Dominicans go after fourth straight crown


LIMA, Peru, August 6, 2018 – Three-time defending champions Dominican Republic will be seeking for a fourth consecutive crown at the U23 Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup to be played in Lima, Peru from August 14 to 19 at Teófilo Bonilla Coliseum in Lima, Peru.


Eight teams are registered to participate in the initial qualification process toward the 2021 FIVB U23 Women’s World Championship.


The Dominican Republic is seeded in Pool B along with Costa Rica, Mexico and Colombia while host Peru be joined by Guatemala, Chile and Cuba in Pool A. 


The pool winners will advance directly to the semifinals while the second and third placed teams will meet in crossed matches in the quarterfinals on August 17.


In the short history of the competition that started in 2012 and has been contested every other year, the Dominican teams have won on each occasion with Brazil, Colombia and Argentina finishing as runner-ups.


Yonkaira Peña was selected as the MVP in the inaugural event in 2012 while Brayelin Martínez has earned the honors in the last two events held in 2014 and 2016.


Argentina finished third in the inaugural year while Cuba has finished third in the last two editions.


History of the competition:


Year    Gold    Silver  Bronze

2012     DOM     BRA      ARG

2014     DOM     COL      CUB

2016     DOM     ARG      CUB