About Sanse Complutense
Sanse Complutense look forward to a date with fellow debutantes Pembroke following their Spanish title last term, edging out Club de Campo de Madrid in the championship final.
It will be their fourth season in women’s European competition having contested the EuroHockey Club Trophy in 2014 (fourth place) and 2021 (runners-up) while they played in the top tier Cup in 2017 where they finished in fifth place. There, they lost a close battle with Surbiton before beating Hermes-Monkstown and Canterbury.
This season, they have endured a tough campaign with three wins from 13 games, leaving them in eighth place. It is primarily down to a large turnover of players with many of their big names moving on. Key corner threat Lola Riera is now with HGC in the Netherlands, Lucia Jimenez is in Germany while fellow Spanish international Patricia Alvarez is now with Real Club de Polo.
Argentina international Maria Pilar Campoy is their key figure, topscoring in the league with six goals, while Maria Emilia Garcia Munitis and Lucia Caruso are new arrivals who have linked up with the Italian national team. Linda Cobano is another addition this term who has chipped with five goals.
Agustina Fiorelli, Marianna Alvarez, Victoria Madariaga and Antonia Rebecca Landgrebe add to the list of newcomers. The side has three captains – Fiorelli, Cristina Condes and Josefina Mondo.
They also had a change of coach over the summer with Ignacio Rodrigo Estevez taking over from Victor Sojo. It is a panel with a strong Argentinean connection – 14 players from the wider panel and the coach hail from the South American country.