WiMORE Salsomaggiore announces the arrival of Marco Cantagalli, who in the next season will abandon his libero role to resume playing as a spiker as he did at the beginning of his career. Born on May 15, 2002 in Reggio Emilia, son of the former national team Luca and younger brother of the opposite Diego, found last year at Conad Volley Tricolore Reggio Emilia in Serie A2, he grew up in the youth sector of Modena Volley, with whom he participated in four B championships, where between February and March two years ago he also faced Parma as an opponent (15 points in the first leg at the PalaRaschi, 11 in the return match at the PalaPanini), then, after dedicating himself exclusively to beach volleyball in the season 2021/2022, the return to indoor volleyball in his hometown team that employed him as a libero on the second line. Now the new transformation into a band that convinced him to embrace the project of the Gialloblù club and to drop in category, remaining in Serie A anyway. “The proposal to be a spiker attracted me a lot, I immediately took it as a challenge because it is the role I like the most. I hope to be able to lend a hand to the team”.

What does the libero experience leave you in A2?

“It was a great experience, the first year in Serie A is always exciting. It has made me grow a lot on a personal level and from a technical point of view I have worked a lot on defense and reception, two fundamentals that I will also find again on the band”.

How did you spend the last season with your family?

“We have always lived about volleyball, we often talk about it at home. On the pitch it was difficult at the beginning because you have your eyes on you and working on the same team with your father and brother is not that simple. It was a bit of a peculiar situation but I have to say that I didn’t have any problems with my teammates.”

What are your resolutions for next year?

“It’s a great opportunity to show myself and others that spiker can be my role. I will always give my best from the first to the last training session and from the first to the last match, we are a very young and renewed team so it could take us some time to fuel up, but I am convinced that we can do well. The important thing will be the attitude, the desire to win and we will have to be good at never getting discouraged at the first difficulties”.

Could Parma be the ideal environment for young people?

“The club conveys a lot of serenity, believes in the group without putting too much pressure.