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TEAM COMPOSITION


 PUR / Puerto Rico

 
Team manager Michelle Nogueras
Coach David Aleman
Assistant coach Esai Velez
Doctor
Physiotherapist Wilfredo Nazario
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Jose Rivera Rivera 02.07.1977 192 85 325 320 Carolina
  2   Edgardo Goas Goas 27.01.1989 197 95 345 330 Arecibo
  3 Juan Figueroa Figueroa 06.03.1986 189 88 335 325 Guaynabo
  L 4   Dennis Del Valle Del Valle 27.01.1989 175 58 300 290 Guaynabo
  5 Roberto Muñiz Muñiz 11.06.1980 196 92 333 326 Arecibo
  6   Angel Perez Perez 20.05.1982 190 86 325 318 Guaynabo
  7 Enrique Escalante Escalante 06.08.1984 195 88 330 324 Guaynabo
  8   Josue Núñez Núñez 07.05.1985 196 74 306 299 Guaynabo
  9 Jose Miguel Mulero Mulero 25.10.1991 170 63 298 284 Mayaguez
  10   Ezequiel Cruz Cruz 15.07.1986 193 88 320 310 Guaynabo
  11 Maurice Torres Torres 06.07.1991 68 192 305 299 National Team
  12   Hector Soto Soto 20.06.1978 197 85 340 332 Guaynabo
  13 Juan Vazquez Vazquez 23.01.1991 188 82 298 292 National Team
  14   Mannix Roman Roman 17.01.1983 190 85 295 288 Guaynabo
  15 Pablo Guzman Guzman 02.06.1987 188 67 292 288 Guaynabo
  16   Jackson Rivera Rivera 19.08.1987 186 66 360 350 Guaynabo
  17 Pedrito Sierra Sierra 21.07.1989 196 89 305 298 Fajardo
  18   Jean Carlos Ortiz Ortiz 23.02.1988 193 77 288 281 Guaynabo
  19 Sequiel Sanchez Sanchez 24.03.1990 182 83 290 275 Guaynabo
  20   Fernando Morales Morales 04.02.1982 186 68 325 318 Guaynabo
  21 Jon H. Rivera Rivera 05.01.1996 193 77 305 299 National Team
  22   Brian Negron Negron 15.02.1996 199 88 302 297 National Team
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Puerto Rico will be competing in the World League for just the second time in their history. Their previous appearance came in 2011, when they failed to win a match after being drawn in a tough group alongside Brazil, the United States and Poland. This year they will face China, Slovakia and Spain in Pool G. Led by David Aleman, who was appointed head coach in 2013, the team have set themselves the target of qualifying for the Final Four in Bursa, Turkey.

They have qualified for the previous two World Championships, and recorded wins over Cameroon and Australia in 2010. Their standout result is a sixth-place finish in their only World Cup appearance in 2007. At a continental level they are regular competitors in the Pan American Games, and have won gold at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. In the NORCECA Championship they finished second in 2007 and third in 2009.
Coach profile

David Aleman was appointed head coach of the Puerto Rico men’s team in January 2013 having previously carried out the role for the national women’s team. The men’s team’s greatest successes of recent seasons came in 2010 when they captured gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games and took bronze at the Pan-American Cup. Aleman has tasted glory as a head coach at club level in Puerto Rico. He guided the Arecibo Captains men’s team to the league title in 2013. On the world stage, he coached the island's women's team at the 2002 World Championship in Germany when they finished 10th. Aleman also mentored the Puerto Rican women in the 2004 Olympic qualifying tournament.