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Puerto Rican legend Aury Cruz moving to Beach Volleyball

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, August 25, 2017 – Puerto Rican legend Aury Cruz is making the transition to beach volleyball after a long career as member of the Puerto Rican Volleyball National Team and player in several foreign leagues.

Cruz has been confirmed by the head of beach volleyball coaches Enrique “Kike” Perez as member of the team that will represent Puerto Rico at the next NORCECA Circuit event to take place in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic,

“She had expressed her interest to make the move and has been working out very well for the past two weeks,” Pérez said. “She is a natural player and I know she will make a smooth transition from indoor to beach without difficulties.”

Cruz will team up with Ashley Vasquez who already has seen action at the 2017 Continental Circuit playing last April in Cayman Islands where she finished eighth.

Over the last week both players have been working full time with national coach Alexis Feliciano at the Ocean Park Beach in San Juan.

Cruz made her debut with the national team playing at the NORCECA Continental Championship in 1997 and announced her retirement after playing at Rio Olympic Games last year.