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2009 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship  |  Tijuana & Mexicali, Mexico
16 - 25 July 2009
 DOM / Dominican Republic - Team Composition

Team manager Jose Aybar
Head coach Wagner Pacheco
Assistant coach Wilson Sanchez
Doctor Milciades Albert
Therapist / trainer Ruben Andisin
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Marianne Fersola Norberto Fersola 16/01/1992 191 60 315 310 Mirador
  2   Candida Estefany Arias Perez Arias 11/03/1992 194 68 320 315 San Cristobal
  5 Marifranchi Rodriguez Rodriguez 29/08/1990 190 68 310 300 Mirador
  6   Ana Yorkira Binet Stephens Binet 9/02/1992 174 58 280 260 Samana
  7 Camil Inmaculada Dominguez Martinez Dominguez 7/12/1991 176 75 285 270 Mirador
  L 8   Brenda Castillo Castillo 5/06/1992 167 55 245 230 San Cristobal
  C 9 Niverka Dharlenis Marte Frica Marte 19/10/1990 178 71 295 283 Deportivo Nacional
  10   Jeoselyna Rodriguez Santos Rodriguez 9/12/1991 187 63 325 315 Mirador
  11 Marisol Concepcion Contreras Concepcion 10/11/1991 191 75 310 315 Mirador
  13   Yenifer Calcano Gonzalez Calcano 3/04/1990 175 62 234 283 San Pedro
  15 Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia Eve 10/09/1991 194 90 325 315 Puerto Plata
  16   Erasma Moreno Martinez Moreno 25/11/1991 186 75 304 289 Monte Plata
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

In 1994, Dominican Republic's Women's Junior National Volleyball Team finished second at the NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship after an exciting final match against Cuba in the city of Durango, Mexico.

The silver medal at this important event enabled our Women's Junior National Volleyball Team to compete against Mexico for the final continental spot at the 1995 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Dominicans defeated the experienced Mexican team to participate for the first time in our history at a Junior World Championship.

The development of the Dominican Republic National Program continued in 1996 when our team again finished second at the NORCECA Continental Championship, after an electrifying five-set final match against long-time rivals Cuba. In order to participate in the 1997 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship in Poland, the Dominican girls had to face an experienced Puerto Rican team to obtain the last vacancy available to NORCECA. The team beat Puerto Rico in and wound up finishing ninth at the World Championship.

In 2001 the Junior Team welcomed a total of 15 teams from around the world for the 2001 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship held in the city of Santo Domingo. The event presented an extraordinary opportunity for our athletes to create awareness about the sport and garner support from the tens of thousands of fans who attended the matches. The team battled until the end against the world's top teams and finished eighth.

By 2004 our national program had created a solid base of elite players that had worked their way up from the 2001 Girls Youth World Championship in Croatia. Competing at NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship, the team overcame Cuba, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico for the first time ever to convincingly win silver after a hard-fought final against the United States. This extraordinary performance earned the team a spot at the 2005 FIVB Women's World Championship (U-20).

In 2006, the Dominican Republic participated in NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship held in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, once again finishing second to champions the USA to qualify for the 2007 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship held in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand.

In 2008, the Juniors finished second yet again at the NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship, after an exciting final match against USA in Saltillo, Mexico. The silver medal earned Dominican Republic a ticket to the 2009 Women Junior World Championship.

Designated coach Wagner Pacheco of Brazil is looking forward to more successes for the team has high hopes for his players at the tournament in Tijuana & Mexicali, Mexico.




Coach profile

Wagner Pacheco enters the season in an optimistic mood as the new head coach of the Dominican Women's Junior National Team.

His international achievements as assistant coach for the Women's National Team are as follows:

2008 FIVB World Grand Prix: 8th place

2008 Final Four: 2nd place

2008 Salonpas Cup: 5th Place

2009 China International Tournament: 2nd place

2010 World Championship Qualification Tournament: 1st place 



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Edition 2007