SC Potsdam left alone and reacts after warning shot

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Setter Kim Robitaille was taking part in with Canada on the World Cup – now she’s filling a stunning hole at SCP.

Potsdam. This does not sound like an emergency resolution. In the center of the present season – a troublesome time to get newcomers – volleyball Bundesliga membership SC Potsdam signed two World Cup contributors in 2022. Both have been already a part of the Potsdam squad, in Saturday’s 3-2 win in opposition to USC Münster, and the membership made their private particulars public on Monday. MAZ sporting director Tony Rieger mentioned, “It was all very quick discover. We needed to maintain the give attention to the sport and announce all the things else later.”

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In the longer term, Florian Reisink ought to present much-needed aid for the second-placed Bundesliga group on the libra place. Kim Robitaille closes an surprising hole on the move.

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Wiggers case: “Declassification will not be up for debate”

Along with common Sarah Van Allen, Megan Vigers was answerable for the SCP’s invasion for the reason that begin of the season. “But shortly earlier than the final residence recreation in opposition to Schwerin, Megan knowledgeable us by means of her agent that she now not needs to play for us,” defined Rieger. “Of course we indicated that he ought to keep. We are within the DVV Cup ultimate, we’re nonetheless within the Champions League and we need to trigger a sensation once more within the championship. So we have been shocked when he mentioned goodbye to his recreation in opposition to Schwerin. Said goodbye to fellow gamers and the teaching group after the top of the 12 months and didn’t rejoin the group.” The chapter on the primary British girl in SCP involves an abrupt finish when she is left alone.

Megan Vigers (middle) only moved to SC Potsdam over the summer – now she's moved again.

Megan Vigers (center) solely moved to SC Potsdam over the summer season – now she’s moved once more.

The German runner-up and Supercup winner then sounded the board on the present market and introduced in 31-year-old Robitaille from Canada. In the summer season she was the second setter for her nationwide group on the World Cup in Poland and the Netherlands. Canada narrowly missed the quarterfinals after beating Germany 3–2 within the group stage with SCP captain Laura Amonts.

Robitaille already performed for VfB Suhl within the German Bundesliga in 2018/19 and was additionally energetic within the Netherlands, France and most not too long ago in Romania. He has loads of expertise, careworn Potsdam head coach Guillermo Naranjo Hernandez and mentioned: “In the primary coaching session with him we may instantly see constructive issues. He has absorbed our primary perspective to a terrific extent and is in a very good temper.” made.” Rieger is equally pleased about this reinforcement, however has made it clear on the identical time: “Releasing Megan Vigers will not be an issue for us in the mean time.”

Jegdik’s tough knee gives perception

The change within the squad to Libera’s place resulted in a “warning shot”, as Rieger put it. In a 3–1 draw in opposition to Schwerin the day earlier than New Year’s Eve, Aleksandra Jegdić sprained her knee and was capable of proceed taking part in, however the joint was badly swollen in consequence. The sports activities director explains, “Alex may now not stroll correctly.” The checks got here again clear, however solely a strained ligament was discovered, in accordance with group supervisor Eugen Benzel. But realization ripened: Jegdić wanted a respite – not least as a result of she’d been on the street with the Serbian nationwide group that summer season and autumn and develop into world champion.

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Top performers in continuous use: Serbian world champion Aleksandra Jegdic should get more relief in SCP.

Top performers in steady use: Serbian world champion Aleksandra Jegdic ought to get extra aid in SCP.

The 28-year-old has been taking part in for Potsdam since 2018 and has missed solely two necessary video games since then – final Bundesliga season’s playoff Final Three and at Munster on Saturday. There, Reisink “fitted in effectively instantly,” praised Rieger. Theoretically, there would have been an inside substitute, however 19-year-old Sarah Sturridge won’t be match once more this season after tearing a cruciate ligament. And solely 16-year-old Leni Kirchhoff, who was a part of the squad within the Champions League, couldn’t be anticipated to play the function in the long run, with Rieger saying: “It would destroy him, it might be deadly.”

Newcomer as “luxurious”

Instead, a fourth Dutch girl, Reisink, was introduced into the present SCP group. At the World Cup, the 24-year-old was the second libra, however failed within the intermediate rounds with the “Oranje”, like Germany and Canada. “It’s a luxurious to have somebody like Florian at this level within the season,” Hernandez mentioned. Reisink was and not using a membership till not too long ago. She belonged to Team24, a assist program of the Dutch federation for youth nationwide gamers, which has ended prematurely. Now in Potsdam she will actually be energetic once more. “She learns in a short time,” says the coach, “is in nice technical form and prepared to assist us.”

Liberace among themselves: Florian Reisink with national team colleague Mirthe Schutte (L.) at the World Cup.

Liberace amongst themselves: Florian Reisink with nationwide group colleague Mirthe Schutte (L.) on the World Cup.

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Because SC Potsdam’s schedule stays robust. In January and February alone, twelve aggressive video games are scheduled.

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