Evelyn Carreras wins first title as head coach
TIJUANA, Mexico, April 30 2013.- Dominican Evelyn Carreras,
former libero of the 2004 Olympic Team, won her first title as
head coach at the Mexican Junior Olympic Championships.
The Girls Pre-Youth team of Baja California defeated Nuevo Leon
in the gold medal match 2-0 (25-17, 25-14), with a great
performace by young prospects like captain Grecia Cordero, who
converted four aces as well as Veronica Barbarin and libero
“I am so glad we have conquered this medal,” Carreras said.
“Last year we fell short and captured a bronze, but fortunatelly
we had a very good and ordered game. The girls responded to our
plan since the beginning”.
The match was a good stage to see two brilliant minds coaching
on every side. Nuevo Leon’s Girls Pre-Youth team was directed by
Jorge Azair, who coached Mexico’s National Senior Men’s team at
the FIVB 2010 World Championships and also at the XVI
Panamerican Games of Guadalajara 2011.
“It was great, because of the strategies we showed. We lost
against them the first time we faced each other at the
tournament in the first round, and qualified in second place,
however this helped us so much to make the right adjustements,”
she added. Baja California conquered the six championships of
the six categories to make history at this event.