Who would’ve thought that 7 years after he stopped playing for Cuba we would see Leon playing for another country?
The 25 year old volleyball superstar finally appears on Poland’s preliminary roster for 2019. Leon and Poland will play in major tournaments this year starting with the Volleyball Nations League aka VNL, 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament, European Championship and the FIVB World Cup.
We’re not sure which event Leon will make his national team debut.
As expected, Poland’s roster includes most of the players who won the 2018 World Championship led by Bartosz Kurek, Michal Kubiak, Piotr Nowakowski, Fabian Drzyzga and Pawel Zatorski. Coach Vitel Heynen is in 2nd year as the head coach.
Poland is one of the top favorites to win all major tourneys this year knowing that they already have a very strong team and then you add Leon in the mix. Their golden streak since winning the world title last year is expected to continue this year and hopefully at the 2020 Olympics.