Seilhamer reaches 6,000 defenses in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2019 - The Libero, Debora
Seilhamer reached the historic figure of 6,000 defensive digs on
Sunday March 10, and following the feat she attributed the
achievement to sacrifice in all aspects to continue an
Seilhamer who plays with the Chicks of Aibonito reached the feat
in the fourth set of the game against Llaneras de Toa Baja.
After achieving the 6,000 defenses that comes to mind to
Seilhamer, "The 7,000 (hahaha), but the reality is that what
leads any athlete to attain achievements like this are years of
sacrifice, training, discipline, effort, dedication and
The Ponce-born natural defensive specialist has had great
achievements in her career, including a championship title in
the Women's Senior Volleyball League with Cataño in 2012, being
part of the team that saw action at the Olympic Games in Rio,
2016, different awards at International events (including the
Most Valuable of the Central American and Caribbean Games,
Mayagüez 2010), All American and collegiate champion in the
"I really feel very satisfied and pleased with my sports career
both with teams that I played and also as individual, it is
great to know that my name is in the history of Puerto Rican
sports. In the same way, this entails a great responsibility,
which I assume with seriousness since I know that I am an
example and model for the youth that practices the sport,"
Seilhamer said to the website of the Puerto Rican Volleyball
Seilhamer has seen action in the LVSF with Guayanilla (2001,
where she was rookie of the year), Ponce (2002), Mayagüez
(2007-11), Cataño 2012-16 and currently with Aibonito.
The lawyer by profession is also the historic leader in defenses
in the league with 6,004.