Federazione Italiana Pallavolo is the governing body for the Italian women’s volleyball team (FIPAV). Their most notable triumphs were the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, where they won 21 of 22 matches.
And the gold medal at the 2002 FIVB Women’s World Championship, where they were the first team to break the dominance of Russia, Cuba, China, and Japan.
Italy Women’s Volleyball Team Players 2021
It was announced on Thursday that Italy, the 2021 CEV EuroVolley women’s winners, had the most players selected to the All-Star team, with 2,000,000 votes cast by fans.
According to a video posted on the EuroVolley website, five “Azzurre” (Blue) players from the winning Italian squad were named to the tournament’s best team.
The Italian representatives on the 2021 EuroVolley All-Star squad will be setter Alessia Orro, middle blocker Anna Danesi, outside hitter Miriam Sylla, outside hitter Elena Pietrini, and libero Monica De Gennaro.
Tijana Boskovic, a Serbian opposite hitter, and Eda Erdem Dundar, a Turkish middle blocker, joined the Italians on the All-Star squad.
Also, 2021 EuroVolley MVP (Most Valuable Player) Paola Egonu, who is an Italian, was left from the squad. Italy defeated the EuroVolley 2021 hosts, Serbia, 3-1 on September 4.
Dundar led Turkey to a 3-0 victory over the Netherlands, securing third place and a medal for the country.
Egonu, De Gennaro and Chirichella Highlight Italy’s 2022 Roster
After announcing their 25-man roster for the Volleyball Nations League 2022, Italy are taking on the competition with all of their top players.
Star defender Paola Egonu is the leader of Mazzanti’s squad, which features nine of the twelve players that competed for their country in the Tokyo Olympics last year.
The 23-year-old batter will once again spearhead the Italian offence as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 2021.
The 35-year-old Monica de Gennaro, widely regarded as the best libero in the world, and the 24-year-old middle blocker Cristina Chirichella will spearhead the Italian defence, respectively.
After competing with their national teams in the Volleyball Nations League and the FIVB World Championship, the athletes have returned to their professional squads.
The Italian Serie A1 features many of the world’s greatest teams. There are 14 teams total, and many of them feature prominent Americans.