Born in 1999 to a French father and a Scandinavian mother in Sweden in Lund, she will turn 23 on July 11, 194 centimeters tall, Isabelle “Bella” Haak plays alongside. He has a three-year-old sister, Anna, who plays for France and the Swedish national team.
He grew up in the Swedish team of Engelholms, making his debut as a very early talent in the first team: after a couple of reserve championships, in the 2014-15 vintage he firmly entered the basic sextet, winning the national title and the MVP. award as a player at the end of the season and best debutant, making bis the following season.
In the 2016-17 season, she was seventeen in the French team in the A League of Béziers where, despite not winning the title, she was named MVP and best rival of the tournament; in the notebook of all international explorers, “Bella” Haak moved to Italy the following season where she played two Serie A1 championships with the Scandicci jersey, becoming familiar with great volleyball in the championship and in the Champions League.
In 2019-20 the great leap to court of the battleship Vakifbank Istanbul entrusting him with the role of designated “bomber”. With the Istanbul team he won two league titles, two Turkish Cups, the 2021 National Super Cup, the 2021 Club World Championship (where he was awarded the tournament’s MVP) and the 2021 CEV Champions League. 22, these last two. trophies in his own final against his new team.
On May 10, 2014, she made her senior international debut in a qualifying match for the 2015 European Championships against Latvia: at the age of 15, she was the youngest Swedish volleyball player to ever wear the the senior selection. With his own team he won the 2018 European Silver League.
THE WORDS OF ISABELLE HAAK-
Isabelle, are you back in Italy with Conegliano, your comment on this choice?
“I am delighted to join Conegliano and return to Italy this season after the great experience in Turkey. I think that after a few years it was good for me to change my environment and face new challenges like the one they proposed to me. Conegliano is a great place for that! “.
You will play with the Prosecco DOC Imoco Volley after 3 years of battles fought, are you ready?
“The matches against Conegliano have always been very beautiful and spectacular, now I’m curious to see them and live them on the other side! I’m ready for a new challenge and to play many other great games with my new shirt “.
In recent years you have often played important games against the Panthers, how have you seen the yellow and blue club on the other side of the net?
“A lot of challenges, a lot of hard-fought finals. He has always been a super aggressive opponent, strong and complete, with a fast paced game system and lots of options. It has never been easy to face him because his game is very varied and difficult to counter. ”
Do you know the game of coach Santarelli and the setter Wolosz, how do you think you can fit into the new team with your technical characteristics?
“I hope mine is a great entry, I feel like my features fit well with your system! Conegliano likes fast play and I love fast balls, and many different combinations are proposed, which I really like, it will be interesting to get involved in this game.
Do you already know any of your new Prosecco DOC Imoco colleagues?
“I’ve faced the team a few times and I know the players as rivals, but none very well. I’m excited to meet so many good athletes and build new relationships! “.
Your personal and team expectations for next year …
“We haven’t talked about expectations as a team yet, but if I know Conegliano well I know that the club likes to win … there is a great tradition of winning in recent years, so I think the goals and expectations are quite clear! Although we are a fairly new team, I am sure the goals will remain the same. My personal expectations are to keep growing and to bring with me what I have learned in recent years and to put it into practice on my return to the Italian championship, a top-level tournament that is becoming more competitive every year.
There will be a lot of goals for a club used to going all the way to competitions.
“We look forward to a stimulating season on many fronts, Italian and international, but I’ve been used to it for the last few years. I think all these competitions will be tough as always, with so many strong and challenging opponents, I can’t wait to face them! “.
What are your plans for this summer?
“My plans are, first of all, to play the Silver League with my national team, Sweden. We are a team that wants to grow and a construction process is currently underway with a view to the future, I am happy to be a part of it. Later, after a long season, I will also have free time to spend time with my family and recharge my batteries for the new season.
You can play in front of the most popular fans in Italy, what do you think?
“I’m more than excited to be able to experience the atmosphere of Palaverde, it will be so much fun to be a part of it! I hope we have a great time together, see you soon! “.
THE WORDS OF CO-PRESIDENT PIERO MASCHIO-
“This commitment is a confirmation of our club’s constant commitment to keeping our goals and ambitions unchanged. The market is very competitive and the competition is getting fiercer, but the company with the help of our partners and sponsors is determined to stay ahead and fight for the most important trophies, to do this you need top players level as Haak. We know Isabelle well, her qualities on and off the pitch make her an ideal Panther, a champion that we are convinced will be a very important added value in the new team we are setting up ”.