A start of 2023 that could not be more stimulating for WithU Verona, which in a few days will receive the battleship Sir Safety Susa Perugia within its friendly walls. At the Pala AGSM AIM the team that hasn’t yet missed a beat this season will present itself, as the numbers testify. In fact, so far, the Umbrians have collected the maximum points they had available (39), keeping the same trend also on the international stages of the CEV Champions League.

Coach Stoytchev’s troop is fully aware of the coefficient of difficulty that this commitment reserves, but he also knows his own potential and knows that he has all the credentials to make life difficult for the opponents of the day. The year was 2001 when the company from the Umbrian capital was born, which began its adventure from Serie C. In just over ten years, Sir Safety completed its climb up the national volleyball pyramid, obtaining promotion to Serie A1 in 2012, category that he has never abandoned since then. The bianconeri immediately managed to carve out a leading role in Italian volleyball, reaching the Scudetto final and the Coppa Italia final already in 2014.

After a series of good results, at the end of the 2017/2018 season, Perugia conquered the title of SuperLega, also winning the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup, also snatching a third place in the Champions League. In the following years, Sir obtained another 3 Italian Super Cups, 2 Italian Cups and a Club World Cup. In this first part of the season, the Umbrians – in addition to boasting a margin of thirteen lengths ahead of their first pursuers Lube and Modena – recorded the best performance of the championship from nine meters, totaling the beauty of 89 aces.

Furthermore, they are also beating the competition in the reception phase (26.9% winning) and in the attack phase, with 54.7% positivity. The best scorer is the opposite Luxembourg Kamil Rychlicki, who grounded 184 balls. In the quarterfinals of Del Monte Coppa Italia against Cisterna, however, the world champion playmaker Simone Giannelli (6 points and 83% in attack) and the hammer Wilfredo Leon, star of this team, stood out.

Statistics 858 total points; 355 break points 1107 batting average, 89 aces, 208 errors, 1.93 aces per set 784 receptions, 56 errors, 354 bad, 211 perfect, 26.9% perfect 1182 attacks, 53 errors, 76 blocks, 646 winners, 54.7% winning attacks 123 walls; 2.67 walls per set