Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata

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Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata
Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata 02 - FIVB World Championship European Qualification Women Łódź January 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Katarzyna Ewa Skowrońska-Dolata
Nationality Polish
Born (1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 33)
Warszawa, Poland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Spike 317 cm (125 in)
Block 302 cm (119 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite spiker / Wing Spiker
Current team Italy Foppapedretti Bergamo
Number 18
Years Teams
Poland Skra Warszawa
Poland SMS PZPS Sosnowiec
Poland AZS AWF Danter Poznań
Poland Nafta-Gaz Piła
Italy Vicenza Volley
Italy Asystel Novara
Italy Scavolini Pesaro
Turkey Fenerbahçe Istanbul
China Guangdong Evergrande
Azerbaijan Rabita Baku
Poland Impel Wrocław
Italy Foppapedretti Bergamo
National team
2003–2016  Poland
Last updated: 14 May 2016

Katarzyna Ewa Skowrońska-Dolata (born 30 June 1983) is a female Polish volleyball player, a member of Poland women's national volleyball team and Italian club Foppapedretti Bergamo, double European Champion (2003, 2005), gold medalist of Italian, Turkish, Chinese and Azeri national championships.

Personal life[edit]

Skowrońska was born in Warszawa, Poland. On June 17, 2006 married to Jakub Dolata, who is her manager.

Skowrońska as a player of Scavolini Pesaro in 2010.


She became interested in volleyball as a teenager, when she saw her brother, who began to train this sport. She began her career as an attacker at the club Skra Warszawa, where her coach was Teofil Czerwiński. As a 15 years old Skowrońska went to the School of Sports Championship Polish Volleyball Federation in Sosnowiec and started to play as a middle blocker. Her first success when she was a student of this school was the gold medal of Cadet European Championship 1999 and Junior European Championship 2000. In 2003 debuted in Polish national team. In year of her debut she won a title of European Champion 2003 in Ankara, Turkey.[1] In 2001-2003 was a player of AZS AWF Danter Poznań and won with this club a silver medal of Polish Championship in season 2002/2003. Then after two seasons 2003-2005 in Polish club Nafta-Gaz Piła and winning a bronze medal of Polish Championship 2004/2005 she moved to Italian League to Vicenza Volley, where spent season 2005/2006. In 2005 Polish natioan team repeated success from 2003 and Skowrońska won the second title of European Champion 2005 in Zagreb, Croatia. For her sport achievements, she received the Golden Cross of Merit in 2005 by Aleksander Kwaśniewski.[2] In 2007 Skowrońska achieve a title of Best Scorer in FIVB World Cup despite the fact that Poland has not won a qualifications for the Olympic Games.[3][4] In 2007/2008 won a bronze medal of CEV Champions League and a title of Best Scorer in this tournament with Asystel Novara. In 2008 played at Olympic Games 2008, but Polish women's national team was eliminated in the group stage. In 2008-2010 played for Italian Scavolini Pesaro. In 2008/2009 won a SuperCup 2008, Italian Cup and her first title of Italian Champion. In 2009/2010 won SuperCup 2009 and a second title of Italian Champion with the same team. Season 2010/2011 spent in Turkish Fenerbahçe Acıbadem Istanbul.[5][6] Katarzyna won the 2010 FIVB World Club Championship, played in Doha, Qatar. She earned the Most Valuable Player and the Best Scorer awards.[7] Skowrońska won the bronze medal with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem at the CEV Champions League 2010/2011. In the same season won a title of Turkish Champion.[8] In 2011 moved to Chinese club - Guangdong Evergrande. With this club won a title of Chinese Champion 2011/2012, silver medal of Chinese Championship 2012/2013 and Asian Club Championship 2013. In 2013 moved to Azeri Rabita Baku.[9] She won the bronze medal of the CEV Champions League 2013/2014 after losing match (0-3) against Russian Dinamo Kazan in the semifinals, but defeating 3-0 to the Turkish Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul in the third place match.[10][11] Skowrońska won a title of Azeri Champion 2013/2014 after winning match 3-0 against Baki-Azeryol[12] and Skowrońska was Best Scorer and Most Valuable Player of the final series.[13][14] In March 2014 Skowrońska-Dolata signed a new one-year contract with Rabita.[15] In season 2013/2014 she achieved title of Azeri Champion and bronze medal of CEV Champions League.

In May 2015 she signed a contract with Polish club Impel Wrocław. She came back to Polish league after 10 years.[16] She took part in 1st edition of European Games. In semi final her national team beat Serbia and qualified to final match.[17] On June 27, 2015 Poland was beaten by Turkey and Skowrońska-Dolata with her team mates achieved silver medal.[18]

Sporting achievements[edit]

CEV Champions League[edit]

FIVB Club World Championship[edit]

Asian Club Championship[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]


State awards[edit]


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Poland Małgorzata Glinka
Best Scorer of
FIVB World Cup

Succeeded by
Dominican Republic Bethania de la Cruz
Preceded by
Belgium Virginie De Carne
Best Scorer of
CEV Champions League

Succeeded by
Russia Ekaterina Gamova
Preceded by
Best Scorer of
FIVB World Club Championship

Succeeded by
Croatia Nataša Osmokrović
Preceded by
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Club Championship

Succeeded by
Croatia Nataša Osmokrović