FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 DOM / Dominican Republic

Team manager CRISTIAN CRUZ
Assistant coach WAGNER PACHECO
2nd assistant coach WILSON SANCHEZ
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Jineiry Martinez Martinez J. 03.12.1997 192 68 305 280 Mirador
  3   Gaila Ceneida Gonzalez Lopez Gonzalez 25.06.1997 190 73 304 276 Mirador
  4 Marianne Fersola Norberto Fersola 16.01.1992 191 60 315 310 Mirador
  5   Brenda Castillo Castillo 05.06.1992 167 55 245 230 San Cristobal
  8 Candida Estefany Arias Perez Arias 11.03.1992 194 68 320 315 San Cristobal
  11   Jeoselyna Rodriguez Santos Rodriguez 09.12.1991 187 63 325 315 Mirador
  13 Erasma Moreno Martinez Moreno 25.11.1991 186 75 304 289 Monte Plata
  14   Camil Inmaculada Dominguez Martinez Dominguez 07.12.1991 176 75 285 270 Mirador
  15 Celenia Toribio De Leon Toribio 17.07.1994 181 69 290 286 Cien Fuego
  16   Yonkaira Paola Peña Isabel Peña Isabel 10.05.1993 190 70 320 310 Deportivo Nacional
  19 Ana Yorkira Binet Stephens Binet 09.02.1992 174 58 280 260 Samana
  20   Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez Martinez B. 11.09.1996 201 83 330 320 Deportivo Nacional
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Dominican Republic team comes to the inaugural FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship after winning the age-group Pan American Cup held last year in Peru.

The team consists of a core of athletes who have plenty of experience with the senior national side, including prolific attacker Elizabeth Brayelin Martinez – the joint top scorer at the U20 World Championship in the Czech Republic earlier this year – and the stellar Brenda Castillo, the top libero at the London Olympic Games.

The best finish by the Dominican Republic in an FIVB age-group world championship was a silver medal at the 2009 Women’s Junior World Championship, which was also held in Mexico. Given its seasoned players under the guidance of veteran Brazilian coach Marcos Kwiek, the goal of the team and its staff is to compete for a top place in Mexico.

Coach profile

Brazilian Marcos Kwiek has been working with the women’s programme of the Dominican Republic National Federation since 2008. With Kwiek at the helm, the Dominican Republic won the first Women’s U23 Pan American Cup in Peru in 2012.

Kwiek and his staff – both Brazilians and Dominicans – have accomplished a remarkable number of triumphs, including gold medals at the 2009 NORCECA Continental Championship, the 2010 Pan American Cup and the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. This year, he guided the Dominican Republic to an impressive 6-3 record in the FIVB World Grand Prix, the country’s best ever finish.

Kwiek began his coaching career in 1995 with Gremio Recreativo Barueri of the Brazilian League, coaching several other league teams until 2007. He worked as assistant coach for the Brazil women’s team from 2003 to 2007.