FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 UPC / UPCN Volley Club

Team manager Enrique Valle
Coach Fabian Armoa
Assistant coach Carlos Leon
2nd assistant coach Leandro Lardone
Doctor Eduardo Pinazo
Physiotherapist Carlos Baigorri
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  1 Sebastian Fernandez Fernandez 26.05.1978 184 80 320 305 ARG
  2   Lucas Tell Tell 06.06.1986 202 100 350 328 ARG
  3 Francisco Lloveras Lloveras 19.11.1991 202 92 340 315 ARG
  4   Sebastian Garrocq Garrocq 27.11.1979 170 63 310 302 ARG
  7 Theo Lopes Lopes 31.08.1983 199 80 345 324 BRA
  C 8   Demián González Gonzalez D 21.02.1983 192 82 326 310 ARG
  9 Bogdan Alexandru Olteanu Olteanu 11.05.1981 199 96 338 329 ROU
  10   Nicolás Lazo Lazo 16.04.1995 192 85 340 320 ARG
  11 Rodrigo Peres Lopes Peres Lopes 11.03.1981 185 82 341 328 ARG
  14   Javier Filardi Filardi 07.02.1980 190 89 340 318 ARG
  16 Jose Jorge Souza Santos Junior Junior 17.10.1987 207 120 345 320 BRA
  18   Martin Ramos Ramos 26.08.1991 197 94 348 328 ARG
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

UPCN of Argentina qualified for the 2014 edition of the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship after finishing as runner-up at the South American Men’s Club Championship.

The UPCN San Juan Volleyball Club was founded in 2007 in the province of San Juan and had a meteoric rise to success. In their first season, they avoided relegation in the last game of the season. After that, their progress was quick. In their second season in the Argentine League, they finished third (2008/09). They were runners-up in the following year (2009/10). UPCN have been unstoppable in the last four years, winning the championships in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 - conceding only one defeat - and, most recently, in 2013/14.

In 2013, UPCN went on to win the South American championship in Minas, Brazil, against the host team.
At the most recent World Championships in 2013, UPCN qualified for the semifinals, equaling the best ever performance by an Argentine team. Key players in this success story include Demián Gonzalez (setter), Sebastian Garroq (libero), Gustavo Molina (middle blocker) and Junior Souza (middle blocker), who have played a role in all UPCN's victorious campaigns.

In other national competitions, UPCN were champions of Super 8 and the Copa ACLAV, and placed third in the World Challenge in California.
Coach profile

Fabian Armoa was born in Buenos Aires but later moved to San Juan. He was a professional player but moved into coaching at an early age. Between 1996 and 2003, he enjoyed success as coach of Vélez Sarsfield, with outstanding performances in the Metropolitan Tournament.

In 2003, he became technical director of Argentina, a post he held for two years. He helped the national team win third place in the South American Championship, triumph in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and finish fifth at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

He moved on to coach Azul and in 2008 became coach of UPCN, winning three consecutive titles in the country’s top national tournament, the Argentine League, and triumphing in the South American Championship following two runner-up finishes.

This will be
Fabian Armoa's second FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in charge of UPCN. In 2013, he guided the Argentine team to the semifinals of the competition.