Volleyball has been booming in Poland over the last decades. The record attendance of 66,000 spectators at the opening games of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship as well as at the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championships are the proof.
While the men’s team reached the top in 2014 with their 2nd gold medal game at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, the women’s team could not match the success of the men’s team in the last decade.
Since their back-to-back title charge at the 2005 CEV European Volleyball Championship, the Poles have merely claimed one bronze medal at the 2009 CEV European Volleyball Championship. Polish Volleyball fans had to accept another setback as their heroines missed out on the chance to qualify to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Japan.
Therefore, the Polish national team are eager to come back stronger from this setback and return to winning ways. Jacek Nawrocki’s squad want to use their 7th participation at the Montreux Volley Masters well as the participation in the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League as a kick-starter for future success.
And the Poles have everything they need for the upcoming challenges in the 2018 Montreux Volley Masters as well as the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Coach Jacek Nawrocki can count on a good mix of experienced veterans and aspiring youngsters. While captain Joanna Wolosz and middle blocker Zuzanna Efimienko are the cornerstones of the Polish squad, rising stars like Malwina Szmarzek are poised to earn their spurs in international Volleyball.