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TEAM COMPOSITION


 POL / Poland

 
Team manager SZYSZKO Mariusz
Coach ANTIGA Stephane
Assistant coach BLAIN Philippe
Doctor SIKORA Tomasz
Physiotherapist BRANDT Pawel
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Piotr Nowakowski Nowakowski 18.12.1987 205 90 355 340 Trefl Gda?sk
  2   Wojciech Grzyb Grzyb 04.01.1981 205 104 360 340 LOTOS Trefl
  3 Dawid Konarski Konarski 31.08.1989 198 93 353 320 Jastrz?bski W?giel Jastrz?bie
  4   Jakub Jarosz Jarosz 10.02.1987 195 84 353 328 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  5 Grzegorz Pajak Pajak 01.01.1987 196 86 342 320 Effector
  6   Bartosz Kurek Kurek 29.08.1988 205 87 352 326 Stocznia Szczecin
  C 7 Karol Klos K?os 08.08.1989 201 87 357 326 PGE Skra Be?chatów
  8   Andrzej Wrona Wrona 27.12.1988 205 95 350 265 AZS Politechnika Warszawska
  9 Bartlomiej Boladz Boladz 28.09.1994 203 97 360 335 Cerrad
  10   Damian Wojtaszek Wojtaszek 07.09.1988 180 76 330 301 ONICO Warszawa
  11 Fabian Drzyzga Drzyzga 03.01.1990 196 90 325 304 VC Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
  12   Grzegorz Lomacz ?omacz 01.10.1987 187 80 335 315 PGE Skra Be?chatów
  13 Michal Kubiak Kubiak 23.02.1988 191 80 328 312 Osaka Panthers
  14   Marcin Walinski Walinski 24.10.1990 195 85 338 313 Transfer
  15 Piotr Gacek Gacek 16.09.1978 185 78 325 305 LOTOS Trefl
  16   Michal Kedzierski Kedzierski 09.08.1994 194 86 330 300 Cerrad
  17 Pawel Zatorski Zatorski 21.06.1990 184 73 328 304 ZAKSA K?dzierzyn Ko?le
  18   Marcin Mozdzonek Mozdzonek 09.02.1985 211 93 358 338 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  19 Szymon Romac Romac 01.10.1992 196 89 336 309 Cuprum
  20   Mateusz Mika Mika 21.01.1991 206 86 352 320 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  21 Rafal Buszek Buszek 28.04.1987 194 81 345 327 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  22   Bartosz Bednorz Bednorz 25.07.1994 201 84 350 315 Modena Volley
  23 Mateusz Bieniek Bieniek 05.04.1994 210 98 351 326 ZAKSA K?dzierzyn Ko?le
  24   Aleksander Sliwka ?liwka 24.05.1995 196 88 340 315 ZAKSA K?dzierzyn Ko?le
  25 Artur Szalpuk Szalpuk 20.03.1995 201 93 350 335 PGE Skra Be?chatów
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Poland were eliminated at the first stage of last year's World League as they finished bottom of Group 1 Pool A. Set ratio was their downfall, as they won six matches and lost six, the same as their pool rivals Italy, Iran and Brazil. They hosted and won the 2014 World Championship for the second time as passionate fans roared them onto victory in a spectacular tournament across Poland that opened in front of a crowd of 61,500 in Warsaw and ended in a 3-1 triumph over Brazil. They will be aiming to replicate that success under head coach Stephane Antiga, after a few years of relative mediocrity by their own high standards. The team pushed the top sides before finishing fifth at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but in 2013 they failed to qualify out of their first round pool at the World League and European Championship.
 
Poland boasts a long and vibrant volleyball tradition, with the national team having played an important role in the sport's development since their first appearance at the inaugural World Championship in 1949. The Poles dominated the international scene for several years in the mid-1970s. More recently, they won the bronze medal in the 2011 World League and followed that by claiming silver at the same year's World Cup.

Coach profile

Stephane Antiga led Poland's men's team to a historic gold medal in front of their home fans at the 2014 World Championships after signing a three-year agreement to coach the team in 2013. Antiga's coaching career follows a successful run as both an international and club player, featuring in teams across multiple countries. Suresnes-born Antiga represented his national team of France that won silver medals at the 2003 and 2009 European Championships, and in the 2006 World League. He also won a bronze medal with France at the 2002 World Championships. In club competitions he won league titles in France and Poland, along with Spain.