The traditional appointment of 26 December with the Boxing Day shift is approaching and WithU Verona is awaiting another important commitment with a high level of difficulty. At PalaTrento, in fact, the Gialloblù will be guests of Itas Trentino, the current fourth force in the SuperLega Credem Banca 2022/2023 with 22 points, the result of seven wins and five defeats. An opponent who presents himself to Monday’s challenge after having collected the full booty in the last two championship outings against Padua and Siena.

President Bruno Da Re’s club saw its genesis at the beginning of the new millennium, more precisely in 2000, as a continuation of the Volley Mezzolombardo project and immediately starting its era from Serie A1 thanks to the acquisition of the Ravenna title. After a few years of adjustment, the first successes also arrived for the yellow and blues, which at the end of the 2007/2008 season won its historic first championship. In the following seasons, Trentino Volley hoarded trophies, including 3 other Italian championships, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 Italian Cups, 3 Italian Super Cups, 1 CEV Cup and 5 Club World Cups, many of which under the guidance of the current coach from Verona Rado Stoitchev.

After an uphill start, also due to the return of the many internationals close to the start of the tournament, the team led by coach Lorenzetti has found the right balance, returning to the noble areas of the standings. Analyzing the data of the twelve games played so far, Itas has recorded 49.1% of positivity in attack, but the fundamental that has given the most results is the block. In fact, the Gialloblù blocked their opponents 116 times – an average of 2.47 per set – which puts them in first place in this special ranking. The 69 aces totaled up to now, however, does not see them among the best in the league. Looking at the performances of the individuals, the team’s top scorer is the expert Matej Kaziyski, who scored 207 points, followed by Alessandro Michieletto with 178. Central defender Srecko Lisinac, on the other hand, looks down on everyone when it comes to blocks, having made 33, with his department mate Podrascanin just below (25).


808 total points; 310 break points 1094 batting average, 69 aces, 183 errors, 1.47 aces per set 844 receptions, 64 errors, 366 bad, 188 perfect, 22.3% perfect 1270 attacks, 84 errors, 96 blocks, 623 winners, 49.1% winning attacks 116 walls; 2.47% walls per set