Puerto Rico men's national volleyball team

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Puerto Rico
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AssociationPuerto Rican Volleyball Federation
ConfederationNORCECA
Head coachOssie Antonetti
FIVB ranking24 (as of October 2019)
Uniforms
Home
World Championship
Appearances4 (First in 1974)
Best result12th (2006)
www.yosoyvoli.com (in Spanish)
Puerto Rico men's national volleyball team
Medal record
NORCECA Championship
Silver medal – second place 2007 Anaheim Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Bayamón Team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Córdoba Team
Pan-American Cup
Silver medal – second place 2007 Santo Domingo Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Gatineau Team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 San Juan Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 1938 Panama City Team
Gold medal – first place 2002 San Salvador Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Cartagena Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Mayaguez Team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Barranquilla Team
Silver medal – second place 1935 San Salvador Team
Silver medal – second place 1946 Barranquilla Team
Silver medal – second place 1954 Mexico City Team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Ponce Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Veracruz Team
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Guatemala City Team
Bronze medal – third place 1959 Caracas Team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 San Salvador Team

The Puerto Rico men's national volleyball team represents Puerto Rico in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. In 2007 the squad won the silver medal at the NORCECA Volleyball Championship after defeating Cuba in the semi-finals. With that performance Puerto Rico for the first time qualified for the Volleyball World Cup, later that year in Japan.

Results[edit]

World Championship[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World League[edit]

NORCECA Championship[edit]

  • 1969 – 6th place
  • 1971 – 4th place
  • 1973 – 4th place
  • 1975 – Did not participate
  • 1977 – 4th place
  • 1979 – Did not participate
  • 1981 – 5th place
  • 1983 – 5th place
  • 1985 – 6th place
  • 1987 – 6th place
  • 1989 – 4th place
  • 1991 – 5th place
  • 1993 – 4th place
  • 1995 – 4th place
  • 1997 – 5th place
  • 1999 – 5th place
  • 2001 – 5th place
  • 2003 – 5th place
  • 2005 – 5th place
  • 2007Silver Runners-up
  • 2009Bronze 3rd place
  • 2011 – 4th place
  • 2013 – 4th place
  • 2015Bronze 3rd place
  • 2017 – Did not participate

Pan American Games[edit]

  • 1955 – Did not participate
  • 1959 – 8th place
  • 1963 – Did not participate
  • 1967 – 8th place
  • 1971 – 11th place
  • 1975 – Did not participate
  • 1979 – 6th place
  • 1983 – 7th place
  • 1987 – Did not participate
  • 1991 – 5th place
  • 1995 – 6th place
  • 1999 – Did not participate
  • 2003 – 7th place
  • 2007 – 5th place
  • 2011 – 7th place
  • 2015 – 4th place

Pan-American Cup[edit]

  • 2006 – Did not participate
  • 2007 Runners-up
  • 2008 – 7th place
  • 2009 – 4th place
  • 2010 3rd place
  • 2011 – 4th place
  • 2012 – Did not participate
  • 2013 – 4th place
  • 2014 – 4th place
  • 2015 – 7th place
  • 2016 – Did not participate
  • 2017 Runners-up

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Puerto Rican roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Oswald Antonetti

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
2 Edgardo Goás 27 January 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Puerto Rico Capitanes de Arecibo
3 Pablo Guzmán 2 June 1987 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 288 cm (113 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
4 Dennis Del Valle 27 January 1989 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
5 Pedro Nieves 29 June 1993 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 305 cm (120 in) Free agent
6 Ángel Pérez (C) 20 May 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 318 cm (125 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
8 Eddie Rivera 16 June 1992 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 248 cm (98 in) 242 cm (95 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
10 Ezequiel Cruz 15 July 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 333 cm (131 in) 326 cm (128 in) Puerto Rico Capitanes de Arecibo
11 Maurice Torres 6 July 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 299 cm (118 in) Puerto Rico Capitanes de Arecibo
13 Sequiel Sánchez 24 March 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 305 cm (120 in) Puerto Rico Changos de Naranjito
14 Juan Vázquez 23 January 1991 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 298 cm (117 in) 292 cm (115 in) Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez
15 Jonathan Rodríguez 16 September 1997 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 243 cm (96 in) 238 cm (94 in) Free agent
17 Jessie Colón 20 September 1984 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 247 cm (97 in) 242 cm (95 in) Puerto Rico Patriotas de Lares
22 Pedrito Sierra 21 July 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 298 cm (117 in) Puerto Rico Cariduros de Fajardo
24 Arnel Cabrera 11 October 1994 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 245 cm (96 in) 239 cm (94 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo

The following is the Puerto Rican roster in the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League.[2]

Head coach: Javier Gaspar

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015 club
1 José Rivera 2 July 1977 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 320 cm (130 in) France Rennes Volley 35
2 Edgardo Goás 27 January 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Turkey Tokat Belediye Plevnespor
4 Dennis Del Valle 27 January 1989 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Switzerland Pavollo Lugano
6 Ángel Pérez 20 May 1982 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 318 cm (125 in) France Rennes Volley 35
8 Steven Morales 7 April 1992 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 317 cm (125 in) Puerto Rico Plataneros de Corozal
11 Maurice Torres 6 July 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 299 cm (118 in) Italy Pallavolo Molfetta
12 Héctor Soto (C) 20 June 1978 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 332 cm (131 in) Puerto Rico Capitanes de Arecibo
14 Mannix Román 17 January 1983 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 288 cm (113 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
16 Jackson Rivera 19 August 1987 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in) Bahrain Al-Muharraq
17 Pedrito Sierra 21 July 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 298 cm (117 in) Puerto Rico Cariduros de Fajardo
19 Jean Carlos Ortiz 23 February 1988 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 288 cm (113 in) 281 cm (111 in) Puerto Rico Mets de Guaynabo
23 Pablo Guzman 2 June 1987 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 288 cm (113 in) Switzerland UC Lausanne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Puerto Rico". FIVB. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Team Roster – Puerto Rico". Retrieved 13 May 2015.

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