Captain - Maja Ognjenovic

Maja Ognjenovic has been a mainstay of the Serbia team since she made her debut at the 2003 European Championship in Ankara, Turkey. She has since competed in five more editions of the competition, winning silver in 2007 and being named Best Setter in Serbia's gold-medal winning performance in 2011. As a veteran of three World Championships, including 2006 when Serbia won a bronze medal, and two Olympic Games, she brings a vast amount of experience to the national team. She led her team to a bronze medal at the 2013 World Grand Prix, and will be hoping to help her team bounce back from a disappointing eighth-place finish in the 2015 competition. She was named Best Setter of the final four stage of the European League in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

She took up volleyball as her parents and sister played the sport. Her partner Danilo Ikodinovic won a bronze and silver medal at the Olympic Games.


Star Player - Jelena Nikolic

Jelena Nikolic tried many sports as a child, including karate, judo, aikido and handball. She decided on volleyball as she thought it was the most dynamic and interesting to watch. She made her debut with Serbia and Montenegro in 2000, and has since won many medals at several different tournaments. These include bronze at the 2006 World Championship, a silver at the 2007 European Championship and a gold at the 2011 edition, and bronze medals at the 2011 and 2013 World Grand Prix. Most recently she was part of the Serbia team that won a bronze medal at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The outside hitter was named Best Scorer of the Final Four stage of the 2010/11 European Volleyball Confederation Champions League. Nikolic was also chosen as Most Valuable Player and Best Receiver of the Final Four stage of the 2010 European League.

She is now aiming to play at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, after a foot injury forced her to miss London 2012. Her husband Petar Nenadic has played handball at international level, and won a silver medal at the 2012 European Championship.


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