FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 ARG / Argentina - Team Composition

 
Team manager RIZZONE Facundo
Head coach BARRIAL Juan Manuel
Assistant coach GROSSI Alejandro
Doctor
Therapist / trainer TROLLA Carlos
Journalist LEZA German
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Gabriel Arroyo ARROYO 03.03.1977 194 95 352 327
  2   Ivan Castellani Castellani 19.01.1991 196 82 336 320
  3 Martín Blanco Costa Blanco C. 16.12.1985 202 98 346 334
  4   Lucas Ocampo Ocampo 20.03.1986 196 100 335 318
  5 Nicolás Uriarte Uriarte 21.03.1990 192 82 346 326
  6   Cristian Poglajen POGLAJEN 14.07.1989 195 93 346 320
  7 Facundo Conte Conte 25.08.1989 198 90 350 326
  8   Mariano Giustiniano GIUSTINIANO 04.04.1986 189 91 335 318
  C 9 Rodrigo Quiroga Quiroga 23.03.1987 190 86 345 321
  10   Nicolas Bruno BRUNO 24.02.1989 187 83 338 308
  11 Sebastian Solé Sole 12.06.1991 202 88 350 328
  12   Federico Pereyra Pereyra 19.06.1988 200 99 335 325
  13 Federico Martina Martina 02.11.1992 202 92 350 320
  14   Pablo Crer Crer 12.06.1989 205 78 350 330
  15 Luciano De Cecco De Cecco 02.06.1988 194 89 333 315
  L 16   Alexis González GONZALEZ A. 21.07.1981 184 83 321 300
  17 Maximiliano Cavanna Cavanna 02.07.1988 185 79 314 300
  L 18   Franco López Lopez 04.02.1989 187 79 320 300
  19 Maximiliano Gauna Gauna 29.04.1989 197 93 338 320
  20   Guillermo García GARCIA 21.09.1983 193 92 352 340
  21 Pablo Bengolea Bengolea 08.05.1986 197 93 345 320
  L 22   Facundo Santucci SANTUCCI 06.03.1987 186 86 320 305
  23 Guido Romanutti ROMANUTTI 19.09.1987 196 80 352 338
  24   Demián González Gonzalez 21.02.1983 192 81 328 318
  25 Gustavo Scholtis SCHOLTIS 16.12.1982 206 87 358 338
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Javier Weber, in his fourth year as coach, continues to bring growth to Argentina. They qualified to the 2011 World League Finals and finished in a very creditable fourth place (Argentina’s best ever World League result) after a semifinal loss to Brazil and bronze medal match loss to Poland. They also lost to Brazil in the final of last year’s South American Championship.

Argentina had a historic 2009, with a strong campaign in the World League (fifth), qualification for the World Championship and a runner-up finish in the South American Championship. The South Americans hosted the 2010 World League Finals before Weber reorganized the team at last year's World Championship, putting faith in his young players, and the move paid off as they finished ninth. Facundo Conte shone and Rodrigo Quiroga easily slotted into the captain's role. Luciano De Cecco surprised with wonderful setting, Alexis González showed that he deserved his place as libero and supporting them were Lucas Ocampo, Federico Pereyra, Pablo Crer and the very young Sebastian Solé.

Previous key results include a bronze medal at the World Championships in Buenos Aires in 1982, bronze at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, while in the Pan American Games, they have earned one gold and three bronze medals.

Coach profile

Javier Weber became Argentina coach in 2009. With 613 caps as a setter for Argentina (1985-2002) Weber played in some of their greatest triumphs, including bronze at the 1988 Olympics, gold at the 1995 Pan Am Games, and three Olympic and five World Championship campaigns. Weber found coaching success in Brazil’s Superliga (2002) before returning to Argentina in 2006 to lead Bolivar to two national league titles. Under Weber’s guidance this year Argentina finished an historic fourth in the World League and second in the South American Championship.