Opposite Vita Akimova, the main scorer of the Italian League with 133 points, and middle blocker Anna Danesi, third in blocks with 19, have been some of the team’s individual standouts in the season.
Milano are also up to a positive start to their season as they are currently in fourth place in the Lega Femminile with four wins in five matches. The team from Northern Italy has only been defeated by defending champions Prosecco Doc Imoco Conegliano, at both the Italian League and the Italian Supercoppa.
Italian superstar Paola Egonu and her teammates have recovered from back-to-back losses to their opponents with a strong victory over Serbia’s Jedinstvo Stara Pazova in their CEV Champions League debut on Thursday.
"Our calendar has been a bit busy lately, but our team was built to handle it," Milano's head coach Marco Gaspari. "Despite having had some injuries, Novara have been playing solid volleyball and deserve to be at the top of the standings. We'll try to build on the good things we showed in our Champions League debut, but we know that the level will need to be higher. We need to be consistent with our offense and that's a way we can put pressure on Novara."