By Sebastian Winter, Innsbruck / Unterhaching

Just four weeks after failing in the play-off semifinals at the later German champions Berlin, the Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys Haching can announce three contract extensions. In middle blocker Pedro Frances, who was injured in the season final spurt, the second key player Daniel Koncal and outside attacker Niklas Kronthaler remains a trio in the German-Austrian volleyball project. With the return of the diagonal player Paulo Costa star Silas and feeders Danilo Gelinski and Libero Florian Ringseis, the already running contracts have the Alps volleyball now already in mid-May, almost half of their squad for the upcoming season together. "The duo in the play with Danilo Gelinski and Daniel Koncal is enormously important for the team, the two complement each other perfectly and understand my tactical requirements," says coach Stefan Chrtiansky, who also Frances as a "very good" middle blocker and Kronthaler as "reliable , very good acceptance player "praises.

The Alpenvolleys will claim two more Mittelblocker commit, the whereabouts of their Brazilian captain Douglas da Silva in the same position is still unclear. In addition, they still need replacement for the strong outside attackers Hugo da Silva and Pawel Halaba, who left the club like diagonal man Kirill Klets.



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