FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CZE / Czech Republic

 
Team manager Michaela PROCHAZKOVA
Coach Carlo PARISI
Assistant coach Lucie VACLAVIKOVA
Doctor Robert JUZEK
Physiotherapist Jindrich DOUDA
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Andrea Kossanyiova Kossanyiova 06.08.1993 186 72 310 300 VK Prostejov
  2   Eva Hodanova Hodanova 18.12.1993 189 75 306 298 PVK Olymp Praha
  3 Veronika Trnkova Trnkova 13.10.1995 189 90 306 298 PVK Olymp Praha
  4   Aneta Havlickova Havlickova 03.07.1987 190 96 316 300 Fenerbahce Istanbul
  5 Klara Vyklicka Vyklicka 03.06.1993 184 67 310 300 VK Kralovo Pole
  6   Lucie Smutna Smutna 14.04.1991 180 75 307 285 Foppapedretti Brgamo
  L 7 Marketa Chlumska Chlumska 10.02.1982 177 62 295 279 VK Kralovo Pole
  8   Michaela Mlejnkova Mlejnkova 26.07.1996 184 70 305 298 PVK Olymp Praha
  9 Eva Rutarova Rutarova 14.09.1989 198 93 317 305 SK UP Olomouc
  10   Michala Kvapilova Kvapilova 08.02.1990 183 65 308 299 PVK Olymp Praha
  11 Veronika Dostalova Dostalova 07.04.1992 170 67 278 269 PVK Olymp Praha
  12   Iveta Halbichova Halbichova 19.12.1989 178 67 285 280 PVK Olymp Praha
  13 Tereza Vanzurova Vanzurova 04.04.1991 184 76 300 269 Igor Gorgonzola Novara
  14   Nikol Sajdova Sajdova 20.07.1988 186 79 298 295 SC Potsdam
  15 Marie Kurkova Kurkova 20.05.1996 181 75 290 284 VK Kralovo Pole
  C 16   Helena Havelkova Havelkova 25.07.1988 186 70 320 300 Eczacibazi Vitra Istanbul
  17 Kamila Spacilova Spacilova 09.10.1988 174 63 276 276 TJ Sokol Frydek-Mistek
  18   Pavla Vincourova Vincourova 12.11.1992 182 68 297 290 VK Prostejov
  19 Sona Mikyskova Mikyskova 02.05.1989 189 79 305 300 Union St. Francais St. Cloud P
  20   Ivana Cebakova Cebakova 07.08.1986 176 67 295 260 VK Kralovo Pole
  22 Zuzana Mudrova Mudrova 30.01.1993 186 80 303 300 PVK Olymp Praha
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Playing in their second successive World Grand Prix, the Czech Republic will be hoping to rediscover the magic touch that carried them to the gold medal in the 2012 European League under the leadership of coach Carlo Parisi. That victory, achieved with a 3-0 win over Bulgaria in the final, brought back memories of the days when, playing as Czechoslovakia, they were a force to be reckoned with. The team won a string of medals, including gold in 1955 in the European Championship and bronzes in the World Championships of 1952 and 1960.

Until 2012, the European Championship bronze they claimed in 1997 was the solitary medal they had won since the Czech/Slovak split in 1993. They finished 14th in their World Grand Prix debut last year and will be hoping that the present generation of players can write a new chapter in the nation’s volleyball history this year. Aneta Havlickova, who was named MVP in that European League success, will be a key player.

Coach profile

Carlo Parisi made an immediate impact following his appointment as Czech Republic coach in February 2012, leading the team to a first ever victory in the European League and thereby qualifying for their debut campaign at the World Grand Prix last year when they finished in 14th place. 

A coach for more than two decades at club level in his native Italy, he has mentored Yamamay Busto Arsizio to unprecedented success in recent seasons. The team won the 2010 CEV Cup, claimed the trophy again two years later along with a first national league title, then followed that in 2013 by lifting the Italian Super Cup and taking the bronze medal in the European Champions League.