MONZA– Raphaela Folie will be a Vero Volley Monza player for the 2022-2023 season. Always among the best power plants in the Italian championship, MVP of the 2020 Italian Super Cup, Folie, class of ’91, is ready to wear the jersey of the first women’s team of the Vero Volley Consortium between live A1 women’s series and CEV Champions League 2023. Surgery in attack , solid against the wall but not only: Folie perfectly embodies the role he covers, resulting, with his experience and class, an important pawn for the construction of a winning roster. The palmares won with the clubs of the rest of her speak for her: in six seasons with Conegliano she has won 4 league titles, 4 Italian cups, 5 Italian super cups, 1 Club World Cup and 1 CEV Champions League.
Raphaela Folie was born in Bolzano and began playing volleyball in the Caldaro Volleyball club in Caldaro on the wine route, the town of which she is originally from. After an excellent season in Serie B2 in 2017 with San Giacomo Volley, she moved to ATA Trento, where at the end of 2009 she was named best player in the region, as well as concluding the championship as best scorer (456 points overall, with 335 attacks, 106 blocks and 15 aces). In 2009 she was hired by Trentino Rosa in Serie B1, reaching the final of the Promotion Play Offs then lost to Matera. In the 2010-11 season, at the age of 19, she moved to Asystel Novara for her first experience in Serie A1, then to Villa Cortese in the 2012-2013 one. In the 2013-2014 season she was hired by Volley Bergamo, then she moved to LJ Volley in Modena in the next two. In the 2016-17 sporting year it was bought by Imoco Volley Conegliano, a team with which, in six years, it won everything: four championships, the last a few weeks ago at the end of four final matches against Vero Volley Monza, five Italian Super Cups, being awarded in the 2020 edition as MVP, four Italian cups, the 2019 Club World Cup and the 2021 Champions League.
Folie made his blue debut on June 7, 2011 (tournament in Montreux, Italy-Cuba 1-3), the year in which the Monza plant enters the senior team and wins Gold at the World Cup in Japan. his palmares with the national team, in addition to the Gold at the Mediterranean Games 2013, speaks of a Silver medal, at the World Grand Prix of Nanjing 2017, and a Bronze at the European Championships of Turkey, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary 2019. He also played an Olympics: Tokyo 2020 (quarter-final elimination against Serbia).
THE WORDS OF RAPHAELA FOLIE-
«After six years in Conegliano I think Monza is the right place to face a new adventure with great enthusiasm. I am very curious to experience this new environment of Vero Volley, capable of growing a lot in recent seasons. After all, the Scudetto Final against Conegliano demonstrated the value of this Club, organized and able to give us a hard time in the Scudetto race. I have several friends who play True Volleyball: Alessia Orro herself confirmed to me that she is very well here. It is a professional reality, which solves problems and in which we help each other, as well as having a really fantastic audience. The Finale Series was very exciting, with a fabulous setting for the sold-out. I was used to experiencing such emotions only in Conegliano, which can boast a wonderful audience, and I didn’t think I’d find it in another building as well. I believe that the full Monza Arena could really be the eighth player on the pitch: this is why I invite all the fans to come in large numbers and watch us. Playing the Scudetto Final in Monza was fantastic and I hope to be able to play it again in the coming season ».
THE WORDS OF THE SPORTS DIRECTOR CLAUDIO BONATI-
«Folie is a very high level athlete who boasts a great experience both in our championship and internationally. She is certainly one of the best in the world in her role as her, so we are proud that she has accepted our proposal. I am sure that she will make us, together with her new companions, a further leap in quality ».
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