Marte Hoffiz praise achievements by National Teams
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 18, 2017 – The
president of the Female Program of the Dominican Volleyball
Federation rated as “very successful” the achievements attained
in 2017 by the local teams at the international scene.
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz also commented about the many challenges
for next year when the teams will face a heavy calendar of high
level competitions at the international field.
“I want to congratulate all the athletes, coaches, doctors,
therapists, statisticians and supporting personnel, and the
media for their support,” Marte Hoffiz said. “Also to FEDOVOLI,
the Regional Center, parents of the athletes for their full
commitment to the program in 2017” he said.
He commented that four national teams in the age-group
categories U18, U20, U23 and Senior logged important triumphs
and medals at the different tournaments they entered, including
a silver medal and two athletes in the Dream Team at the U18
Girls World Championship.
“It was a great achievement for our volleyball in the
tournament, the first medal and a silver one at the U18 Girls
World Championship in Argentina,” he said.
The Dominicans lost the final match against the double champions
Italy. Madeline Guillen took home the scoring points point
department with 155 points and was alto the best spiker.
Yaneirys Rodriguez starred for her big defense.
The U20 won the gold medal at the AAU Championship in Orlando,
Florida and also another gold medal at the U.S.Open in Orlando.
He added the gold medal achieved by the U18 Fina Four Team in
Lima, and the gold medal by the senior team at the Group A
Qualifier to the FIVB 2018 WCH.
He also recalled the silver medal at the Pan American Cup where
they fell short to United States. He noted the final victory was
against Puerto Rico and libero Brenda Castillo was the MVP and
triple awards in defense.
Marte Hoffiz also commented on the gold medal the team won at
the Bolivarian Games in Santa Marta, Colombia.
Also the U23 team joined the awarded teams and athletes with a
fourth-level position at the U23 Women’s World Championship in