Alessia Gennari is a new 'panther'


The volleyball life of Alessia Gennari, born in Parma on November 3, 1991, a 184 cm spiker, began in 2005 when she joined the team of the Anderlini Volleyball School in Sassuolo; in the following season she moved to Sassuolo Volley, which plays in Serie A1, making her first appearances in the first team. With the Under-18 national team she wins the bronze at the 2007 European championship, where she is awarded as the best striker. In the following two years she is at the Cadelbosco Volleyball Sports Group, in Serie B1 and in 2011 she gets the first call-ups in the Italian national team, participating in the XXVI Universiade. In the 2011-12 season she is she in Pavia; the following season she goes to River Volley Piacenza, even if in the middle of the season she is sold to Chieri; in 2013 she, with the national team, she won the gold medal at the XVI Mediterranean Games.
In the 2013-14 season he wore the jersey of Casalmaggiore, newly promoted to the top flight, where he remained for two years and was in the group that won the 2014-15 championship (with coach Santarelli assistant coach). After the Scudetto in 2015-16 he defends the colors of Volley Bergamo, where he remains for two seasons, winning the 2015-16 Italian Cup.
In the 2017-18 season he marries in Busto Arsizio with which he stays for four sporting years, winning the 2018-19 CEV Cup; while she became a permanent member of the blue group of the National team, winning the gold medal at the 2021 European Championship. In the last season with the Monza shirt she was among the protagonists of the great season of Brianza, the last to surrender in the Italian scene , both in the championship final and in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
A hitter of balance and experience, she is very reliable in the fundamental of reception (8th of the championship in perfect receptions / sets), with an attacking game that presents a remarkable range of solutions.


«The decision to sign for Conegliano is a great challenge for me, I felt ready at this moment to face it. It is a challenge with myself, I will have to play with important players and it will be a great opportunity to grow further and to learn a lot. I had a positive year in Monza, it was a season lived intensely, it will be strange to see them next year beyond the net, but it will be a truly stimulating year for me in many respects ».

A new cycle for the club opens with many changes in the squad:

«I am happy to be part of the new Gialloblù cycle and I am honored that the club has thought of me among the members of the new group. I know many athletes who will be part of the team for playing it together in the club or in the national team, others have been opponents of many challenges and I will deepen my knowledge over time ».

Do you like coach Santarelli’s game system?

“I don’t discover coach Santarelli’s game, what Conegliano has shown in recent seasons has been fundamental for the evolution of the women’s volleyball game at an international level, the other teams had to adapt to this game that made the difference in recent years. It is a very fast game and close to that of men, lately all the top clubs have adapted to this new style of play and between the national team and the club I have already fallen into this style that now has. caught on. It is not easy with my physical characteristics, but I am adapting and I must say that it is very stimulating and fun to play fast, I feel ready to enter the role and do what coach Santarelli will ask me on the pitch. Wolosz? I count on finding the feeling with her soon, it is an honor to play with an absolute champion and I can’t wait ».

Many changes, but the winning mentality will remain unchanged:

«In recent years Conegliano has always had tried and tested groups, made up of many champions of great personalities who have united in a granite team that had clear objectives with an exceptional harmony and concentration in every single game. It stimulates me a lot to be part of a group that will have to create and amalgamate itself, one of the reasons why I decided for the Prosecco DOC Imoco is precisely to learn the winning mentality of the club, it will be easier with the example of the girls who were there for years past, their personality will be essential to recreate the harmony and take this mentality. With them apart from two races this year with Monza, but not the decisive ones, I have never won as an opponent in the matches that counted, now I’m happy to be on the other side of the net and to live this experience with the Panthers ».

The program of your summer?

“It will be a summer of volleyball for me, now I am in the national team between collegiate and VNL stages, we will have two weeks of vacation in July and then we will think about preparing for the World Cup, so little rest and a lot of work, but the goals and stimuli of this blue summer are many and repay the sacrifices. I want to greet the Gialloblù fans who I know well as an opponent, they are truly an added value and it has always been nice to play with a full Palaverde. In my past in Busto there was a large audience who had a particular feeling with the team, even in Monza during the playoffs it was very exciting, at Palaverde the full fans and the warmth of the fans is normal and it is a very important factor in my opinion. for the team, I can’t wait to experience this Gialloblù passion and meet the fans. Soon! “.

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