Mathematics hand in hand with volleyball thanks to Math&Sport and Data analysis. Maria Angonese, born in 1991, Analyst and Developer, is the bridge between these two worlds.
Maria is the living proof of how applied mathematics can support sports – in this case, volleyball. “Mathematics is an extraordinary tool to support athletes and coaches to optimize performance, both in terms of tactical analysis and analysis of the technical gesture”, says Maria.
In both fields Math&Sport has developed fundamental tools which use sophisticated algorithms: MOViDA provides useful information on each athletes’ specific gesture, while SeTTEX studies the setters’ strategy in real time. Both SeTTEX and MOViDA are already used by some of the best-known volleyball coaches in the world. To name one, Math&Sport supports the technical staff of Davide Mazzanti, Coach of the Italian women’s national volleyball team, winning of the silver medal at the 2018 World Cup. Andrea Giani, is another user of Math&Sport’s SeTTEX ever since winning the silver medal at the European Championship as a coach of the Slovenian Team. Algorithms and coach: a winning synergy in Volleyball.