minister presents U18 Team with national flag
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 24, 2017
– The minister of sports of the Dominican Republic presented
with the national flag to the members of the national volleyball
team to compete next week at the U18 Girls’ Pan American Cup in
Havana, Cuba from March 26 to April 3.
The ceremony took place in the offices of the
minister Danilo Diaz located at Olympic Center Juan Pablo Duarte
in Santo Domingo, where he encouraged the athletes to compete
hearts out and to once again bring back home the trophy as
He assured the Ministry of Sports will offer the
constant support and reminded the players their commitment to
keep high the name of Queens of the Caribbean.
“The Dominican people don’t expect other thing
than winning the championship,” said the minister as he recalled
the fans are used to their triumphs which constitutes a real big
He commented that they are under the same
conditions of the baseball team that tried to defend the crown
at the World Baseball Classic, and even though they were not
able to win the people was happy because of their commitment and
big effort shown on the playing field.
“They played with all their hearts and did it
with commitment and we hope to have the same attitude from you
the volleyball players,” he said.
The Dominican selection was crowned at the
NORCECA Championship 2016 and at the U18 Pan American Cup in
2015 and thus becoming the continental number 1 in the U18
Player Camila de la Rosa spoke on behalf of the
team and expressed gratitude to minister Diaz for his advice,
“one that without any doubt commits everyone of us to give
everything on the court” and for his support to our delegation
for this trip.
The Dominican team introduced by Eddy Gonzalez
consists of Hennesys
Lalane, Yaulis Féliz, Mesalina Severino, Flor Marie Colón,
Mariela Jiménez, Érica Asencio, Isaura Dájer, Madelin Guillén,
Yaneyris Rodríguez, Geraldine González, Raquel Rodríguez and
Camila de la Rosa.
The coach is Alexandre Ceccato assisted by Marcos
Vinicius. The team manager is Agripina Martinez.