EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 6/10/2007Copyright © 1997-2006 Eurobasket
Eurobasket Belgium has learned that Okapi Aalstar is close to signing Damian Cantrell (198-F-76, college: USF).
The former San Fransisco forward will also be the last player signed by Aalstar.
Cantrell was a CBA All League selection as well as Newcomer of the Year during the 2002-2003 season.
That season he also led the CBA in rebounding with 12.8rpg.
Spent a lot of his career in Argentina, Venezuala and the Phillipines.
This past season he played in Lebanon for Blue Stars and averaged 22.3 ppg and 13.6 rpg.
Damien was among the leading rebounders in whatever league he played.
He was voted Player of the Year in Jordan during the 2005-2006 season. His team Fastlink also won the Jordanian championship and Damien scored 36 pts and grabbed 15 rebs in the final game.
At the end of the game the scoreboard showed 73-73, so an overtime period seemed in order.
Then however the official scorers table announced they made a mistake some time earlier putting 3pts on the scoreboard instead of 2, giving Bree a 73-72 win after the end of the game.
Oostende protested this and after several hours of deliberation the decision was made to replay the game on Wed in Bree.
The reason for the replay was that the last minutes were played under misleading circumstances since both teams were basing their tactical decisions on the score shown on the board.
Could you please introduce yourself and describe your career path?
I am a modest person, who came from Kladanj to Sarajevo after the hard years of war.
My career started in 1997/1998 in Sarajevo where I joined CENEX. After three years I came to Bosna where I staid two seasons. After Bosna I signed a deal with KK Sloboda Dita where I played for a short period. 2001 I played in Croatia for KK Istra from Pula. Afterwards I continued my career a little further from Bosnia, in Crakow, where I joined the rows of Unia Wisla Krakow. Finally I played for Helios the entire last season.
Which impression leaves Bosna to you after such a long time?
After 6 years I am back in KK Bosna and many things improved which makes me happy. Better times came and KK Bosna is on higher level of competition it used to be. I am very satisfied with the conditions, the workouts and the training sessions.Everything is on a high level of professionalism.
Are you satisfied with your results so far? Are you satisfied with your games so far?
After all I think we can be satisfied with the results we achieved so far. Our only failure was Posusje where we lost in the quarter-final of the cup competition. Personally I am not happy with my game so far, because I think I can contribute much more. I hope I can show it in the next matches.
Are there any chances to see you in Bosna next year?
As I told you I I am very happy with the conditions Bosna offered me. Currently I am not thinking about it because I am focused on this season and how to finish it successfully.
It is not only depending on me whether I will stay in Bosna. There are many other factors and the best will be to wait, to finish the season as good as we can and the title stays in Sarajevo.
Why did you accept the call of Bosna?
Seeing that I did not have any team on the beginning, I received an offer from Poland (Slupsk). We have been very close to an agreement when I received a call of Nenad Markovic. We quickly agreed the most important points and I preferred to play in our country in front of my audience. If there would not be Nenad Markovic I would not have signed with Bosna.
How would you describe your role in the team and skills you bring to Bosna?
Considering I play forward I have to play defence the best I can and to grab some rebounds, when it comes to offense ….
Most people don t know that you knew some guys like Elnis Prasovic and Edin Bavcic over a longer period? Could you explain it to us?
Yes that is true. I met them while being with my good friend Adel Prasovic where we practiced all together. We make friends and this friendships still lasts.
The audience in Sarajevo was frisking and insulting you during when you came with Helios to Sarajevo. Has this any influence on you?
I think this is normal when a bosnian player plays for a foreign team. I ve been 100% concentrated on the match and I did not hear the chants and the things they shout. This has not an influence and it must not have it.
Recently you married the sister of Sani Becirevic. It seems to me that you are floating and that it makes you emotionally more stable. What does it mean to you?
I met the love of my life. From the day I met her first time all my problems have been swept away. My life turned 180°. Of course in the right direction. Life changed and I began to see things in a different way, including basketball. My wife Sanela gives me support whenever I need and I very grateful for it. When you have such a person next to you feel much safer and more stable. You simply have all you want to have. I think that I matured a lot through the advises of father in law Mehmed and brother in law Sani and that I reached an equilibrium in my mind which also refelcts on my game.
Nenad Markovic praised you to be a very studious “worker” and pointed out that Ermin Jazvin, Gordan Firic and you have been working best in the NT camp. What means it to you to wear the bosnian NT jersey?
I am naturally motivated to work hard, practice, take good advises and correct my mistakes. So it has also been in the NT camp. I worked hard and waited to get my chance. It is a dream of every player to play for the NT, to represent his country proudly and honorably. My dream became true and whenever I wear this jersey I give the maximum on the court, because representing my country in the world means a lot to me. It is a wonderful feeling hardly to describe.
However your playtime has been more than small despite we are in a crisis over a longer period.How do you accept the role of a joker being in the background?
I can t talk much about the playtime because it is up to the coach. He knows when and how long a player will play. I do what he wants from me and wait for my chance. Every minute I play for the NT is precious for me.
Barisa Krasic, Ivan Opacak, Ermin Jazvin, Gordan Firic, Ramiz Suljanovic, Damir Krupalija, Mujo Tuljkovic - all of them hard workers but always underestimated. How do you motivate yourself to do all the small things while the fans are screaming the names of others?
Every team has got ist „stars“ and „workers“. Some make 20 points, others give their maximum while playing defense. It is true that people always first see the points but I am satisfied when I don t score but I also managed to stop a player through my defense. I motivate myself to play a tough defense, knowing that good defense often gives you the opportunity to score. You see I am always motivated because I didn t achieve all my objectives and makes me working and working.
What are the reasons for our failure to qualify directly to the EC in Spain?
It is hard to talk about it now. We did not make big mistakes nor in the approach nor tactically. Maybe we needed a little bit luck.
With which NT colleagues do you have contact ? Sa kojim kolegama iz repke se cujes ovako privatno?
Mostly with Kenan and Jazvin. Now of course with Bavcic and Firic. A couple of times I spoke with Mrsic.
How would you describe our chances to qualify in the second stage? What do we have to improve?
Of course there is still a chance and it is on us to prepare as best as we can and play teamoriented basketball. I think if we “die” on the coach and play all matches with heart and the will to win we will qualify for Spain.
Who is the strongest player you ever played against?
The best player I ever played against was Dirk Nowitzki.
Every player has to know his strengths and flaccidities. What would you improve in your game? Which points do you consider to be a strength?
Of course every player knows his strengths and weakenings. We are tending to get more perfect and to fix our weak points. I think that my athletic skills, I ve been granted by mother nature is my main asset.I think my quickness, leaping ability, coordination and fitness. My weak points are all caused by the fact that I found my way into basketball very late. I need a lot of work on my ballhandling and shooting technique.
Who helped you most in your basketball career?
The names I will always remember of persons which helped me most are:
The man who brought me from Kladanj to Sarajevo - Salko Camdzic. He is the most merited man that the basketballer Tuljkovic is playing basketball. He is still helping me through his advises. I get also help of Rusmir Halilovic, Edo Omanic, Vjecislav Tolj, Drasko Prodanovic and my friend Adel Prasovic.
Who is you basketball idol and who is currently the best basketball player in the world? Ko ti je kosarkaski uzor i ko je trenutacno najbolji igrac na svijetu?
When I was young my idol was Michael Jordan. He really does not have weak points and no one will ever be on his place. The best player on the world? Sani Becirovic! ; )))) Currently the best player in the world is Papaloukas.
Who is going to be the bosnian champion 2007?
Man didn t you the TV spot ?!?!?!?!? The title stays in Sarajevo...Not only this year!
(Two days after the interview Mujo made 18 points , 11 in a row in the first quarter, he is serious ;)!)
What would you recommend to young players?
I know that today in time of internet, tv and computer games it is not easy for young people to find the time and the motivation to practice. However I would recommend them to invest a lot of sweat and tears in order to get some results. Only by hard work you can achieve your objectives.
Mujo thank you for the interview and I wish you health, luck and success!
Thank you for you very interesting questions. It was a pleasure to answer them and I wish you luck,health and success as well!
The game between Cyprus and Iceland for day 5 of the Games of Small States of Europe was abandoned with 2'50'' minutes to go because of trouble between the players of the two teams! The game was awarded in favor of Iceland with Cyprus finishing in third place.
Cyprus was leading 72-78 when Aris Koronides was disqualified from the match. At that point the players started clashes between them forcing the Monaco police to intervene! The game was abandoned with Iceland taking the game on the papers and Cyprus having to settle with the Bronze medal.
1. Iceland 5-0
2. Luxemburg 4-1
3. Cyprus 3-2
4. San Marino 2-3
5. Andorra 1-4
6. Monaco 0-5
More info will be coming up thanks to our correspondent Tasos Manole who is at Monaco.
Alberto Ozuna (203-F-82) scored 20 points and Los Mina classified to the Finals last night after beating Villa Duarte handily 86-71.
Ozuna, once again proved to be the moving force for Los Mina who now stands at 4-0 in the playoff round of the champioonsip.
The Los Mina team jumped out early and took control in the first quarter and was able to rest their staters and play primarily with reserve playery on their way to a 48-33 halftime lead. They closed the 3rd period 68-48 and forced a tough 4th quarter on Villa Duarte. Villa Duarte could only get as close as 68-78 after a 3-pt shot from Osvaldo Lopez (189-G/F-83) with 2:20 left in the game. Los Mina pressured the ball the rest of the way and finished with the decisive win!
For Los Mina, Carlos Martinez (196-F-70) added 16 points and Elpidio Fortuna (186-G-85) added 15.
Village Duarte was led by Juan Carlos Eusebio (203-C/F-73) with 19 points and 12 rebounds, Osvaldo Lopez added 16 and Jose Fortuna (180-G-84) 10.
In the other night's match!, San Lazaro got closer to the Finals by beating San Carlos 76-74. Juan Bautista Araujo (206-F/C-83) made a jumpshot with only 1.9 seconds in the game to give his team the win!
San Lazaro now sits at 2-2 in the table and a win in eithe rof their next 2 games will put them in the Finals. San Carlos is sitting at 1-3 and needs to win both of their last two games to qualify for the Final.
Joel Ramirez (191-G-81) led San Lazaro with 19 points he was aided by Alexis Montas (202-F/C-79) with 18 & "GAME HERO" Araujo with 12pts & 14 rebs.
San Carlos had a great game from Jorge Almanzar (193-G/F-76) with 24 pts, Reggie Charles (200-F-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) witht 21 pts and Cesar Rosario (180-G) 15 pts.
The next round will be played on Sunday and the games of Sunday are:
Los Mina vs. San Lazaro, 3
San Carlos vs. Villa Duarte Calero, 5 pm
Team G P Pts.
Los Mina 4 0 8
San Lazaro 2 2 6
Villa Duarte 1 3 5
San Carlos 1 3 5
*Pau is rebuilding a brand new team after the disappointing 2006/07 one. Curtis Withers (203-F-84, college: Charlotte) has just signed and will try to show his skills at the upper european level.He had a great rookie season in Turkey (16.1ppg 11.3rpg in Allpella Istanbul). Withers is known for his excellent rebouding skills and will bring all that in Pau. As a teammate, he'll have Maximiliano Stanic (178-G-78, agency: Players Group), coming from Italy. Stanic, who has an argentinian and an italian passport, was posting 7.0ppg 3.3apg 2.5spg 2 seasons ago with Scafati, 10.3ppg 7.0apg with Pavia last season.
*Orleans signed Luc Louves (205-F/C-89), coming for INSEP.
*Simon Darnauzan (175-G-80) leaves Maurienne for Besancon. The best french PG of the division will join Besancon for the "go back to ProA challenge". The team also signed Johan Blot and Eric Schmieder recently.
*Yaya Adamou (198-G-82) is back in Brest. After a good season in Quimper, he couldn't play the playoffs because of an injury.He posted 8.0ppg 3.0rpg and played for Brest in 2004-2005. Brest also signed Aaron Cel (203-F-87), from Le Mans. The young power-forward, who has excellent offensive skills, will have to prove his talent in this professional division, after having dominated the U21 league. Brest also extended Loic Akono (178-G-87), Damien Jean-Joseph (182-G-87) and Christopher Cologer (209-C-78, college: St.Joseph's) for next season.
*Ivan Almonte (198-F-81, college: Florida Intern.) was maybe expected to play in ProA next season. The best player of the year in ProB, as far as only ranking is concerned, finally signed for Limoges. His challenge will be to help the team to go to ProA. He posted 16.2ppg 10.2rpg this season.
*Nantes was supposed to play in N1 next season. But thanks to the fusion between Levallois and Paris, a place is being let free in ProB. Nantes was 15th last season and first team relegated. That's why this is the first team to be saved in the waiting queue. Nantes is now building a ProB team and signed Regis Boissie (179-G-78), from Evreux. The french PG posted 6.1ppg 6.1apg this year.Nantes also decided to extend Nicolas Gayon (190-G-82)'s contract for 2 more seasons.
*St-Quentin won't be coached by Savo Vucevic next season. The coach will go back home for family reasons. Moustapha N'Diaye (201-F-84) and Michel Ipouck (198-F-86) will stay with the team next season.
The saga continues:
Cem Dinc (211-F-85, college: Indiana), the 21-year old German-Turkish basketball player, may be taking his game and his bizarre story to Harvard next year.
The 6-10 Dinc played one season at Indiana University in 2005-06 and then declared for the NBA Draft.
But nobody was willing to draft Dinc, and with good reason - he played just 12 minutes total and scored three points in his freshman year. Local journalists had lambasted his work ethic and basketball IQ. Without much room or desire for him at Indiana, Dinc transferred to Marshalltown Community College in Iowa where he played last year and averaged 10.6ppg and 5.8rpg. Now, he's looking to transfer back to Division I, and Harvard seems to be a leading candidate. Always known for his intelligence, observers are not surprised Dinc would be attracted to the school.
Crimson coach Tommy Amaker would not confirm that Dinc was being actively recruited, but did confirm that he had applied to Harvard for fall enrollment.
VidiVici Bologna-Armani Jeans Milano 81-73 (23-25; 45-37; 62-52)
Bologna wins the series 3-1 and goes to serie A final
The first home win of the series sent VidiVici Bologna to serie A final, the first for Virtus since 2001. Brett Blizzard (191-G-80, agency: Octagon, college: NC-Wilmington) was the man of the match with 3 key triples and 9 total points, but the simbol of the success is probably Zare Markovski, that reached his first final in Italy. VidiVici had also a good game by Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency), top scorer from the bench with 16 points. Milano closed a strange season (good and bad games in the same series) with a question: Sasha Djordjevic will be the coach also for the next season?
Top scorers: BOL Ilievski 16, Giovannoni 10 & 5 rbs
MIL Garris, Blair, Calabria 14
see complete boxscore on www.legabasket.it
After easily handling Andorra, Luxembourg faced gold medal favorite Cyprus last night and in a tough match decided in the final moments, emerged victorious 86:83.
After being down 24-19 24-19, early in the 2nd period, Luxembourg went on a 16-0 run and took the lead 24-35, and held on for a 40-30 halftime lead. Luxembourg was able to hold off a tough Cyprus rally in the 4th period. Team Luxembourg was led by Tom Schumacher (188-G-87) with 21 points. Nelson Delgado (185-G-80) added 11 pts and Christian Schartz (184-G-86) 10 pts. Larrie Smith (195-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) scored an amazing 15 pts and grabbed 7 rebounds in only 13 mintues n the game!
Matthias Fischer stated after the game, "I am proud of my team, they played an amazing game! Everyone handled their reponsibilities and were totally devoted to the team. Tom Schumacher always has the "green light" to shoot the three and it worked perfectly tonight! On defense, we were able to resist a team physically stronger than we are and BECAUSE of this, we absolutely deserved to win!"
Currently in 2nd place in the table at 3-1, the team is assured a medal in the closing ceremonies after this brilliant victory!
Cyprus was led by Michalis Kounounis (194-F-81, agency: Interperformances) with 23 pts & Panagiotis Trisokkas (206-C-80, agency: Globalsports/Globalevents) with 20 pts & 9 rebounds.
Next up for Luxembourg is the host team, Monaco. Game Time is 13:00.
(9 June 2007)The NBL selection team, the players are from the NBL team like YSL, Melaka Chinwoo, and Klang WCT Land, is set out for a invitation game in Jakarta from June 10 to June 16. There are many National Player participate in this competition, like Francis Loh Hoo Won(190-C/F-82), Chai Chze Hian(180-G-83)and Wee Chuan Chin(180-G-84).NBL Marketing manager and NBL selection team assistant manager,Tan Kee Hian said "The participation in this invitation game is purpose to give the opportunity to the player to play in the high level international game, to gain experiance". Beside that, Kee Hian also appreciate the sponsor in support the NBL and the outlay for this trip. The Jakarta Invitaion game being start in year 2004, and this year is to work in Jakarta 480 anniversary celebration.
The participant team is NBL selection team (Malaysia), Beijing QingHua University(China), Metropolitan(ThailandI), seoul University(Korea), Istanbul Basketball team(Turkey), Perpetual University(Philippines), Indonesia National Team, Jakarta Junior selection team(Indonesia)
source from nanyang.com
Name Height Position Team
Lau Er Kheng 178cm G Klang WCT Land
Wee Chuan Chin 180cm G Klang WCT Land
Hong Kah Hau 186cm G Melaka Chinwoo
Chai Chze Hian 180cm G Melaka Chinwoo
Tee Chun Guan 187cm F YSL
John Ng Yew Seng 190cm F Klang WCT Land
Francis Loh Hoo Won 190cm C/F Melaka Chinwoo
Chin Choon Siong 195cm C/F YSL
Toh Chin Thiam 193cm C/F YSL
Auyong Kah Weng 188cm C/F YSL
The defending champions Easy LPG Bay Hawks secured the postseason birth today after they defeated the Auckland Stars 110:99 on the road. The loss drastically weakened Auckland chances for playoff appearance and they now need a miracle to advance. The hosts started the game with a slight edge winning the opening frame 24:23. The Bay Hawks had a strong second quarter to enjoy a 52:45 lead at halftime. Andrew Rice (205-C-80) was unstoppable in the first half ending with 24 points for the visitors.
Auckland pushed ahead by the fans and the need to win rushed to a 12:2 frame in the third quarter catching the momentum to extend their lead to as many as 9 points. However reigning MVP Paora Winitana reminded of himself draining a couple of difficult shots and Aidan Daly added some coming off the bench to spark 17:2 reply from the defending champs en route an overall victory. Andrew Rice finished the game with 28 points for the Bay Hawks. Paora Winitana and Aidan Daly delivered 22 and 21 points respectively. Kareem Johnson produced a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. Lindsay Tait was the top scorer for the Stars with 26 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Dillon Boucher (196-G-75) had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in a loss.
Auckland now must win against Otago at home next week and wait for the gift from Waikato. The Pistons must lose both remaining games against Harbour and Taranaki for Auckland to progress.
The bottom-table Manawatu Jets brought their fans a rare pleasure of win as they beat the Wellington Saints 103:84 at home. Brandon Payton (184-G-79, college: Oregon) reigned the court sinking 36 points in the Jets' victory. The home side took advantage in the second frame and never surrendered it. Reece Cassidy ensured 21 points in the third success of the season for the Jets. Nick Horvath (209-F-81, college: Duke) answered with 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Saints.
Auckland Stars - Bay Hawks 99:110
Auckland: Lindsay Tait 26, Dillon Boucher 18, Casey Frank 16, Charlie Piho 14
Bay Hawks: Andrew Rice 28, Paora Winitana 22, Aidan Daly 21, Kareem Johnson 17, Paul Henare 16
Manawatu Jets - Wellington Saints 103:84
Manawatu: Brandon Payton 36, Reece Cassidy 21, Matt Te Huna 18
Wellington: Nick Horvath 25, Jonathon Southey 10, Corey Vessey 10, Bakari Hendrix 10.
Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) has signed a new contract with BOT Turow Zgorzelec. He was the best scorer of the team with 15.7 ppg (2FGP: 62%, 3FGP: 43%, FT: 76%%). After good season in the 2nd team he had many offers from all over the Europe, he also wanted to go to the NBA Summer League but finally he decided to stay in Saso Filipovski team.
The best scorer of the DBE - Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) has signed a contract with WTK Anwil Wloclawek. Okafor was tested in Polpak Swiecie in 2005 but he decided to leave the team. In last season he joined SKS Polphamra-Pakmet Starogard Gd. and he was the most valuable player of the team with 17.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg.
AZS Koszalin has got the new coach but the board of the Club would announce his name after signing the contract.
Dean Oliver (180-G-78, college: Iowa) is not going to play in ASCO Slask Wroclaw. He wants to stay but the team is not interested in extending his contract. Radoslaw Hyzy (200-F-77), Branislav Jancikin (198-G-86) and Oliver Stevic (201-F-84) have valid contracts for next season and the Club is interested in signing Dominik Tomczyk (205-F/G-74). Ime Oduok and Zendon Hamilton (209-C-75, college: St.John's) would not play in Slask. Coach Andrej Urlep is not satisfied from their play in last season.
Marcin Stefanski (199-F-83) was catched on using steroids - metanabol. He would be suspended by the league and he would be banned from the Polish NT.
Partizan made big step to the final of play-off after they beat FMP on their court in Zeleznik 77:81. Panthers opened game making 12:2 at the beginning but in 13th minute Partizan equalized 27:27. Almost same scenario was seen in the third quarter when Serbian champs had plus 8, 62:54 but FMP made run 9:0 and went on two minutes break with plus 1. In the last quarter it was real war on the court and fight for every ball. Partizan whole time had small advantage and at the end Tripkovic made lay up after what Cummings was concentrated from FT line and brought chance to Partizan to finish semifinal series in “Pionr” on Sunday. Point guard Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76, college: Pittsburgh) also was MVP of the game collecting 18 points and 5 assists with index value 26. In almost every game against FMP this season Cummings was a clutch player for Partizan. Zoran Erceg (211-C/F-85) added 15 points and 6 rebounds for FMP.
After the game head coach of FMP Dusko Vujosevic said that nothing is over yet and he expects much better performance from both teams on Sunday.
FMP's head coach Vlada Vukoicic said that their own mistakes cost them a lot but also he said they will try to bring back semifinal series in Zeleznik.
FMP - Partizan 77:81
Hall: FMP, Belgrade
Refs: Milivoje Jovcic, Dragan Neskovic, Aleksandar Glisic
FMP: Teodosic 18, Cvetkovic 3, Djerasimovic 3, Erceg 15 (6 rebs), Dramicanin, Labovic 8, Popovic, Krstovic 12, Micic 2, Protic, Zigeranovic, Samardzijski 14 (8 rebs).
Partizan: Tepic 3 (4 rebs), Bogdanovic, Kecman 4, Tripkovic 9, Velickovic 8 (4 rebs), Perovic 10 (4 rebs), Pekovic 6 (4 rebs), Drobnjak 9 (5 rebs, 5 as), Bozic 4, Cummings 18 (5 as), Micov 10
Hemofarm will play today at 19:00h against Crvena Zvezda in their “Millennium”.
The Italian market is on fire: a lot of teams have recently announced players moves, as it follows:
Ines Ajanovic (195-C-80) from Viterbo to Saint Amand (Fra)
Milica Beljanski (185-F-83) from Cavezzo to Reims (Fra)
Monica Bello (170-G-78) from Parma to Taranto
Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) from Taranto to Valencia (Spa)
Monica Bonafede (184-F-85) from Taranto to Viterbo
Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, college: Georgetown) from Dynamo Moscow (Rus) to Taranto
Deanne Butler (169-G-81) from Melbourne (Aus) to Schio
Kristina Cesnaviciute (203-C-83) from Tarbes (Fra) to Priolo
Ilisaine David (191-F/C-77) from Venezia to Faenza
Cintia Dos Santos from Vigo (Spa) to Faenza
Begona Garcia (171-G-76) from Venezia to Hondarribia Irun (Spa)
Yasemin Horasan (190-F/C-83) from Besiktas (Tur) to Napoli
Saziye Ivegin (185-F-82) from Fenerbahce (Tur) to Montichiari
Adriana Knezevic (184-F-87) from Salamanca (Spa) to Faenza
Lolita Limoura (180-G-85) from Esperides (Gre) to Viterbo
Laura Macchi (187-F-79) from Ribera to Schio
Katarina Manic (180-G-80) from Viterbo to Montpellier (Fra)
Michelle Maslowski (188-F/C-79, college: Drexel) from Dorsten (Ger) to Viterbo
Chelsea Newton (180-G-83, college: Rutgers) from Sacramento (Usa) to La Spezia
Elena Paparazzo (193-C-73) from Como to Parma
Piotrkiewitz from Calais (Fra) to La Spezia
Marina Puskar (193-F/C-82) from Montichiari to Viterbo
Diana Razmaite (196-C-75) from Marijampole (Lit) to Ribera
Martina Rejchova (196-C-83) from Cavezzo to Parma
Marie Ruzickova (189-C-86) from Kosice (Slk) to Montichiari
Sauret-Gillespie from Ekaterinburg (Rus) to Taranto
Diana Skrastina (188-F-72) from Ribera to Ancona (A2)
Deanna Smith from Perth (Aus) to Montichiari
Brooke Smith (191-F/C-84, college: Stanford) from Stanford U. (Usa) to Viterbo
Belinda Snell (180-F-81) from La Spezia to Bourges (Fra)
Susanna Stabile (178-G-80) from Ribera to Parma
Penny Taylor (185-F-81) from Schio to Ekaterinburg (Rus)
Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86) from Ribera to Parma