Castillo stays in contention for Globe Award


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, January 16, 2013 – Brenda Castillo, the libero of the Dominican Republic Women’s National Team, dominated the first-round voting for the Volleyball Globe Award in a poll conducted by volleyball.it an Italian website dedicated to volleyball based in Modena.


Castillo is currently playing for Rabita Baku Club in Azerbaijan following a superb performance at the 2012 Olympic Games where she was the top libero and best digger.


In the first stage of the election, when fans from all over the world vote via internet, Castillo easily won against the Chinese Zhang Xian by a 70-30 margin. She now will compete against the veteran Japanese Yuko Sano, the regular libero of her country national team.


Meanwhile, the Dominican opposite Bethania De la Cruz, of Galtex GS in Korea, was eliminated from the contest losing 67-33 against Neslihan Darnel the star of Turkey National Team.


To vote for Castillo in the next round, the fans can do it at www.volleyball.it from 8:00 am of January 21 to January 25 at 11:59 pm (European Central Time).