Martina Crippa (Italy)
Born : 31.03.1989
Place of birth: Sesto San Giovanni
Team 2012-13: Goldbet Taranto (Italy-A1)
Career: Bracco Geas San Giovanni (Italy-A1, 2005-12), Faenza (Italy-A1, 2012), Goldbet Taranto (Italy-A1, 2012-13)
After starting last season with Faenza, Coach Ricchini swooped up her services and brought her to Taranto. Whilst she struggled to have an impact offensively, the play-caller won't been too concerned since Crippa is an aggressive defensive player who can disrupt and lock down opponents in the most diverse of defensive assignments. She can defend the ball and the wings particularly well and can also put points on the board when opportunities come her way. Whilst three-point shooting is not as consistent as she might like, she is a slash and drive attacker, who can make lay-ups with impressive consistency, meaning she isn't only a defensive specialist - although that's very much her ‘A Game'.