FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 DOM / Dominican Republic - Team Composition

 
Team manager JOSE AYBAR
Head coach MARCOS KWIEK
Assistant coach WAGNER PACHECO
Doctor RAUL MEDINA
Therapist / trainer WILSON SANCHEZ
Journalist YEIVIC JIMENEZ
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  2 Rossy Dahiana Burgos Herrera Burgos 07.04.1985 184 70 305 300
  3   Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia Eve-Castillo 10.09.1991 194 70 325 315
  L 5 Brenda Castillo Castillo 05.06.1992 167 55 245 230
  L 6   Carmen Rosa Caso Sierra Caso 29.11.1981 168 59 240 230
  7 Niverka Dharlenis Marte Frica Marte 19.10.1990 178 71 295 283
  8   Candida Estefany Arias Perez Arias 11.03.1992 194 68 320 315
  C 10 Milagros Cabral de la Cruz Cabral 17.10.1978 182 63 325 320
  11   Jeoselyna Rodriguez Santos Rodriguez 09.12.1991 187 63 325 315
  12 Karla Miguelina Echenique Medina Echenique 16.05.1986 180 65 300 290
  13   Cindy Carolina Rondon Martinez Rondon 12.11.1987 186 61 320 315
  14 Prisilla Altagracia Rivera Brens Rivera 29.12.1984 186 70 320 315
  18   Bethania De La Cruz De Peña De La Cruz 13.05.1987 188 70 330 320
  19 Ana Yorkira Binet Stephens Binet 09.02.1992 174 58 280 260
  20   Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez Martinez 11.09.1996 200 72 330 320
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Dominican Republic will be taking part in the FIVB Women’s World Cup for the third time in a row and have made it clear that they want to improve on their results at the two previous tournaments where they finished 10th and ninth. Taking into consideration recent results, there is no reason why not.

With coach Marcos Kwiek starting to reap the rewards of building a squad around captain Milagros Cabral since taking over in 2008, big things are expected of the Caribbean country. Their bronze medal at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in 2009 was the breakthrough result, their first FIVB medal. Whilst they haven’t quite pushed on from that watershed moment, expectations are still high with some world class players starting to make a name for themselves on the international stage.
    
With good balance and depth, Kwiek now has more flexibility in his squad which he is hoping will translate into success on the court. The team arrives in Japan after finishing fourth at the Pan American Games and winning silver at the NORCECA Continental Championship, losing to the United States on both occasions. It was the second silver medal of the year for the Dominican Republic following the side’s performance at the Pan American Cup, which was won by Brazil in Mexico in July.

Coach profile

Brazilian Marcos Kwiek began coaching in 1995 with Brazilian club Gremio Recreativo Barueri before moving on to Esporte Clube Pinheiros. His first foray into the international scene was as an assistant coach for Brazil’s women’s team from 2003 to 2007 before taking the reins of the Dominican Republic in 2008. Since taking over, Kwiek has seen the side win gold and two silver medals at the Pan American Cup as well as the 2009 NORCECA Continental Championship title. He also helped guide the team to third at the FIVB Grand Champions Cup 2009.