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Puerto Rico out to make mark on World Grand Prix

Wing spiker Yarimar Rosa, 25, will lead Puerto Rico as captain in this year's World Grand Prix
San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 30 - Puerto Rico are ready for their fourth appearance at the FIVB World Grand Prix and are confident of improving on their 13th place finish from 2012.
Coach, Rafael ‘Epique’ Olazagasti announced his squad for the tournament on Monday, with Yarimar Rosa leading the side as captain.

“We have worked hard over the past week and can put in good performances during the Grand Prix,” Olazagasti said.

Olazagasti is making his debut as coach and he will be assisted by Jose Mieles, Esai Velez and Jose Barcelo.

His side features Natalia Valentin and Michelle Nogueras as setters, while the middle blockers are Sheila Ocasio, Diana Reyes, Lynda Morales and Jennifer Quesada.

The outside hitters are Karina Ocasio, Ania Ruiz, Kanisha Jimenez, the universal hitter is Remy McBain and Shara Venegas is set to be the libero.

Puerto Rico begin their campaign in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and aside from the host side, they take on Serbia and Czech Republic on the opening weekend starting on Friday. 

A week later the Islanders welcome Dominican Republic, Brazil and Bulgaria. They then wrap up the Preliminary Round in Thailand’s capital Bangkok against Russia, Germany and Thailand from August 16-18. 

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