Consoli with new faces

The 23/24 season is making itself heard even before leaving… After Vibo Valentia’s renunciation of Serie A and the jump of Catania – newly promoted from A3 – to take its place in the Superlega, Pineto (TE) will occupy the square vacant and to complete the starting grid of the A2, with Siena, Ortona and Aversa, which has purchased the rights to Bergamo.

Although the market is in turmoil following all these innovations, Atlantis has been moving for some time to secure some essential pieces and on Wednesday afternoon it began presenting them live at the headquarters of the Title sponsor Gruppo Consoli Spa, in via Achille Grandi.

After the announcement of the arrival of the opposite Klapwijk, here is a second master stroke: Roberto Cominetti is a blue-and-white spiker! 26 years old, three promotion finals in the last three years, with Taranto, Reggio Emilia and Bergamo, the Orobic band is a choice joyfully claimed by coach Zambonardi. “Roberto’s curriculum speaks for itself … He won two of those finals, one against us in 2021 and one the following year, in which he also won the Italian Cup with Reggio – confirms the coach -. Roberto is one of the most complete boys in A2, he has high-level shots and great potential in all fundamentals: he hits and receives very well, as well as attacking explosively. He’s a spirited player who will balance both front and back rows and help us aim for promotion.”

Routed by Volley Monza, he grew up in the ranks of Cantù, where his father Luciano also trained him for two years. After a quick move to Mondovì, he sits on the Taranto bench, from which, taking over Parodi in the final promotion with Brescia in 2021, he began to make his shots weigh. Cominetti showed strength, character and determination in each of his appearances as an opponent of the Tucanis and in the last play-off as captain of the Agnelli Tipiesse he was the second best scorer of his team, just behind Tim Held, with 104 balls grounded ( out of 426 total, including the regular season).

His words with respect to the new adventure: “Perhaps it was destiny… we faced each other on the field for many championships and a couple of years ago there were contacts that I didn’t conclude due to different personal choices. Today I take the opportunity with conviction, because this is a very competitive team and I am counting on great satisfaction. The promise to the fans is the commitment to fight on the field and to create a good group to share with them in order to involve the city more and more”.