FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 PUR / Puerto Rico - Team Composition

 
Team manager Jose Luis Lopez
Head coach David Aleman
Assistant coach Rafael Olazagasti
Doctor
Therapist / trainer Victor Correa
Journalist Humberto Pagan Moreno
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Debora Seilhamer Seilhamer 04.10.1985 166 61 245 240
  L 2   Shara Venegas Venegas 18.09.1992 173 68 280 272
  C 3 Vilmarie Mojica Mojica 13.08.1985 180 63 295 288
  4   Tatiana Encarnación Encarnacion 28.07.1985 182 72 300 279
  5 Sarai Alvarez Alvarez 03.04.1986 183 61 295 286
  6   Yarimar Rosa Rosa 20.06.1988 178 62 295 285
  7 Stephanie Enright Enright 15.12.1990 179 56 300 292
  8   Shanon Torregrosa Wingate 11.02.1981 188 85 301 297
  9 Aurea Cruz Cruz 10.01.1982 180 63 310 290
  10   Genesis Collazo Collazo 04.10.1992 185 74 301 296
  11 Karina Ocasio Malpica 01.08.1985 192 76 298 288
  12   Michelle Nogueras Nogueras 05.12.1988 179 58 275 262
  13 Remy June Mcbain Mcbain 27.08.1991 188 68 299 289
  14   Natalia Valentin Valentin 12.09.1989 170 61 244 240
  15 Daly Santana Santana 19.02.1995 185 65 300 274
  16   Alexandra Oquendo Oquendo 03.02.1984 189 75 297 284
  17 Lynda Morales Morales 20.05.1988 188 94 302 296
  18   Jetzabel Del Valle Del Valle 19.12.1979 185 73 305 292
  19 Amanda Vazquez Vazquez 30.03.1984 185 94 302 297
  20   Jennifer Quesada Quesada 22.02.1992 188 71 299 295
  21 Jennifer Nogueras Nogueras 01.08.1991 185 88 299 292
  22   Valeria Gonzalez Gonzalez 15.09.1988 188 67 288 282
  23 Pilar Marie Victoria Victoria 11.10.1995 182 53 301 268
  24   Diana REYES Reyes 29.04.1993 188 86 290 285
  25 Kanisha Jimenez Jimenez 28.11.1995 185 56 295 291
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Puerto Rico are currently ranked 19th in the world by the FIVB and this will be their third appearance at the FIVB World Grand Prix. David Alemán’s return as coach is the sort of inspirational move which this team needs, having led the side from 2000 to 2004 previously.

After an encouraging 2010 World Championship performance which saw the Central Americans finish 17th on the back of their 11th place finish in the World Grand Prix the same year, Puerto Rico has been looking to build on the experience ever since.
Unfortunately, this year’s World Grand Prix will be their first FIVB competition since that vital World Championship experience two years ago.


Puerto Rico qualified for this year’s tournament after defeating Canada and Peru, finishing fifth at the Pan American Cup in Mexico. Although dreams are set on a top six finish, any result above last place in the standings will be seen as a reason to celebrate.
Coach profile

David Aleman will coach of Puerto Rico's women for the second time this year, although this will be his first World Grand Prix.

Previously he led the side from 2000 to 2004, highlighted by a 10th place finish at the 2002 World Championships in Germany.

Aleman return to national team in the summer of 2011, helping the side take fifth at the Pan-American Cup.

Aleman has also been a coach in the Puerto Rico Men’s & Women’s League, winning the National Championship for both genders, something just four coaches have achieved in the 54 years that the Puerto Rico Volleyball Federation has been around.