NORCECA in mourning for the passing of Miguel Figueroa

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 30, 2022 – NORCECA Confederation is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Puerto Rican Miguel Figueroa, an appreciated member of our referee community.

Mr. Figueroa officiated in many NORCECA and FIVB competitions as well as in the superior leagues of his native country.

Mr. Figueroa was among 12 officials from NORCECA nominated to receive their international degree in 2010 after approving the course organized by the Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic.

He whistled at the Toronto Pan American Games in 2015 as well as at the Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018. He also officiated at the FIVB Junior Championships in Bahrein and Czech Republic.

A physical education teacher in Yauco, he began his career officiating matches in the national league of Puerto Rico in 2005.

NORCECA Confederation joins the Referee Family in extending its deepest condolences to Miguel Figueroa’s family, friend and the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation at this time of great sorrow.