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  Brenda Canet.


“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.