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Cuban Mireya Luis elected President of NCVA Zone

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 9, 2017 – Cuba’s Mireya Luis was elected president of the North and Central Volleyball Zonal Association to replace Mexico’s M.C. Saul Castro Verdugo who resigned to the position.


The three-time Olympic gold medalist Mireya is recognized as one of the best volleyball players in history. She played a key role as part of the legendary team “Las Morenas del Caribe” that won the Olympic titles in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.

The zonal association consists of Canada, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

The Executive Committee and Board of Administration of NORCECA began on Friday its annual three-day meeting in Santo Domingo.

Ms. Lucille Hobson of U.S. Virgin Islands was voted by the Board of Administration as Second Executive Vice President to replace Mr. Douglas Beal of USA.

Mr. Edgar Alvarado of Costa Rica was accepted as president of AFECAVOL and member of the Board of Administration without voting rights to replace Mme. Marta Centeno de Sajche who requested a one year leave of absence.

The members voted in favor of proposal to name Mexico’s Alberto Arreola as replacement of his countryman Castro Verdugo in the BOA. Also, Ms. Lori Okimura of United States was proposed as new member in substitution of Mr. Douglas Beal.

The presidency of NORCECA also presented the nomination of Castro Verdugo and Puerto Rico’s Carlos Beltran Svelti as honorary vice presidents.

These proposals approved by the members of the NORCECA Board of Administration are pending of the approval by the NORCECA Congress to take place next October 27-29 in Costa Rica.