President of NORCECA congratulates qualified teams

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 4, 2021 – NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz expressed his personal satisfaction following the closing ceremony of the U23 Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball Qualifier to the Junior Pan American Games.

“I want to congratulate the six teams per gender who have booked their tickets to the event in Cali, Colombia,” said Marte Hoffiz. “We have been able to complete the event as scheduled with excellent organization”.

Puerto Rico in the women’s tournament and Cuba in the men’s competition took home the highest honors winning all their matches during the weekend.

The teams qualified were:

Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico and Costa Rica in both genders, the women’s teams of Canada and Guatemala and the men’s of Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.

 “The report I have received is that beach volleyball was played at its utmost quality with fantastic plays from start to finish in both genders,” added Marte Hoffiz, who attended the General Technical Meeting last Thursday.

“These are our players of the future and I feel so happy with the fact we are starting to march on the road towards normality”, he added.

The event was dedicated to Mr. Ernesto Veloz, president of the Punta Cana Hotels Association, who received a plaque of recognition presented by Amos Anglade, the manager of the competition.

Jose Luis Jimenez Lao was the technical director and Salvador Bautista, the referee delegate.