LJ Volley, known as Liu Jo Modena, was an Italian women's volleyball club based in Modena. It played in the Serie A1 from its creation in 2013 until its dissolution in 2016.

Liu Jo Modena
Full nameLJ Volley
Founded2013
Dissolved2016
GroundPalaPanini, Modena, Italy
(Capacity: 5,200)
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HistoryEdit

The club was established when fashion company Liu·Jo decided to create a volleyball club based in Modena and in May 2013, the company acquired a Serie A1 licence from Gruppo Sportivo Oratorio Villa Cortese.[1] The club was officially unveiled in Carpi (Modena) on 28 May 2013 under the name LJ Volley.[2] The project goal was to bring women's volleyball back to Modena, which has a long tradition in the sport, by creating a professional club and supporting a local club focussed on youth teams.[3]

After the club's third season, in May 2016, an agreement between the club and Nordmeccanica Piacenza was announced, following LJ Volley decision to ceased its volleyball operations. In the agreement River Volley acquired LJ Volley assets (players and rights to play at the PalaPanini) with Liu Jo becoming River's main sponsor and the club based in Piacenza was renamed Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena with home matches played at the PalaPanini in Modena.[4][5][6] LJ Volley sold its Serie A1 licence to Neruda Volley.[7]

TeamEdit

The club's last team, season 2015–2016.[8]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1   Floriana Bertone Middle blocker 2.02 80 (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 29)
2   Giulia Carraro Setter 1.75 69 (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 28)
3   Nicole Gamba Libero 1.70 (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 24)
4   Jéssica Rivero Outside hitter 1.82 80 (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 27)
5   Laura Heyrman Middle blocker 1.88 74 (1993-05-17) 17 May 1993 (age 29)
6   Chiara Di Iulio Outside hitter 1.85 65 (1985-05-05) 5 May 1985 (age 37)
7   Raphaela Folie Middle blocker 1.86 82 (1991-03-07) 7 March 1991 (age 31)
8   Marta Galeotti Setter 1.72 (1984-09-27) 27 September 1984 (age 37)
9   Chiara Arcangeli Libero 1.67 57 (1983-02-14) 14 February 1983 (age 39)
10   Francesca Ferretti Setter 1.80 70 (1984-02-15) 15 February 1984 (age 38)
13   Valentina Diouf Outside hitter 2.02 89 (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 29)
14   Bernarda Ćutuk Middle blocker 1.87 76 (1990-12-22) 22 December 1990 (age 31)
15   Sanja Starović Outside hitter 1.94 89 (1983-03-25) 25 March 1983 (age 39)
17   Lana Ščuka Outside hitter 1.83 71 (1996-10-06) 6 October 1996 (age 25)
18   Dóra Horváth Outside hitter 1.87 78 (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 (age 34)
Head coach:   Alessandro Beltrami

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liu Jo riporta a Modena il grande volley femminile". dallarivolley.com (in Italian). 9 May 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ "L•J Volley: oggi presentazione con effetti speciali?". Gazzetta di Modena (in Italian). 28 May 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Paola Cardullo a Modena". dallarivolley.com (in Italian). 28 May 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ Paradiso, Antonietta (19 May 2016). ""Modenza": Accordo concluso, nasce Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena". volleyball.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ "I fratelli Marchi lasciano la guida della L•J Volley ad Antonio Cerciello". dallarivolley.com (in Italian). 20 May 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Chi siamo". liujonordmeccanicavolley.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Il Neruda Volley Bolzano resta in serie A1: acquisito oggi il titolo sportivo di Modena". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). 21 June 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Liu Jo Modena 2015–2016 Team". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Liu Jo Modena 2014–2015 Team". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Liu Jo Modena 2013–2014 Team". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 February 2017.