Piazza announces his team for Olympic Qualifiers in Berlin!
Roberto Piazza, the head coach of the Dutch Volleyball National Team, announced the roster for the Olympic qualifying tournament in Berlin, Germany.
The outside hitter Jelte Maan from VC Greenyard Maaseik, Belgium, has returned to the national team of the Netherlands and will play his first international game since 2015. The team has another returnee: the middle blocker Tim Smit, who missed the European Championship last summer due to an injury.
The outside hitter Gijs Jorna won’t be able to participate in the Qualifier because of the blockage in the vein of his artery for which he will undergo minor intervention followed by the recovery for a few weeks.
The 14-player roster of the Netherlands:
Gijs van Solkema (Lüneburg / GER)
Wessel Keemink (Budva / MNE)
Just Dronkers (Maaseik / BEL)
Nimir Abdelaziz (Milano / ITA)
Wouter ter Maat (Fenerbahçe / TUR)
Robbert Andringa (Olsztyn / POL)
Jelte Moon (Maaseik / BEL)
Thijs ter Horst (Ravenna / ITA)
Maarten van Garderen (Latina / ITA)
Ewoud Gommans (Chaumont / FRA)
Michael Parkinson (Poitiers / FRA)
Fabian Paste (Teruel / ESP)
Luuc van der Ent (Eltmann / GER)
Tim Smit (Aalst / BEL).