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TEAM COMPOSITION

 POL / Poland - Team Composition

 
Team manager KASPRZYK Jacek
Head coach SWIDEREK Alojzy
Assistant coach POPIK Wieslaw
Doctor GACA Michal
Therapist / trainer KOSSAKOWSKI Szymon
Journalist WOJTANIA Marcin
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Anna Podolec Podolec 30.10.1985 193 71 318 305
  L 2   Krystyna Strasz Strasz 24.07.1987 165 55 0 252
  3 Karolina Rozycka Rozycka 28.06.1985 183 68 305 284
  4   Izabela Belcik Belcik 29.11.1980 185 65 304 292
  5 Berenika TOMSIA TOMSIA (Okuniewska) 18.03.1988 188 72 310 302
  6   Agnieszka Bednarek-Kasza Bednarek-Kasza 20.02.1986 185 71 310 295
  7 Joanna Kaczor Kaczor 16.09.1984 191 64 305 290
  C 8   Katarzyna Skorupa Skorupa 16.09.1984 183 69 302 296
  9 Ewelina Sieczka Sieczka 26.01.1988 182 68 308 280
  10   Kinga Kasprzak Kasprzak 12.06.1987 188 76 310 295
  11 Anna Werblinska Werblinska 14.05.1984 178 66 308 292
  12   Izabela Kowalinska Kowalinska 23.02.1985 186 77 300 283
  L 13 Paulina Maj Maj 22.03.1987 166 58 277 255
  14   Joanna Wolosz Wolosz 07.04.1990 181 65 303 281
  15 Katarzyna Gajgal Gajgal 21.09.1981 190 85 300 287
  16   Elzbieta Skowronska Skowronska 06.07.1983 183 71 305 280
  17 Katarzyna Skowronska-Dolata Skowronska K. 30.06.1983 189 75 314 296
  18   Maja Tokarska Tokarska 22.02.1991 193 72 303 292
  19 Monika Martalek Martalek 14.05.1990 187 72 310 289
  20   Klaudia Kaczorowska Kaczorowska 20.12.1988 184 68 303 281
  21 Paulina GLAZ GLAZ 04.01.1994 184 72 303 287
  22   Zuzanna CZYZNIELEWSKA Czyznielewska 24.04.1992 186 69 300 279
  23 Iga CHOJNACKA CHOJNACKA 21.04.1994 183 68 300 280
  24   Agnieszka Kakolewska Kakolewska 17.10.1994 197 75 309 295
  25 Dorota Wilk Wilk 28.04.1988 178 66 290 0
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Polish women’s team was founded in 1947 and they earned Olympic bronze medals in 1964 and 1968. But the last three decades have been less successful.

Things changed in 2003 when Ryszard Andrzej Niemczyk was welcomed back as coach after a break of 26 years, bringing a renewed spirit to the team.

The Poles pulled off a huge surprise at the 2003 European Championships, toppling hosts Turkey in straight sets in the final. Malgorzata Glinka was honoured as Best Scorer, while captain Magdalena Sliwa was named Best Setter.

Poland defended their European title in 2005 but then encountered problems, with coach Niemczyk having to retire due to health problems.

He was succeeded by Marco Bonitta and in May 2008 Poland qualified for the Olympics for the first time in 30 years.

Under Jerzy Matlak, the Poles took bronze at the 2009 European Championship and finished a creditable eighth at the 2010 World Championship, their best placing since the 1970s.
Coach profile

Alojzy Swiderek played with a number of top Polish clubs, winning a Polish Championship medal in 1975. In 1981, he was named Player of the Year by Przeglad Sportowy. He played 34 times for Poland. In 2001, as an assistant coach to Andrzej Niemczyk, the Polish women’s team won their first gold medal at the European Championship. In 2006, while assisting Raul Lozano, the Polish men’s team took silver at the World Championship. Meanwhile, he coached Winiary Kalisz to the Polish Championship in 2005. On Dec. 6, 2006, he was awarded the Cavalier's Cross of Merit for outstanding achievements in the development of Polish sport.