Valentin named captain of Puerto Rican Women’s Team
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 8, 2017 – Natalia Valentin has been
named as captain of the Puerto Rican Women’s Volleyball National
Team a move that forms part of the renovation of the squad for
the new Olympic cycle.
Valentin, a dynamic setter, is the fifth captain of the team
since 1990. She follows Xiomara Molero (1990-2004), Aury Cruz
(2005-08), Vilmarie Mojica (2009-12) and Yarimar Rosa (2013-16).
“It is an honor and I am extremely happy for this opportunity
and the confidence the girls have showed while choosing me for
this important role which I take seriously,” Valentin said.
“I have the advantage and blessing of being surrounded by many
teammates with experience who are also leaders who I can trust
to take the best decisions as a team,” Valentin added.
The first competition in 2017 for Valentin and the Puerto Rican
team will be the XVI Pan American Cup to be held in Lima and
Cañete, Peru from June 15 to 26.