|2022/23||What a double-clutch: fifth Scudetto
and promotion to women's A1
Just before Gialloblù’s 23rd season something huge happened: on June 6, 2022, Trentino Volleyball announced the opening of its female sector, with the acquisition of the A2 Series rights from the local club Trentino Rosa. For the first time in history there are two Itas Trentino-branded teams at the starting line; something similar also happened in the 2010/11 season, when a yellow-blue lineup disputed - after signing a deal with the Delta Informatica Trento - the women's B1 Series, winning it. The male team has now even greater ambitions compared to the past, boasting in its roster the newly crowned World Champions Lavia and Michieletto, who just won the title with the Italian national team. In its second year of the new cycle, the management props up the roster by inserting Czechia’s Dzavoronok as first replacement for the high-ball attackers and by bringing back Nelli (back from several experiences, including international ones, after growing up under Gialloblù’s wing) to the roster at Angelo Lorenzetti's disposal. There is also one new entry: from Taranto comes the super promising libero Laurenzano (19 years old), who takes Zenger's place and immediately makes himself appreciated, living up to his potential at the end of the year. The only change is in the module, with the coach from the Marche deciding as early as the third day to use Kaziyski as pure opposite hitter, bringing Lavia back to the role of real hammer. This choice will pay off in the long run also thanks to the great season experienced in area 1 and area 2 by the captain (who will end up as Best Scorer and MVP). Season’s start is in line with expectations and will see the team at the top of the ranking of a very balanced tournament (aside from the match with Perugia, the team will win the regular season without losing a single game), that forced a few more setbacks than expected. Trento still remains at the top, but at the end of October in Cagliari it had to surrender the Super Cup, leaving it to the Umbrian team that eliminates it in the semifinals before beating Civitanova in the finals. In November, Trento also began its twelfth participation in the Champions League, winning the first two games, and a month later the team flew to Brazil to play in the FIVB Club World Championship, thanks to the European runner-up spot it had gotten in the previous season. The adventure in Betim ended with a second place; in its tenth experience at the biggest stage Trento gained access to the Final, eliminating the defending champions and hosts Sada with a 3-0 domination, before conceding defeat in the last act once again in Perugia, in a match that saw Trento winning in its first half.