Martinez will be big attraction in NORCECA U-20
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, August 19, 2012 – Dominican Brayelin
Martinez, will be one of the main attractions during the NORCECA
Women’s Junior Continental Championship to be held in Nicaragua
from August 21-26.
Martinez, who turns 16 next month, is one of the most promising
players from the Dominican Republic Female Program. She already
made her debut with the senior team taking part in last year’s
FIVB World Cup in Japan and also in this year’s FIVB World Grand
The 1.95m Martinez was the best scorer and best spiker of the
NORCECA Girl’s U-18 Continental Championship recently held in
Tijuana, Mexico where Dominican Republic claimed the silver
She was the fourth best scorer in last year’s FIVB Women’s
Junior World Championship held in Peru.
Martinez, with incredible long arms, possesses all the qualities
that scouts and recruiters look for when judging and rating
Dominican Republic make their debut next Wednesday against
Guatemala and are to face Mexico the following day.
In the history of the competition, the team has finished second
to United States in the last four editions.
The schedule of the preliminary round is as follows:
Costa Rica v Antigua & Barbuda
United States v Trinidad & Tobago
Mexico v Guatemala
Dominican Republic v Guatemala
Cuba v Trinidad & Tobago
Nicaragua v Antigua & Barbuda
Dominican Republic v Mexico
United States v Cuba
Nicaragua v Costa Rica