FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 MEX / Mexico

 
Team manager FRANCISCO JAVIER JIMENEZ ESPITIA
Coach JORGE MIGUEL AZAIR LOPEZ
Assistant coach CLAUDIO TORRES GARCIA
Doctor ANDREA CAMPOS
Physiotherapist MARIANA MENDEZ VEGA
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Gema Leon Leon 11.03.1991 181 61 292 275 NUEVO LEON
  2   Lizeth Lopez Lopez L. 14.05.1990 164 62 277 252 BAJA CALIFORNIA
  3 Claudia Lizbeth Resendiz Lopez Resendiz 21.05.1994 172 72 268 260
  4   Selena Barajas Barajas 22.01.1982 182 72 296 275 UANL
  C 5 Andrea Rangel Rangel 19.05.1993 180 57 297 289 NUEVO LEON
  6   Freda Maria Lopez Olmos Lopez 17.06.1988 164 64 235 230 Oaxaca
  7 Alejandra Perales Perales 11.08.1992 170 57 263 250 NUEVO LEON
  8   Dulce Carranza Cabrales 29.06.1990 178 83 275 252 NUEVO LEON
  9 Alejandra Patricia Segura Maldonado Segura 09.11.1993 177 69 0 0 NUEVO LEON
  10   Lizbeth Sainz Sainz L. 14.12.1995 178 55 295 285 Baja California
  11 Alejandra Isiordia Isiordia 17.04.1994 184 72 283 274 BAJA CALIFORNIA
  12   Montserrat Castro Narvaez Castro 12.12.1996 199 85 270 268 UNAM
  13 Marion Frias Frias 19.01.1982 191 105 305 296 DISTRITO FEDERAL
  14   Claudia Rios Rios 22.09.1992 174 54 282 262 TAMAULIPAS
  15 Jocelyn Urias Urias 16.02.1996 190 65 296 284 BAJA CALIFORNIA
  16   Karla Sainz Sainz K. 22.07.1993 184 75 282 272 BAJA CALIFORNIA
  17 Zaira Orellana Orellana 03.05.1989 183 63 295 287 JALISCO
  18   Jazmin Hernandez Hernandez 18.09.1989 175 70 295 287 NUEVO LEON
  19 Fernanda Guitron Guitron 07.03.1996 183 78 295 288 JALISCO
  20   Ana Valle Valle 31.05.1996 194 89 310 297 DISTRITO FEDERAL
  L 21 Kaomi Solis Solis 06.08.1994 160 56 250 240 COLIMA
  22   Gabriela Leyva Olvera Leyva 05.03.1994 183 98 0 0
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Mexico are in a rebuilding stage and will hope their first appearance at the World Grand Prix signifies a new dawn for them. The team were one of the dominant forces in North and Central American volleyball from the 1950s through the 1970s. They took the gold medal on their debut at the Pan American Games in 1955 and followed that by claiming bronzes in 1963, 1971 and 1975. It was a similar story at the NORCECA Championship with triumphs in 1969 and 1971 followed by bronze medal performances in 1975, 1979 and 1981.

They also took seventh place when pitched against the world’s elite teams at the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games. Although times have changed, they ended a 20-year absence from the World Championships in 2002 and returned again in 2006. The World Grand Prix provides a great stage for promising young players such as Andrea Rangel, Claudia Rios and Lizbeth Sainz to gain international experience.
Coach profile

With Mexico making their first appearance at the World Grand Prix, coach Jorge Azair is relishing the prospect of leading his charges into action against the world’s elite teams. He recently said he thought his new-look side was entering “a new beginning”. 

Formerly coach of the Mexican men’s team, Azair guided them to their first elite international tournament in 19 years when they qualified for the 2010 World Championship, tying for 13th place at the tournament in Italy. He has won a string of national titles in his country’s university league and guided the University of Nuevo Leon Tigers to glory earlier this year.