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New Poland coach brings back Miros and Pycia to Volleyball team

Poland's Sylwia Pycia (R)
Poland's Sylwia Pycia (R). Franck Robichon/EPA
New Polish coach Jacek Nawrocki has brought back two ex-European champions to his Volleyball team.

Nawrocki has named his preliminary 32-player roster for the 2015 Volleyball national team summer, which will include the Baku 2015 European Games, the European Championship, Europa League and World Grand Prix tournaments.

Nawrocki was able to convince 2003 European champions Anna Miros and Sylwia Pycia to come back to the national team after very long breaks. Also back after missing the previous season are Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata, Anna Werblińska, Milena Radecka, Karolina Różycka and Agnieszka Bednarek-Kasza.

Werblińska and Bednarek-Kasza as well as Izabela Kowalińska and Aleksandra Krzos all played for Polish club Chemik Police, who hosted the 2014-15 CEV Women's Champions League Final Four and finished fourth. Also included on Nawrocki's team is setter Joanna Wołos, who helped Italian club Uendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio to reach the final of the 2014-15 CEV Women's Champions League.

The Polish preliminary roster also had several debutants including Aleksandra Trojan, Natalia Piekarczyk and Ewelina Tobiasz.

Here is the full players list:

Setters: Izabela Bełcik (PGE Atom Trefl Sopot) Joanna Wołosz (Uendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio), Milena Radecka (Foppapedretti Bergamo), Natalia Piekarczyk (Tauron Benimex MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza), Ewelina Tobiasz (KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski).

Opposite Hitters: Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata (Rabita Baku), Tamara Kaliszuk (Tauron Banimex MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza), Izabela Kowalińska (Chemik Police), Malwina Smarzek (SK bank Legionovia Legionowo), Katarzyna Zaroślińska, Anna Miros (both PGE Atom Trefl Sopot).

Middle Blockers: Agnieszka Bednarek-Kasza (Chemik Police), Agnieszka Kąkolewska (Impel Wrocław), Aleksandra Trojan (BKS Aluprof Bielsko-Biała), Aleksandra Sikorska, Gabriela Polańska, Sylwia Pycia (all Budowlani Łódź), Maja Tokarska (PGE Atom Trefl Sopot), Zuzanna Efimienko (PGE Atom Trefl Sopot).

Outside Hitters: Natalia Kurnikowska, Karolina Różycka (both Polski Cukier Muszynianka Muszyna), Elżbieta Skowrońska (Canakkale Belediye Spor), Anna Werblińska (Chemik Police), Klaudia Kaczorowska (PGE Atom Trefl Sopot), Ewelina Sieczka (Budowlani Łódź), Aleksandra Wójcik, Daria Paszek (both SK bank Legionovia Legionowo).

Liberos: Krystyna Strasz (Tauron Banimex MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza), Paulina Maj-Erwardt (Polski Cukier Muszynianka Muszyna), Aleksandra Krzos (Chemik Police), Agata Sawicka (Impel Wrocław), Agata Durajczyk (PGE Atom Trefl Sopot).


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