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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010

 GER / Germany - Team Composition

Team manager Mr. WILLNAT, Matthias
Head coach Mr. GUIDETTI, Giovanni
Assistant coach Mr. KOSLOWSKI, Felix
Doctor Mr. STREICH, Nikolaus
Therapist / trainer Mr.GALLARDO, Guillermo
Journalist Mr. VON RICHTHOFEN, Gottfried
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Lenka Dürr Dürr 10/12/1990 171 59 280 270 Dresdner SC
  2   Kathleen Weiß Weiss 2/02/1984 173 64 290 273 Igtisadchi Baku
  3 Denise Hanke Hanke 31/08/1989 183 73 297 284 SSC Palmberg Schwerin
  L 4   Kerstin Tzscherlich Tzscherlich 15/02/1978 179 72 295 282 Dresdner SC
  6 Saskia Hippe Hippe 16/01/1991 185 67 315 292 Olympiakos Piräus
  8   Kathy Radzuweit Radzuweit 2/03/1982 196 76 319 300 SC Potsdam
  9 Corina Ssuschke-Voigt Ssuschke 9/05/1983 189 75 310 298 Lokomotiv Baku
  10   Anne Matthes Matthes 30/04/1985 182 66 312 295 Dresdner SC
  C 11 Christiane Fürst Fürst 29/03/1985 193 80 323 307 Eczasibasi Istanbul
  12   Heike Beier Beier 9/12/1983 184 73 305 293 BKF Aluprof Bielsko Biala
  14 Margareta Kozuch Kozuch 30/10/1986 187 70 309 297 RebecchiNordameccanica Piacenz
  15   Maren Fromm Fromm 10/07/1986 184 68 303 295 Canakkale Belediyespor
  17 Lisa Thomsen Thomsen 20/08/1985 172 68 290 285 USC Münster
  18   Nadja Schaus Schaus 8/11/1984 187 66 305 295 Sigel Pallavolo Marsala
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

In 2006 Italian Giovanni Guidetti took over as coach of Germany from South Korean Hee Wan Lee, who had been in charge since 1999. With Guidetti at the helm the team practises up to seven hours a day – gruelling for even the most experienced professionals.

Progress has been slow but steady, and after finishing 11th at the 2006 FIVB World Championship in Japan, Germany successfully qualified for the 2008 and 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix after missing the event in 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately they failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing by losing the qualifying semi- final to world champions Russia in Halle, Germany.

Following that disappointment, however, the team went from strength to strength. In 2009 they qualified for the 2010 World Championship, remaining undefeated against the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Slovenia. And at the FIVB World Grand Prix, captained by Christiane

Fürst, they matched their best ranking of 2002 with a third-place finish and again qualified for the semifinals of the European Championship in Poland. Unfortunately they were defeated twice and their fantastic year didn’t finish with a medal. The following year’s FIVB World Grand Prix was also a bitter disappointment with the side dropping to ninth.

Germany, ranked 15th in the world, are confident of a good FIVB Women’s World Championship campaign, with the aim of potentially repeating their 1994 performance when they finished fifth as the side continues to look towards the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Coach profile

Giovanni Guidetti has been national coach of Germany since 2006, guiding them to qualification to this year’s World Championship as well as third place at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix, equaling their best position at the tournament.

The Italian has coached over 1,000 matches and has had previous experience coaching the USA B team and Bulgaria. He is also currently the coach of Turkish club Istanbul.


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