Puerto Rico announces his team for Qualifier and Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 3, 2019 – Puerto Rican national
coach Jose Mieles announced the 14 players of the team that will
play in both the Qualification Tournament to the Pan American
Games and the Caribbean Series.
“I will repeat 12 of the players in both matches and will rotate
one setter and one libero between the tournament and the
series,” explained Mieles.
The 12 players competing in both events are the captain Natalia
Valentin, Shara Venegas, Neira Ortiz, Diana Reyes, Ana Sofía
Jusino, Paola Rojas, Karina Ocasio, Legna Hernández, Julymar
Otero, Pilar Marie Victoriá, Paulina Prieto and Sarai Álvarez.
Mieles said that for the qualifier he will be using the prospect
setter Wilmarie Rivera and the libero Valeria Leon while for the
Caribbean Series will use Raymariely Santos (setter) and Adriana
Puerto Rico opens its participation in the qualifier on Friday
January 4 facing Nicaragua, then meets Nicaragua on Saturday 5
and on Sunday 6 will play against Trinidad & Tobago.
The winner of the qualifier gets the last berth to the Pan
American Games in Lima 2019.
On the other hand, the inaugural Caribbean Series will be played
on the same three days against the Dominican Republic.
All the matches will take place at Roberto Clemente Coliseum of