Men's Team from Puerto Rico Announced
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 3, 2017 - The Puerto Rico Men's
National Team returns to action at the end of July, when it
participates in the XII Pan American Cup in Canada from July 23
The other major competition for the national squad will be the
NORCECA Continental Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado
"This group has a mix of internationally proven players and some
of the top prospects of the country. There is a lot of talent
and the challenge now is to start working in an organized way in
search of the goals in each tournament," said FPV Vice President
Faced with these events, the program has 19 players: Edgardo
Goas, Sequiel Sánchez, Arturo Iglesias, Maurice Torres, Ulises
Maldonado, Kevin López, Pelegrín Vargas, Pablo Rodriguez, Mannix
Román, Ramón Burgos, Steven Morales, Dennis Del Valle, Arnel
Cabrera, Pedro Nieves, Víctor Cosme, Ezequiel Cruz, Pedro Molina
and Brian Negrón.
"We have a good group of players who have been committed and
have worked since the end of April. We are already in the last
two weeks of preparation for the Cup," explained Coach Ramon 'Monchito'
Puerto Rico will participate in the Cup alongside eleven other
national teams - United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba,
Dominican Republic, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica
During the Press Conference, Nieves introduced the setter,
Edgardo Goas as the new captain of the national team.
"Goas will be the captain, but we will also have a co-captain
who will be Sequiel Sánchez, for the different events of the
cycle," Nieves said.
Looking for the World Championship
The selection will play in September the NORCECA Championship
which will have 12 teams and will grant five spots to the FIVB
World Championship of 2018.
The NORCECA will be from September 23 to 30 in the Colorado
In the tournament the selection will be vying for one berth to
the World Championship to be played in Italy and Bulgaria, next