Germany - VBL 1. Bundesliga 2018/2019

  • Volleyball magazine reports, that Irina Kemmsies retires in her young age from professional volleyball - NT head coach Felix Koslowski will try her to get back after one year break into this business anyway. Her retirement will respective would be a big loss for German volleyball, because there are not too many decent setters (safe for other positions, where we have also not that many options...)

    She was indeed a good prospect! What's the reason that youngsters quit volleyball at such early age? First Silge and now Kemmsies:teach:

  • She was indeed a good prospect! What's the reason that youngsters quit volleyball at such early age? First Silge and now Kemmsies:teach:

    Both mentions in the magazine didn't refer to a reason, so I think, that the usual factors apply: no good perspective (after leaving Wiesbaden she didn't make any new, interesting contract), relatively low income compared to the possibilites, they have studying and working regularly, the relatively high load... (they have to care for later income anyway, because nearly no one can manage to make enough money opposed to male soccer players).

  • Volleyball magazine reports, that Irina Kemmsies retires in her young age from professional volleyball - NT head coach Felix Koslowski will try her to get back after one year break into this business anyway. Her retirement will respective would be a big loss for German volleyball, because there are not too many decent setters (safe for other positions, where we have also not that many options...).

    It's not really a surprise after the last months

  • Both mentions in the magazine didn't refer to a reason, so I think, that the usual factors apply: no good perspective (after leaving Wiesbaden she didn't make any new, interesting contract), relatively low income compared to the possibilites, they have studying and working regularly, the relatively high load... (they have to care for later income anyway, because nearly no one can manage to make enough money opposed to male soccer players).


    I heard she got her studies and pro volleyball under one roof. The same as Wiebke Silge

  • I watched yesterday the friendly Stuttgart vs. Mulhouse, and as often this early time, reliably is not at best on both sides now. Considering the many (trial) changes and missing three players by Stuttgart (Wilhyte, Poll and Kästner) and that Roosa Keskelo didn't play (Cesar did), because being here for just a few days now, lacking common training sessions therefore, this was overall not bad, leading 2:0 in sets and finally winning the tie-break after one of the "patented" long sets (30:32) as well as Mulhouse seems better to me than last season, when they were third in France behind Béziers and Cannes. - It will be interesting to see, how this will work out both in Germany and France, the last now joined by Volero Le Cannet...

  • Injury worries even before the start of the season:


    In Erfurt, their top transfer Noora Kosonen suffered ACL tear and is done for the season. They're currently checking options for signing a replacement.


    In Schwerin, Marie Schölzel's ankle injury is quite serious. The first doctor who examined her in the hospital even said she can't play volleyball anymore at all, but eventually it's not that bad. She has torn ligaments and also damage to the bone, so she needs to wear a special "shoe" (such a big plastic thing) for 6 weeks and then slowly needs to rehab. I don't expect her to be back on court before January.

  • And Dresden joins the list: Piia Korhonen still hasn't recovered from the ankle injury she suffered in EL F4 (that's almost 4 months ago :what:) and is going to miss the beginning of the season at least.

    The load for the players is too high, I think: playing for clubs and NTs both eliminates essentially any time of rest.

  • Some days ago there was a short TV report about Aachen's pre-season and there also were some snippets of training footage, and Ivona Svobodnikova is practising with the team. No word about a possible transfer nor any hint on social media so far, so I just state it as it is. I didn't see Krista DeGeest in the video, but then it was impossible to spot all players in the background exactly; but Lisa Gründing and Madi Farrell were there, so unless anything happened to DeGeest there'd be no need for Aachen to sign another MB. Maybe Svobodnikova just helps in practise in order to stay in shape...

  • Krista's international transfer for PTSV Aachen is on USA Volleyball list. She's there, don't worry.

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