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Team manager Noel MARRERO
Head coach Carlos D. CARDONA
Assistant coach Alejandro C.H. ARCONADA
Doctor Dr. Luis BAERGA VARELA
Therapist / trainer Juan RIVERA
Journalist Humberto PAGAN - MORENO
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
1 Jose Rivera Rivera 02.07.1977 192 85 325 320 Carolina
L 2   Gregory Berrios Berrios 24.01.1979 182 83 305 299 Arecibo
4 Victor Rivera RIVERA 30.08.1976 195 88 345 329 Guaynabo
5   Victor Bird BIRD 16.03.1982 195 90 335 328 Guaynabo
6 Angel Perez Perez 20.05.1982 190 86 325 318 Guaynabo
9   Luis Rodriguez RODRIGUEZ 13.07.1969 202 89 340 333 Guaynabo
C 12 Hector Soto Soto 20.06.1978 197 85 340 332 Guaynabo
13   Alexis Matias MATIAS 21.07.1974 195 88 335 325 Guaynabo
14 Fernando Morales Morales 04.02.1982 186 68 325 318 Guaynabo
15   Enrique Escalante Escalante 06.08.1984 195 88 330 324 Guaynabo
17 Emanuel Batista BATISTA 12.01.1989 187 68 300 292 Naranjito
18   Mannix Roman Roman 17.01.1983 190 85 295 288 Guaynabo
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

Puerto Rico qualify for the first time to FIVB World Cup. The Team defeat once again Cuba in the 2007 NORCECA Championship Semi Final, after five fought set. The Puerto Rican area ready to the Cup and the goal is simple to make the best performance and to have the best preparation to NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Team prepared to battle face to face against the traditional world volleyball power and to look the rematch against some rivals of the last year World Championship

Before the NORCECA Championship the Team participated in the XV Pan American Games in Brazil with finish in 5th place and win the silver medal in II Pan American Cup in Dominican Republic, also qualify to the 2008 America's Cup.

During the 2006, the Island celebrate the great performance in 2006 FIVB World Championship in Japan and the gold medal in XX Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia

 

 

This will be the second occasion with Argentina coach,  Carlos Cardona lead the Puerto Rico Menís National Team in Japan, a the great performance in last year FIVB World Championship.

Cardona born in the city of Rosario, Argentina. After its graduated began a successful coaching career with included the Argentina National League, Italy League A-1 (three different club - Grottazzolina, Petrolifano and Gioia), also work in the Italian B-1 League with Grottazzolina and Piceno.

In 2003 arrival to Puerto Rico to coaching the club San Juan Playeros in the Puerto Rico Menís League during that time it had successful seasons and participated in the Final Series (1) and various Semi Final.

During the 2006 the Puerto Rico Volleyball Federation talk with Cardona it acquired the services for the FIVB World Championship in Japan. Last September, Cardona back to the Island and with just a short time of preparation it united the team that profit the historical second place in the NORCECA Championship and qualify to the FIVB World Cup.