FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 ARG / Argentina - Team Composition

 
Team manager MILAN, Sergio
Head coach BASTIT, Horacio
Assistant coach GUILLAUME, Eduardo
Doctor SENES, Hugo
Therapist / trainer BETTI, Matias
Journalist FALABELLA, Hernan
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  L 1 Lucia Gaido Gaido 19.01.1988 164 53 278 265
  2   Josefina Fernandez Fernandez 17.08.1991 175 72 297 285
  3 Paula Yamila Nizetich Nizetich 27.01.1989 181 74 305 295
  4   Clarisa Sagardia Sagardia 29.06.1989 174 76 290 280
  5 Lucia Fresco Fresco 14.05.1991 195 92 308 297
  6   Luisina Yaccuzzi Yaccuzzi 12.06.1989 175 70 300 290
  7 Julieta Puntin Puntin 06.12.1989 182 73 302 287
  L 8   Tatiana Soledad Rizzo Rizzo 30.12.1986 178 64 288 275
  9 Camila Jersonsky Jersonsky 30.05.1991 181 68 305 289
  C 10   Emilce Sosa Sosa 11.09.1987 177 75 312 300
  11 Georgina Pinedo Pinedo 30.05.1981 180 64 312 290
  12   Graciela Allende Allende 07.10.1994 167 75 270 260
  13 Leticia Boscacci Boscacci 08.11.1985 186 70 304 294
  14   Florencia Carlotto Carlotto 14.10.1988 183 72 302 291
  15 Maria Sol Calvete Calvete 14.09.1994 179 65 295 283
  16   Florencia Natasha Busquets Reyes Busquets 27.06.1989 192 68 309 294
  17 Antonela Ayelen Curatola Curatola 23.10.1991 175 71 280 275
  18   Yael Castiglione Castiglione 27.09.1985 184 75 300 289
  19 Mariangeles Cossar Cossar 07.04.1990 177 70 290 280
  20   Marianela Garbari Garbari 13.11.1980 165 65 280 270
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Argentina women’s team has made a remarkable transformation in the past few years. They have had an unbroken nine-year run of competing at the Pan-American Cup, qualified for the Final Four twice and last year made their debut in the FIVB World Grand Prix, underlining the fine job coach Horacio Bastit has done.

The level of skill within the squad has improved immensely. In 2009 and 2011, Argentina were runners-up at the South American Championship behind Brazil, while the junior and youth teams have been equally successful at international level. After a good showing at the Pan-American Cup, the senior squad was awarded a spot in the FIVB World Grand Prix and its debut this year could not have been better, with players awarded for their dedication with victories over Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Argentina’s Pan American Cup performance (sixth) also saw them qualify for this year’s FIVB World Grand Prix and, after finishing as the unlucky runners-up at the South American Championship (due to Argentina’s world ranking they were ranked fifth out of the five continental runners-up. The best four five runners-up automatically qualified for Japan), they were handed a wild card entry for the FIVB World Cup where they finished 10th.

Coach profile

Horacio Bastit took charge of Argentina in 2008. Bastit became part of Argentine women’s volleyball history as coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires (1985-1999), winning two Argentine League crowns and finishing third at the 1997 South American Club Championship. Bastit is supported by assistant coach Eduardo Guillaume, who coaches the Argentina junior women’s team, and Guillermo Cáceres, coach of the Argentina girls’ youth squad.