Germany NT 2019

  • Felix Koslowski announced 26 players for NT season this summer. He also said that some young players declined the invitation and that this has become more and more a problem over the last few years and that they have to analyse how they can make playing for NT more attractive for all players again. Meanwhile, Lisa Thomsen will join the team as team manager this summer to improve the connection between players and staff even more.

    Training camp will start on 29 April, players that are still with their clubs will join later.


    Setters: Corinna Glaab, Denise Hanke, Denise Imoudu, Pia Kästner

    OPP: Kimberly Drewniok, Louisa Lippmann, Emilia Weske, Nele Barber (also OH), Luisa Keller (also OH)

    OH: Lina Alsmeier, Jennifer Geerties, Anne Hölzig, Hanna Orthmann, Jana-Franziska Poll, Lena Stigrot

    MB: Josepha Bock, Lisa Gründing, Selma Hetmann, Marie Schölzel, Leonie Schwertmann, Celin Stöhr, Camilla Weitzel, Natalie Wilczek

    L: Linda Bock, Lenka Dürr, Anna Pogany


    Among those players there are 11 with no NT experience yet and 8 of them are from the 2000/01 generation. I like it a lot that Koslowski invests in the future already now because there are a lot of talented girls who might not play a big role yet this summer but can be important players in a few years.

  • I think Emma Cyris definitely got an invitation as well, and from the a little less young players I could imagine that Juliane Langgemach and Lisa Stock might have been invited, maybe also Julia Schaefer. According to Stuttgart's management Annie Cesar was hoping to be invited but Koslowski did not call her. I think it wouldn't harm to have her there, at least for training purposes.

  • Setters: Corinna Glaab, Denise Hanke, Denise Imoudu, Pia Kästner

    OPP: Kimberly Drewniok, Louisa Lippmann, Emilia Weske, Nele Barber (also OH), Luisa Keller (also OH)

    OH: Lina Alsmeier, Jennifer Geerties, Anne Hölzig, Hanna Orthmann, Jana-Franziska Poll, Lena Stigrot

    MB: Josepha Bock, Lisa Gründing, Selma Hetmann, Marie Schölzel, Leonie Schwertmann, Celin Stöhr, Camilla Weitzel, Natalie Wilczek

    L: Linda Bock, Lenka Dürr, Anna Pogany

    Who will the starting MBs in important matches?

    Lisa Gründing + Camilla Weitzel? Will Marie Schölzel back in shape?


    For the other positions, the starting line-up is relatively fixed.

  • Marie Schölzel made a good impression towards the end of this season so I expect her to be back at full force in NT summer. I'm not sure if Weitzel is ready yet to be starter, but I hope she gets a lot of court time to gain experience. I guess Schölzel-Gründing-Weitzel will be the MBs, possibly Schwertmann as 4th option.

    And yes, the other positions are pretty much certain. Hanke, Lippmann, Geerties, Orthmann, Dürr should be the starting line-up.


    By the way, Irina Kemmsies returns on court next season in Kanti Schaffhausen, so after all she didn't retire for good. I hope we can see her back in NT next summer maybe...

  • Marie Schölzel made a good impression towards the end of this season so I expect her to be back at full force in NT summer. I'm not sure if Weitzel is ready yet to be starter, but I hope she gets a lot of court time to gain experience. I guess Schölzel-Gründing-Weitzel will be the MBs, possibly Schwertmann as 4th option.

    And yes, the other positions are pretty much certain. Hanke, Lippmann, Geerties, Orthmann, Dürr should be the starting line-up.

    MB is the weakest position for German NT. Hope the NT can build a strong duo.