As captain, Michal Kubiak wants to lead by example
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 8, 2017 – Poland captain Michal Kubiak
exudes great passion for the game and turns it into victories, most recently in this year's FIVB Volleyball World League.
The 29-year-old has been an inspirational leader for the world No. 2 since taking over the captaincy following Poland's World Championship triumph
on home soil in 2014.
Over that time he has been known to get the best out of, not only his side but also the opposition because of his competitive spirit.
"I'm desperate for winning everything, everytime, doesn't matter who against," Kubiak said. "I'm really competitive. against anybody at any time.
"Some people get pissed at me because what I did or said on court, after the game I don't care what I did inside the court as long as I'm winning, I'm feeling great. I don't care how much it costs. I'm the captain of this team, I need to protect my team mates. I need to do everything that's in my power to win."
Kubiak has done his part in scoring with a 36-point contribution in Poland's three World League matches to date, but he also shows great leadership on the court and an intense drive to come up with a win at all costs.
This mentality led to an FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship title victory on home soil in 2014 and a FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup bronze medal finish in Japan the following year.
After a joint-fifth finish at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the outside spiker remains driven to achieve more victories this season, particularly in the World League.