The other two starters who decided to stay in Polish powerhouse Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle also next season are both members of the United States Volleyball National Team.
CEV Champions League finalist and titleholders ZAKSA announced that David Smith and Erik Shoji will stay in the club for one more season.
David Smith came in Plusliga in 2016, and the Kędzierzyn-Koźle side is his fourth in Poland. However, it was only ZAKSA in which the middle player decided to stay for more than one season. He joined the club before 2019/20, so the current season is the third that he spends there. During this time, he won several significant titles: the Polish Cup (2021, 2022), the Super Cup (2019, 2020), and the Champions League (2021).
For libero Shoji, this season is the first in Poland, and it is already very successful, as he won the Polish Cup, he advanced to the Super Finals of the CEV Champions League, and the semi-finals of the PlusLiga playoff.
Recall that recently other 3 starters extended their contract with the Polish club….