In a recent interview with VBTV, American star setter Micah Christenson described his Argentinean counterpart Luciano De Cecco by saying that “nobody can try to be Luciano De Cecco because he’s individually himself.”
Although Micah’s comments made a reference to De Cecco’s playing style, which make of him a truly unique player in the position, they also perfect summarize another intriguing facet of the Olympic medalist – his leadership.
Captaining the Argentinean national team since 2015, the 35-year-old De Cecco has been exposed to all kinds of leadership styles over his almost 20 years of professional volleyball and still, just like he does with his playmaking duties, he just opted to be himself.
“I think that when someone is a good leader, it just shows, it’s not something you can really develop if you don’t have that on you,” he told Volleyball World. “There’s a lot of different forms to lead and there’s no right or wrong. Each leader has its own way of doing things and each of them works in a different way.”