Dominican VB will be recipient of scholarships in Japan
SANTO DOMINGO - The Women's National Team of the Dominican
Republic has been selected by the Furukawa Gakuen Junior High
School to be a beneficiary of the scholarship program awarded
annually by the Japanese institution.
The announcement was made by Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, President
of the Program and Vice President of the Dominican Volleyball
Federation, after a meeting held in the country with Mr. Norio
Okazaki and Mr. Kiyotaka Ota, representatives of the center
located in Miyagi Prefecture.
The agreement means that an athlete of the U-16 category will
benefit from a full scholarship to study and play volleyball at
the school of Furukawa Gakuen and the possibility of continuing
to make a career in the university volleyball of the Japanese
Marte Hoffiz thanked the authorities of the educational
institution for their gesture by means of a letter sent to
Professor Sasaki Seiji, director of the school, thanking the
visit of the commission formed by Mr. Okazaki and Ota to inspect
the activities and operation of the Program of Women's National
Teams of the Dominican Republic.
"Mr. Okazaki and Ota visited us for several days and were very
satisfied with the operation of our system of training and
studies of the young women who participate in the program that
goes from the initiation stage to the senior team," said Marte
He added that this agreement has an important significance for
the future of Dominican volleyball.
He recalled that many Dominican players have played in the
Japanese Premier League including past stars such as Milagros
Cabral and Yudelkis Bautista as well as current top players
Bethania de la Cruz, Lisvel Eve Mejia and Yonkaira Peña among