The sports season 2016/2017 has been marked by the exceptional success of our students in team sports. Along with the traditionally successful basketball and futsal teams, this year's great achievements also came from VERN's handball team and female basketball team.
Since there hasn't been any European champions this season our sport teams competed only at domestic university championships and league competitions, and our basketball players even fought for the top of the Croatian basketball league – the Premier League.
In the past season, at team competitions alone, our students won respectable seven gold, three silver and two bronze team cups.
Basketball – male (champions of the 2nd Croatian Basketball League – A2 Centre, 3rd place in qualifications for the Premier League, champions of the Croatian University Championship, champions of the Zagreb University Championship)
Team: Leon Abramović, Luka Jelinić, Mario Raič, Luka Jakić, Filip Šimović, Bruno Levanić-Kutni, Ivan Penić, Juraj Čičko, Filip Petrović, Matej Kljajić, Luka Živko, Filip Kordić, Marko Baković, Tomislav Garvanović, head coach Srđan Helbich, assistant coach Luka Novak, strength and conditioning coach Filip Maršić and head manager Mario Kralj.
Futsal (champions of the Croatian University Championship, champions of the Zagreb University Championship)
Team: Davor Kanjuh, Juraj Bedeković, Kristijan Grbeša, Karlo Maloševac, Mario Modrušan, Mario Novak, Matej Horvat, Karlo Mateljak, Michel Čurčić, Nikola Žarak, Sadat Ziberi, Krešimir Skračić, Tomislav Bosec, Tomislav Šteko, Vedran Matošević, Žarko Luketin, Željko Petović, Željko Pukec, head coach Matija Đulvat and assistant coach Stipe Marušić.
Football (3rd place at the Croatian University Championship)
Team: David Pintar, Matej Horvat, Ivan Šulter, Michel Čurčić, Tomislav Šteko, Tomislav Bosec, Matija Zekić, Dino Balde, Matija Jesenović, Tomislav Bičak, Filip Cvitanović, Mario Novak, Ivan Vidović, Tonči Pešić, Nikola Pašalić, Rudolf Babić With supervision of Stipe Marušić and Marijo Strahonja, Head of Sport Programs.
Handball (Vice-champions of the Croatian University Championship, champions of the Zagreb University Championship, 2nd place at the 3rd Croatian Handball League – Centre)
Team: Antonio Rosandić, Marko Šego, Dorian Markušić, Mike Lind, Sanjin Saraj, Filip Markešić, Mateo Drinovac, Dominik Miholjančan, Bruno Dragičević, Božidar Križanović, Julijan Šalić, Ozren Žuković, Andro Debelić, Filip Vučetić, Ivan Hanžek, Romano Morić, Ivan Kovačević, Luka Rakonca, Tomislav Alpeza, Ivan Drinovac, Hrvoje Matijašec, Marko Mravunac, Filip Šutalo, Marko Čorić, Matej Tabak, head coach Zvonimir Bilić, assistant coach Klaudija Bubalo and team leader Ivan Pejnović.
Tennis (Vice-champions of the Croatian University Championship)
Team: Luka Zupčić and Branko Lončarević.
Basketball – female (Champions of the Zagreb University Championship – a historic trophy for VERN’s female team at this competition)
Team: Katarina Maloča Mrčela, Emanuela Salopek, Nika Sarjanović, Ivana Zadro, Karmen Buljat, Anja Škara, Mara Lonza, Tamara Knežević, Marina Petonjić, head coach Mario Kralj and assistant coach Stana Odak Krasić.
We also congratulate our other athletes on their achievements in this season!
Date of publication: July 14, 2017