OK Split and HAOK Mladost crowned Croatia’s cadet champions


Article Tue, Sep 21 2021

The city of Zadar played host this past weekend to the Croatian national championships for youth teams, with the event held across three halls – i.e. Višnjik1, Višnjik 2 and Mocire. The women’s title went to the team of OK Split after a comprehensive 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-11) victory in the final match with ŽOK Osijek. HAOK Mladost beat hosts OK Zadar 3-1 (25-12, 25-22, 24-26, 25-23) in the men’s final.

OK Split, ŽOK Osijek and HAOK Rijeka claimed the top three spots in the women's competition

The players of OK Split delivered a truly impressive performance at the championship, winning all of their games without losing a set. OK Split coach Mirela Delić did not hide her satisfaction with the victory and quality shown by her team.

“The girls had a great tournament, confirming their dominance in this age group without losing a single set in seven matches. It is an excellent result for them as well as for us, and the entire Volleyball club Split because we confirmed the quality of the group with this gold. We now have national champions in the categories of younger cadets, along with bronze from the juniors. It is the best Volleyball story in Croatia, and I congratulate the girls and everyone who is a part of this success.”

HAOK Mladost, OK Zadar and OK Ribola Kaštela compose the men's podium

HAOK Rijeka and OK Ribola Kaštela claimed women’s and men’s bronze, respectively.

Individual awards


Best libero: Tia Kovčo (OK Split)

Best Setter: Kate Lijić (OK Split)

Best Receiver: Taisa Weinand (ŽOK Osijek)

Best Blocker: Leonarda Stojković (ŽOK Osijek)

Best Outside Hitter: Mara Štiglic (HAOK Rijeka)

MVP: Ana Burilović (OK Split)


Best Libero: Maro Busak (HAOK Mladost)

Best Setter: Luka Buljat (OK Zadar)

Best Receiver: Jakov Marković (OK Zadar)

Best Blocker: Petar Mikolčević (MOK Mursa-Osijek)

Best Outside Hitter: Roko Grbavica (HAOK Mladost)

MVP: Roko Vlašić (HAOK Mladost)