FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 CUB / Cuba

Team manager
Coach Juan Carlos Gala Rodríguez
Assistant coach Wilfredo Robinson Pupo
2nd assistant coach Juan Carlos Cruz Cabrera
Physiotherapist Tarik Valdes Torrens
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Melissa Teresa Vargas Vargas 16.10.1999 184 78 244 242 Cienfuegos
  3   Alena Rojas Orta Orta 09.08.1992 186 76 320 305 Habana
  C 6 Daymara Lescay Cajigal Lescay 05.09.1992 184 72 308 290 Guantanamo
  7   Claudia Hernandez Aguila Hernandez 09.01.1997 181 78 225 223 La Habana
  L 8 Emily Borrell Cruz Borrell 19.02.1992 167 55 270 260 Villa Clara
  11   Gretell Elena Moreno Borrero Moreno 30.01.1998 183 68 287 280 Granma
  13 Rosanna Giel Ramos Giel 10.06.1992 187 62 320 315 Ciego de Avila
  14   Dayami Sanchez Savon Sanchez 14.03.1994 188 64 314 302 Ciudad Habana
  15 Beatriz Vilches Santana Vilches 29.01.1995 182 68 288 277 Cienfuegos
  16   Yelennis Diaz Cairo Cairo 14.10.1995 189 71 300 298 Villa Clara
  18 Sulian Caridad Matienzo Linares Matienzo 14.12.1994 178 75 232 230 La Habana
  19   Jennifer Yanet Alvarez Hernandez Alvarez 19.11.1993 184 72 310 294 Cienfuegos
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Cuba is looking forward to being part of the first edition of the FIVB U23 Women’s World Championship, a tournament that will feature many players who are already established in top national teams and other players on the verge of international recognition.

Cuba, coached by senior national team coach Juan Carlos Gala Rodriguez, reflects this makeup of experience and youth. The team includes players who have experience of top-level competition such as the recent FIVB World Grand Prix.

Established players such as Rosanna Giel, Emily Borrell and Daymara Lescay will feature in the team, as well as promising youngster Melissa Vargas, who is just 13 years old but is seen as a vital player for Cuban volleyball. The team will be fighting point by point and match by match to succeed in the tournament.

Coach profile

Since 2010, Juan Carlos Gala Rodriguez has been in charge of directing the Cuban women’s team and has participated in a number of international competitions. He won the silver medal at the 2009 World Youth Championship with the men's team and is known for discipline, constant review and improvement, and excellent relationships with his players.