coach profile

Following his appointment as coach in April last year, Piotr Makowski steered Poland to 15th place at the World Grand Prix. He was previously assistant coach from 2009-11. During the 2009 European Championship he took charge of the team after their opening game when coach Jerzy Matlak left the group after his wife suffered a stroke. 

With ‘Makos’ at the reins, the Poles claimed the bronze medal. Makowski became coach of Polish men’s club team Delecta Bydgoszcz in 2011, guiding them for two seasons before returning to national duties. He coached Palace Bydgoszcz women’s side in his homeland from 2004-07 and led them to victories in the Polish Cup and Polish Super Cup in 2005.