The opposite is one of the crucial roles in modern volleyball. Resistance, personality, courage and the ability to fix even the most complex balls. These are just some of the main features, which together with the ability to always put your foot flat on the accelerator, make seat 2 the point of reference in the dirtiest and most intense exchanges. Here too, President Ruggiero has unleashed a huge blow. Born in 2000, he immediately showed enormous potential, standing out in the Brescia youth sector with Atlantide first, and Valtrompia Volley. In the summer of 2021 he moved to Agnelli Tipiesse Bergamo in A2, where he developed as a second opposite behind Padura Díaz, also putting a category Super Cup on the board. The dream continues, and last season he gave himself a splendid experience in the SuperLega among the ranks of Farmitalia Saturnia, scoring the first point with an ace at the prestigious PalaBancaSport against Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza. Andrea Baldi has no intention of stopping, and has chosen Sorrento to give himself a championship as a protagonist.

Son of art, his father Giorgio was middle blocker with almost 1,700 points in Serie A scored over a twenty-year career which also saw him wear the Com Cavi Napoli shirt in the 1996/97 season. Even her sister Gloria could not avoid entering the world of volleyball, boasting an important career in A1 with myCicero Volley Pesaro and Bosca S.Bernardo Cuneo, and A2 with Millenium Brescia and Delta Informatica Trentino. Andrea completes the cycle, choosing number 11 and Campania following in his father’s footsteps.

You are a son of art: when did your father Giorgio influence your choice to become a volleyball player?

“My father certainly had a huge influence on my desire to dedicate myself to volleyball. What’s more, it all started with him. He encouraged me a lot to start playing, in the end I took the plunge, and it’s thanks to him that I started this journey. As a sign of gratitude I decided to dedicate my shirt number to him: that 11 which has always historically been “his” number.