Friends, there is less than a month until EBT Finals 2019, hosted by Baia Mare, begins. The second team in line is CAIPIranhas Beachhandball – the German women representative at EBT Finals 2019. The former German vice-champion in 2014, CAIPIranhas is going to take part, for the third time in its history, in the final stage of the European Beach Tour. The surprise that the Erlangen team prepares for us is Lucie-Marie Kretzschmar, the daughter of the famous Stefan Kretzschmar, who is only 18 and plays for HC Leipzig, the former Bundesliga vice champion, which right now is in the thrird division, due to several financial issues.
However, CAIPIranhas comes to Baia Mare without some important players, due to injuries. On this list is Elisabeth Sumperl too, who comes to Baia Mare as team coach.
CAIPIranhas Beachhandball (Germany)
Found in: 2004
Previous participations and results at EBT Finals:
8th place – 2016
5th place – 2018
German vice-champion (2014)
Winner of the Camelot Beachhandball Tournament – 2016
Zofia Fialekova, Sabine Stockhorst, Katharina Blum, Martina Ebersberger, Stefanie Frank, Lisa Heuken, Sulamith Klein, Lucie-Marie Kretzschmar, Cara Reuthal, Lena Klingler
Elisabeth Sumperl (coach), Alexandra Kubasta (coach), Christina Stockhorst (coach)
Sabine Stockhorst – goalkeeper and specialist; powerful throw, TSG Ketsch player (indoor)
Cara Reuthal – the youngest player, talented left handed, HC Erlangen player (indoor)
Lucie-Marie Kretzschmar – new teammate, special defending abilities, HC Leipzig player (indoor)
“Our team for the EBT Finals 2019 is a new combination of experienced and young players because we do not have all the players available due to injuries. Our goal for this tournament is to form a good team, have fun and fight for the best place.” said Elisabeth Sumperl, coach CAIPIranhas Beachhandball