Italy women's national volleyball team

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Association Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian)
Confederation CEV
Head coach Marco Mencarelli
FIVB ranking 4 (as of October 7, 2013)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 4 (First in 2000)
Best result 5th (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1978)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (2002)
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Italy women's national volleyball team
Medal record
World Championship
Gold 2002 Germany Team
World Cup
Gold 2007 Japan Team
Gold 2011 Japan Team
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold 2009 Tokyo/Fukuoka Team
European Championship
Gold 2007 Belgium/Luxembourg Team
Gold 2009 Poland Team
Silver 2001 Bulgaria Team
Silver 2005 Croatia Team
Bronze 1989 Sweden Team
Bronze 1999 Italy Team
FIVB World Grand Prix
Silver 2004 Reggio Calabria Team
Silver 2005 Sendai Team
Bronze 2006 Reggio Calabria Team
Bronze 2007 Ningbo Team
Bronze 2008 Yokohama Team
Bronze 2010 Ningbo Team
Mediterranean Games
Gold 1979 Split Team
Gold 1983 Casablanca Team
Gold 1991 Athens Team
Gold 1997 Bari Team
Gold 2001 Tunis Team
Gold 2009 Pescara Team
Silver 1975 Algiers Team
Bronze 1987 Latakia Team
Bronze 2005 Almeria Team
The women's national team with the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

The Italy women's national volleyball team is the national team of Italy that takes part in international volleyball competitions. It is governed by the Federazione Italiana di Pallavolo (FIPAV). The team's biggest victories were the Gold Medal at the 2002 FIVB Women's World Championship, being the first team to break the domination of Russia, Cuba, China and Japan; the 2007 and the 2011 World Cup, winning 21 out of the 22 matches in both tournaments.

Palmarès[edit]

Competition 1 2 3 Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 1 0 0 1
European Championship 2 2 2 6
Universiade 2 0 0 2
Mediterranean Games 6 1 2 9
Total 11 3 4 18

Current Squad[edit]

The following is the Italian roster in the women's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Head coach: Massimo Barbolini

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
3 Croce, PaolaPaola Croce 6 March 1978 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 52 kg (115 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 265 cm (104 in) Italy Liu·Jo Modena
5 Rondon, GiuliaGiulia Rondon 16 October 1987 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 280 cm (110 in) Italy ICOS Crema
6 De Gennaro, MonicaMonica De Gennaro (L) 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 270 cm (110 in) Italy Scavolini Pesaro
8 Barazza, JennyJenny Barazza 24 July 1981 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in) Italy Liu·Jo Modena
9 Bosetti, CaterinaCaterina Bosetti 2 February 1994 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 299 cm (118 in) 281 cm (111 in) Italy MC-Carnaghi Villa Cortese
12 Piccinini, FrancescaFrancesca Piccinini 10 January 1979 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 279 cm (110 in) Italy Norda Foppapedretti Bergamo
13 Arrighetti, ValentinaValentina Arrighetti 26 January 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 294 cm (116 in) 280 cm (110 in) Italy Norda Foppapedretti Bergamo
14 Lo Bianco, EleonoraEleonora Lo Bianco (C) 22 December 1979 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 287 cm (113 in) 273 cm (107 in) Turkey Galatasaray
15 Del Core, AntonellaAntonella Del Core 5 November 1980 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 296 cm (117 in) 279 cm (110 in) Russia Fakel Novyj Urengoj
16 Bosetti, LuciaLucia Bosetti 9 July 1989 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 306 cm (120 in) 286 cm (113 in) Italy MC-Carnaghi Villa Cortese
17 Gioli, SimonaSimona Gioli 17 September 1977 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 307 cm (121 in) 283 cm (111 in) Russia Fakel Novyj Urengoj
18 Costagrande, CarolinaCarolina Costagrande 15 October 1980 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 291 cm (115 in) China Guangdong Evergrande

3 times World Champions[edit]

Year Games Host Runners-up 3rd place
2002 14th World Championship Germany Germany  United States  Russia
2007 10th World Cup Japan Japan  Brazil  United States
2011 11th World Cup Japan Japan  United States  China

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]