DOM / Dominican Republic - Team Composition

Team manager Jose Aybar
Head coach Wagner Pacheco
Assistant coach Wendel Alves
Doctor Albert Milciades
Therapist / trainer Cristian Cruz
Journalist Yeivic Jimenez
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Marianne Fersola Norberto Fersola 16.01.1992 191 60 315 310 Mirador
  3   Zoraida Heredia de la Cruz Heredia 05.08.1992 174 59 270 290 Mirador
  L 5 Brenda Castillo Castillo 05.06.1992 167 55 245 230 San Cristobal
  6   Ana Yorkira Binet Stephens Binet 09.02.1992 174 58 280 260 Samana
  7 Kirsi Nadeska De la Cruz Segura De la Cruz 25.09.1992 172 59 266 282 Mirador
  8   Candida Estefany Arias Perez Arias 11.03.1992 194 68 320 315 San Cristobal
  9 Alicia Basilenni Moreno Beras Moreno 25.04.1992 178 72 272 291 Mirador
  10   Yeniffer Cristina Ramirez Espinal Ramirez 17.03.1993 183 67 285 289 Mirador
  11 Yonkaira Paola Peña Isabel Peña Isabel 10.05.1993 190 70 320 310 Deportivo Nacional
  C 12   Gabriela Alexandra Reyes Hinojosa Reyes 06.11.1992 175 77 265 268 Mirador
  15 Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez Martinez B. 11.09.1996 201 83 330 320 Deportivo Nacional
  18   Luz Divina Nuñez Sierra Nuñez 26.07.1994 192 81 292 288 Mirador
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Dominican Republic Team is making its seventh appearance at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship after achieving the country’s best ever result in an official FIVB competition of any category, male or female, during the previous edition of the event held in Mexicali & Tijuana, Mexico in 2009.

With a resume of four ninth-place finishes and one eleventh-place as their letter of credentials, the Dominicans were the surprise team in Mexico two years ago when they dethroned defending champions Brazil in a five-set semifinal match and came out as silver-medalists behind eventual champions Germany.

Four players, including libero Brenda Castillo, the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, are returning this time for a second bite at the cherry with the squad once again under the tutelage of coach Wagner Pacheco of Brazil.

Currently ranked No.6 in the world, the Dominican Republic qualified for the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championships as runners-up of the 2010 NORCECA Continental Tournament won by USA.

Coach profile

Brazilian Wagner Pacheco made an auspicious debut as coach of the Dominican Republic Team that won silver medal at the FIVB 2009 Women’s Junior World Championship held two years ago in Mexicali & Tijuana, Mexico.

The energetic Pacheco had just replaced Cuba’s Enrique Larrazaleta as the mentor of the Dominican girls and he was an instant success with his capacity to communicate well with the players.

An assistant coach to fellow countryman Marcos Kwiek with the Dominican Republic senior team, Pacheco has been polishing, with excellent results, the raw talent going through the pipeline from the low-age ranks of the national federation’s female program.

Pacheco, who was part of the technical staff of the bronze medal winners at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup, led his Dominican side to a second place finish in the 2010 NORCECA Women’s Junior Championship in Tijuana, Mexico.