Italy - Serie A1 2019/20

  • Washington is a better MB1 and Bonifacio is a better MB2. Chirichella can play both. I guess Larvalini would probably rotate three of them. But Chirichella will always start in important matches.

  • So will be the main starting MB on Novara? It will be a situation very similar to this year’s Conegliano in DeKruif, Ogbogu and Folie.


    I cant see a Chirichella and Washington Duo because they’re basically the same player (better at attacking off one foot) but Bonafacio is just too good to keep off the court from what I have seen of her... Will Lavarini rotate them? I assume Chirichella has to play most of the time because she’s Italian the capris.

    Washington has a slide-D-like attack but in front of the setter. If Novara can utilize that in rotations warranting that as an MB1, Chirichella-Washington is feasible.

  • So will be the main starting MB on Novara? It will be a situation very similar to this year’s Conegliano in DeKruif, Ogbogu and Folie.


    I cant see a Chirichella and Washington Duo because they’re basically the same player (better at attacking off one foot) but Bonafacio is just too good to keep off the court from what I have seen of her... Will Lavarini rotate them? I assume Chirichella has to play most of the time because she’s Italian the capris.

    I think Novara will play the important matches with Chrichella - Washington as their middle blockers. I would prefer Bonifacio over Chirichella though.

    In Italian league it could be possible they will play with Bonifacio - Chirichella, when Herbots - Daalderop will work better than Herbots- Bosetti so they have maximum of 4 foreigners on court.

  • LVF TV is showing 2001 Playoff final Reggio Calabria vs Bergamo right now...so many great players :obey:


    Gioli and Piccinini were so young but already classy in their playing style.... and I loved the way Zetova hit the ball :cheesy: And what to say about Artamonova.. she was simply amazing, one of the best volleyball players ever.


    Here is the link for those who missed it:

    https://www.facebook.com/legav…/videos/2333083320328913/

  • Big big thanks.


    Why Anna Vania Mello did not play in NT after 2002?


    She had some arguments with coach Bonitta and also with Italian Federation.

    She retired from volleyball in 2004 when she was just 25 yo.. and she was one of the best MBs in the world at that time (old school MB who had all around skills such as passing and could play also as OH/OPP).

    Then she came back in 2007 but in 2009 she retired again. Such a pity.