Puerto Rico Announces Men’s Team to World Championship
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 6, 2018 – Puerto Rican coach
Oswald “Ossie” Antonetti has confirmed the 14 players that will
participate in the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship set
to start in Varna, Bulgaria on September 12.
Antonetti will be using 12 of the 14 players that were active in
the XIII Pan American Cup held in Mexico where the squad
qualified to the Pan American Games of Lima in 2019.
The team will be composed by setters Angel Perez and Eduardo
Goas, wing spikers Pablo Guzmán, Eddie Rivera and Sequiel
Sánchez, middle blockers Jessie Colón, Jonathan Rodríguez, Pedro
Nieves and Pedro Sierra, the opposite hitters Maurice Torres,
Ezequiel Cruz and Juan Vázquez, and liberos Arnel Cabrera and
Dennis del Valle.
Antonetti will be accompanied by assistant coaches Manuel “Wito”
Acevedo, Jamille Torres, the statistician Luis Ruiz Molini and
therapist Wilfredo Nazario.
Puerto Rico will play in Pool D in Varna starting off against
Iran, Poland and Bulgaria on September 12-14. Then they will
meet Finland and Cuba on September 16-17.
The top four teams of each pool advance to the second round. The
FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship will be played
simultaneously in Italy and Bulgaria until September 30.