ITA / Italy - Team Composition

Team manager Cecamore Enrico
Head coach Pieragnoli Luca
Assistant coach Paglialunga Marco
Doctor Lo Schiavo Alessandra
Therapist / trainer Cicerchia Valerio
Journalist Trozzi Marco
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Elena Perinelli Perinelli 27.06.1995 182 66 299 277 Fenera Chieri '76 SSDARL
  2   Giulia Carraro Carraro 25.07.1994 175 65 293 263 Volley S. Donà
  L 3 Eleonora Bruno Bruno 15.04.1994 180 60 295 258 Pol. Casciavola Pisa
  4   Monica Gobbi Gobbi 11.01.1994 191 76 304 286 Viva Villa Francavilla
  5 Ilaria Maruotti Maruotti 22.02.1994 183 61 306 283 Volley Ro Roma
  6   Martina Recine Recine 06.08.1994 174 64 292 260 ASD Pallavolo Macerata
  7 Alessia Fiesoli Fiesoli 25.05.1994 185 62 302 286 Pallavolo Calenzano
  8   Chiara Scacchetti Scacchetti 10.12.1995 175 67 290 276 Anderlini Modena
  9 Monica Lestini Lestini 13.01.1994 183 70 302 284 Volley Ro Roma
  10   Cristina Chirichella Chirichella 10.02.1994 191 79 322 304 Igor Gorgonzola Novara
  11 Eleonora Furlan Furlan 10.03.1995 189 77 315 300 Delta Despar Trento
  12   Laura Melandri Melandri 31.01.1995 184 60 305 236 Piacenza
  13 Nikki Sara Gombar Gombar 06.01.1994 180 64 305 286 Volley Ro Roma
  14   Caterina Chiara Bosetti Bosetti C 02.02.1994 179 62 310 292 Igor Gorgonzola Novara
  15 Giulia Mio Bertolo Mio Bertolo 24.05.1995 187 70 307 285 Volley Chions
  16   Beatrice Parrocchiale Parrocchiale 26.12.1995 168 59 286 258 Saugella Monza
  17 Chiara Ferrari Ferrari 03.03.1995 183 82 305 287 Anderlini Modena
  18   Miryam Fatime Sylla Sylla 08.01.1995 184 80 320 240 Imoco Volley Conegliano
  19 Anna Danesi Danesi 20.04.1996 195 78 316 296 Saugella Monza
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The history of the Italian Girl's National Youth Team "Cadette" is rather short, but prestigious. The first official event they participated in was the 1995 European Championships in Barcelona, where they took home the gold medal.

In the same year the team claimed bronze at the World Championships in France after losing to Japan in the semifinal.

In 1997, the team finished 5th at the Continental Championships in Puchov, Slovakia, and won bronze at the World Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In 2001, Cadette won the gold medal at the European Championships in Liberec, Czech Republic.

Two years later the team claimed silver at the European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and also finished second at the World Championships in Pila, Poland. They lost only one match in each tournament.

In 2005 the team captured bronze medals at the European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, and at the World Championships in Macau.

In 2007 the “azzurrine” get third place at European Championships in Brno and is ranked twelfth in the World Cup in Mexico. In 2009, for the third consecutive time the Italian girls get the bronze medal in the European Championships in Holland, while in the World Championships held in Thailand reached the eighth position. The year 2011 started very positively with silver medal at the European Championships in Turkey and the gold medal at the European Youth Olympic Festival, ever in Turkey.

Coach profile

Luca Pieragnoli was born in Pontedera (Pisa), September 15, 1962. In 1994 he joined the staff of the Italian Women’s team. During this experience, as assistant coach, he won the Youth European Championships in 1995 (Barcelona) and the Junior European Championships in 1996 (Ankara). In 1997 became part of the senior women's national team, coached by Julio Velasco, collecting fifth place at the World Championships in 1998 (Japan) and bronze at Euro 1999 in Rome. In 2001 he takes the technical guidance of Italian girls’ youth national team and won the European title in Liberec (2001), earning in the same year the fourth place at the World Championships in Croatia. In 2003 he leads the “azzurrine” to win two silver medal at the 2003 European Championships in Zagreb, and in the World Championships in Poland. His relationship with the national team stops in 2004 before returning as head coach of Italian girls’ youth national team in the summer of 2010. In 2011, with the “azzurrine” gets second place in Turkey at the European Championships, losing in the final against the home team. A few months later, again in Turkey wins the gold medal at the European Youth Olympic Festival, beating Serbia.