FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 CUB / Cuba - Team Composition

 
Team manager Olazabal Herrera Yoel
Head coach Gala Rodriguez Juan Carlos
Assistant coach Torres Herrera Regla
Doctor Acosta Chacon Siggilfredo
Therapist / trainer Valdes Torrens Tarik
Journalist Izquierdo Valdes Luis Alberto
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Wilma Salas Rosell Salas 09.03.1991 188 60 313 298
  2   Yanelis Santos Allegne Santos 30.03.1986 181 69 324 304
  3 Alena Rojas Orta Orta 09.08.1992 186 76 320 305
  4   Yoana Palacio Mendoza Palacios 06.10.1990 184 67 313 300
  5 Yunieska Robles Batista Robles 21.03.1993 185 67 308 285
  6   Daymara Lescay Cajigal Lescay 05.09.1992 184 72 308 290
  7 Yamila Hernandez Santas Santas 08.11.1992 182 69 301 285
  L 8   Emily Borrell Cruz Borrell 19.02.1992 167 55 270 260
  9 Rachel Sanchez Perez Sanchez 09.01.1989 188 75 315 305
  10   Ana Lidia Cleger Abel Cleger 27.11.1989 183 69 300 285
  11 Liannes Castañeda Simon Simon 18.10.1986 188 70 325 320
  12   Dairilys Cruz Perez Cruz 12.09.1990 183 65 310 305
  13 Rosanna Giel Ramos Giel 10.06.1992 187 62 320 315
  14   Dayami Sanchez Savon Sanchez 14.03.1994 188 64 314 302
  C 15 Yusidey Silie Frometa Silie 11.11.1984 183 80 316 300
  L 16   Yaremis de la Caridad Mendaro Leyva Mendaro 21.04.1994 181 62 310 300
  17 Gyselle de la Caridad Silva Franco Silva 29.10.1991 184 70 302 295
  18   Sulian MATIENZO LINARES MATIENZO 14.12.1994 178 67 318 314
  19 Jennifer Alvarez Hernandez Alvarez 29.11.1993 184 72 310 294
  20   Heydi Rodríguez López RODRIGUEZ 24.06.1993 184 74 310 305
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Although 2011 was not a very happy year for Cuba on a global scale, it is hoped they can turn it around for 2012.

Cuba’s glory days were in the 90s when the women’s team became world champions in 1994 and 1998 - in addition to Olympic Games titles in 1992, 1996 and 2000 - at the same time their men’s counterparts were also finishing on the podium.

At the World Championship in 2002 and 2006 Cuba finished fifth and seventh. Now, under the tutelage of new coach Juan Carlos Gala and with the wise advice of legendary players such as Eugenio George and Regla Torres, their goal is to improve on their 2006 seventh- place finish.

Coach profile

Juan Carlos Gala became coach of Cuba in 2010, with his first competitive match coming at the International Invitational Tournament in China.

Total dedication, theoretical and practical training are just three ways in which he hopes Cuba will reach their goal of a place in the finals