Italy’s Valentina Diouf Is Back On The List

Source: — Saturday, August 12, 2017
After a near 2 year absence with the national team, Valentine Diouf is back on Italy’s preliminary roster for the European Champs next month. DIOUF LOST HER THUNDER When Diouf first entered the national team about 4 years ago, she was dubbed the FUTURE of Italian volleyball but that is NO longer the case. The 18 year old PAOLA EGONU now owns that spotlight. THE BIG QUESTION IS Is Diouf READY or even OK with being the back-up opposite hitter to the great Paola Egonu? We shall wait and see. A post shared by valentinadiouf (@durbansmile) on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:18am PDT After a successful FIVB Grand Prix campaign with Italy winning the silver medal, Coach Davide Mazzanti has kept the same roster but added a few players including the 24 year old Diouf. Preliminary Roster: SETTERS: Ofelia Malinov Alessia Orro MIDDLE BLOCKERS: Sara Bonifacio Cristina Chirichella Anna Danesi Raphaela Folie OUTSIDE HITTERS: Caterina Bosetti Lucia Bosetti Sara Loda, Miriam Sylla Anastasia Guerra Valentina Tirozzi OPPOSITE HITTERS: Paola Egonu Indre Sorokaite Valentina Diouf LIBEROS: Monica De Gennaro Beatrice Parrocchiale A post shared by Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (@federazioneitalianapallavolo) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:51am PDT The 2017 Euro Volley will be from September 22nd – October 1st and co-hosted by Azerbaijan/Georgia. The last time Italy won this continental tourney was in 2009 and that was also the last time Italy won a European Championship medal …

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