Trento, 05 June 2024

Incoming market opened with a reinforcement for the second line: the libero Pesaresi

The Itas Trentino men team’s market has recorded its first purchase. In order to strengthen the 2024/25 roster, which will be once again entrusted to Fabio Soli, they will start with the second line, with the signing of the experienced Nicola Pesaresi. The 33-year-old player from the Marche region will complete the libero department, working alongside Gabriele Laurenzano to make the reception and defence fundamentals even more effective.
Pesaresi knows the top Italian league very well, having played there for eleven seasons in a row with Verona, Civitanova, and Milan, before moving down a category in the last year and living a Serie A2 championship in Brescia as a protagonist, culminating with the victory of two trophies (Coppa Italia and Supercoppa). Statistics describe his qualities well: Nicola has the second-highest number of perfect receptions in the last twelve years of SuperLega (1,225 - only Salvatore Rossini has more), a period in which he averaged 25% in the same fundamental. He also boasts considerable experience on the international court, gained both with Lube (the Club where he grew up), and with Verona and Milan (Clubs with which he won two Challenge Cups, in 2016 and 2021 respectively), and also in the national team. It was against Trentino Volley that he won the most important trophies of his Italian career, in 2017: the Coppa Italia and the Scudetto, won by defeating the yellow-blue team in the final, while wearing the Lube jersey.
“Trento is a great Club, I am grateful to have received their call and to be able to be part of this group of players that, even from the outside, has always seemed very close-knit to me – were Nicola Pesaresi’s first words as a Trentino Volley player - . It is an added value of great importance and I will be happy to offer my contribution everywhere, not just on court. A few days ago, I spoke with Fabio Soli and he explained in detail what he expects from me for next season. My role will be to share the more than ten years of experience I have in the Italian top league with the team, and to support my fellow libero Laurenzano, a young talent on the launching pad. I will be at his side to try to give him peace of mind and make him grow further. It will be a different task from the one I've had previously in my career, but I'm happy to carry it out and I fully agreed with the requests of the Club and coach”.
“In Pesaresi we found what we were looking for, namely an experienced player who knows what it means to work at a high level - were the words of Trentino Volley coach Fabio Soli - . Thanks to more than ten years in the SuperLega, I believe he can be a great example in our daily life in the gym and fully embrace our project. When the opportunity arose to sign him, we did not let it pass us by”.
Nicola Pesaresi will wear the number 3 jersey of Trentino Volley, which had never been used by any libero in the past.

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