Croatia NT 2019

  • Croatia NT 2019


    Roster

    Coach: Daniele Santarelli

    OPP: Samanta Fabris, Barbara Dapic, Sanja Gamma (She played a lot as OH last year)

    S: Bernarda Brcic, Lara Stimac, Klara Peric (I'm hoping for this happend)

    OH: Karla Klaric, Lucija Mlinar, Katarina Pavicic, Natalia Tomic

    MB: Martina Samadan, Ema Strunjak, Beta Dumancic, Bozena Butigan

    L: Rene Sain, Nikolina Bozicevic



    I really don't know what to expect from our NT, I don't know in which level they are. Yeah they showed good performance at QT for ECH but their opponents weren't so strong.

    We have two very good players Samanta Fabris and Martina Samadan. We have great coach and We need to see how much He can affect at them as players. We already saw that He changed their way of playing. In last two matches MB were top scorers in the match. Brcic was using more MB than OH. But for higher level you need to have great reception and great reception and I don't believe that we have that, not yet.

    Klaric really surprised me with her reception. She was so stabile, She improved a lot. I don't like her attacking She is tall but not athletic at all. We don't have good OH next to her. So I would stick with Sanja Gamma(Popovic) next to her.


    I'm happy with our MB, I was saying before that Martina Samadan is gone shine because She is very strong attacker. The biggest potential is for me Bozena Butigan and I would gave her more chance than Beta Dumancic. I would even gave Strunjak more chance over Beta. Something is not right for me when It is comes for Beta.


    Brcic showed nice performance, at that is. She needs to be much faster as player to have good transition but She is to tall(192cm) for setter so I don't believe that She can change that all.

    Lara Stimac is very young setter I can tell a lot about her, She had her moment in last match and it was okey. Even though a lot of you guys don't agree with me I still believe that right now Klara Peric is the best setter that we have. She is performing really well in Slovenian team and in CEV competition. She knows how to play with MB and that is very important for Santarelli. I hopes that He will call her than He can decide is She good enough or not.


    When it comes to libero I'm choosing Bozicevic over Sain. Nikolina improved a lot at reception. I couldn't believe it that She is the same player before two years ago when her reception for libero was terrible but last year She played great in that part.



    Players that we have and they are not with NT: Matea Ikic (OH), Katarina Barun (OPP), Hana Čutura, Bernarda Cutuk(MB), Mia Jerkov(OH) and a lot of young girls that are in USA colleges( from the age of 18 till 22)

    I don't what happend with Ivana Milos (MB) Is she playing somewhere and Ana Starcevic(OH) too??

  • Ivana Milos -> ZOK RIjeka

    I don't know where Starcevic plays.


    Do you really think Peric is the best croatian setter? I saw her last time 2 years ago in Casalmagiore and she was just horrible. If I'm right Gibbemeyer had to replace her in Pomi once or twice and she played better than Peric :D

  • Saw in MEVZA match stats that Katarina Luketic is in action again for Mladost Zagreb as OPP. She was with the University of Texas (NCAA) squad for a little while, but then left (homesick??). Maybe she can be a (future) back-up for Fabris as well.

  • Saw in MEVZA match stats that Katarina Luketic is in action again for Mladost Zagreb as OPP. She was with the University of Texas (NCAA) squad for a little while, but then left (homesick??). Maybe she can be a (future) back-up for Fabris as well.

    I don't watch our league because it is bad but Katarina is nice and tall player I can't tell anything more about her...but what happend with "USA life" I don't know. She is not first one.

  • Saw in MEVZA match stats that Katarina Luketic is in action again for Mladost Zagreb as OPP. She was with the University of Texas (NCAA) squad for a little while, but then left (homesick??). Maybe she can be a (future) back-up for Fabris as well.


    Yes, Katarina come back in Zagreb. She has some problems when she is outside of home, before few years she went to Le Cannet but also stayed only few months. She is very good attacker, with lot of problems in defence and game understanding.

    Mladost had lot of good games in MEVZA last year and also this year, despite that is very young team. They win against all Slovenian teams and they are getting better and better. They have a lot of perspective girls, which have contributed in National Team. They work very hard, that is the only really proffesional team in Croatia, and they didn't lost any game in Croatia for two years. I agree, league is not so good, but this team and this players have good future.


    If I can comment this "list" of crovolley, "list" is without any source or something. As I know, coach Santarelli see things lot different, so don't take this personal list as something credible.

  • No this is not official list. This is are players who I see who can or will be in NT. Their is no many options anyway...

    Maybe I would add Laura Milos (OH) I think She has or will end Her USA college journey very soon.

    Laura Milos ended colleague last year. She is now in Charleroi (BEL).

    Please, don't write about this if you don't have full information. In this way, it is really unappropriate and not credible, as I said.