FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 MEX / Mexico

 
Team manager Francisco Joel Rivera Sandoval
Coach Juan Roberto Vilches More
Assistant coach Adrián Delgado
Doctor Kethzel Padrón García
Physiotherapist
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Humberto Ceballos Ceballos 11.07.1993 197 87 313 286 UNAM
  2   Daniel Vargas Vargas 01.09.1986 197 94 340 330
  3 Jesus Ernesto Serrano Aragon Serrano 28.12.1994 189 85 330 310 JALISCO
  4   Irving Gonzalez Gonzalez 22.01.1993 185 90 310 280 Colima
  L 5 Jesus Rangel Rangel 20.09.1980 190 82 337 330 NUEVO LEON
  6   Ridl Alexis Garay Nava Garay 09.06.1997 194 74 326 299 JALISCO
  7 Jorge Quiñones Quiñones 13.11.1981 186 80 330 325 VIRTUS
  8   Guerson Acosta Acosta 19.07.1992 194 83 342 336 NUEVO LEON
  9 Carlos Guerra Guerra 03.08.1981 196 95 348 335 CHENOIS GENEVE VOLLEYBALL
  10   Pedro Rangel Rangel 16.09.1988 192 85 340 324 NUEVO LEON
  11 Jorge Barajas Barajas 07.05.1991 188 80 320 317 COLIMA
  12   Jose Martinez Martinez 23.01.1993 200 100 345 334 VIRTUS
  13 Miguel Chavez Chavez 13.05.1996 202 73 335 293 SONORA
  C 14   Tomas Aguilera Aguilera 15.11.1988 202 95 350 340 CHIHUAHUA
  15 Alejandro Moreno Moreno 16.09.1994 191 80 338 320 NUEVO LEON
  16   Jesus Alberto Perales Perales 22.12.1993 197 88 328 304 NUEVO LEON
  17 Nestor Orellana Orellana 07.01.1992 192 84 332 327 NUEVO LEON
  18   Dorian Raya Raya 02.01.1993 200 95 320 303 GUANAJUATO
  19 Pedro Ruiz Ruiz P. 20.06.1995 195 84 340 320 VERACRUZ
  20   Julian Duarte Duarte 19.06.1994 200 98 321 302 NUEVO LEON
  21 Roberto Rincon Rincon 19.04.1993 196 80 333 300 IMSS
  22   Enrique Ugalde Campo Ugalde 11.04.1996 190 76 318 295 BAJA CALIFORNIA
  23 Ariel Acosta Acosta 27.04.1995 194 78 328 305 Baja California
  24   Adrián Aragón Aragón 11.08.1994 193 77 0 0 NUEVO LEÓN
  25 Gonzalo Ruiz De La Cruz Ruiz 28.04.1988 186 87 345 325 IMSS ATN
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The 2014 World League was Mexico's debut in the competition and they finished joint-fifth in Group 3. Their opening round of matches were held in Mexico City and it was there that they were able to secure the two wins, against Turkey and Tunisia, that secured them third place in Pool F. This year they come up against China, Slovakia and Greece as the second highest-ranked side in the pool. At the 2014 World Championship in Poland, Mexico finished fifth in their first round pool, missing out on qualification with their solitary win coming in five sets against bottom side Egypt.
 
Long in the shadow of regional powerhouses the United States and Cuba, and to a lesser extent Canada, Mexico's international record stretches back to 1955 when they took the silver medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico City. They won bronze in the 1959 and 1975 editions of the competition, in which they will compete again this year towards the end of July in Toronto, Canada. They have also won three silver medals and two bronze at the NORCECA Championship. Their global experience extends to five appearances at the World Championship over the years, with 10th place in 1974 being their best result. However, they have qualified only twice since 1982.
Coach profile

Cuban Juan Roberto Vilches More took over Mexico's men's team in 2014. His first year in charge featured the team's World League debut, where the North Americans finished equal-fifth with Spain in Group 3. Mexico started the tournament strong, winning its first two Pool F matches by overcoming Tunisia in three sets and Turkey in five. However, Mexico proceeded to lose their final four matches, including a failed comeback bid from two sets down against Tunisia in the Pool F finale. Before taking over as head coach, Vilches More spent time coaching Mexico's U23 national men's team. He also coached the country's national men's beach volleyball team.