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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 Slovenia.