Patriarca to play for Italy: “Thank you Verona”

Mauro Berruto made official the list of 25 players that will be in the Italian National team in 2012 and among them there is Stefano Petriarca.

“I am absolutely made up – said Patriarca – I was called last year and really wanted to be part of it again. It was very important for me to make the 25, we know how difficult it is”.

Setters: Dragan Travica (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Dante Boninfante (M.Roma Volley), Michele Baranowicz (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo), Marco Falaschi (Bcc-Nep Castellana Grotte). Outside hitter: Michal Lasko (KS Jastrzêbski Wêgiel), Giulio Sabbi (M.Roma Volley),Luca Vettori (Club Italia). Middle Blockers: Luigi Mastrangelo (Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo), Alessandro Fei (Sisley Belluno), Simone Buti (Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza), Emanuele Birarelli (Itas Diatec Trentino), Stefano Patriarca (Marmi Lanza Verona), Giorgio De Togni (Sisley Belluno), Enrico Cester (Andreoli Latina). Spiker: Cristian Savani (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Simone Parodi (Lube Banca Marche Macerata),Ivan Zaytsev (M.Roma Volley), Jiri Kovar (Lube Banca Marche Macerata), Gabriele Maruotti (M.Roma Volley), Samuele Papi (Copra Elior Piacenza), Francesco De Marchi (Fidia Padova), Filippo Lanza (Itas Diatec Trentino). Liberi: Andrea Giovi (Energy Resources San Giustino), Andrea Bari (Itas Diatec Trentino), Salvatore Rossini (Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza).