Overview

Team profile

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic's women's team will be among the favourites in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 this year. After participating in every edition of the World Grand Prix since 2004, they will play to make their way back into the competition's elite Group 1. A sixth place at the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan, however, means that they will not participate in the volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Their best World Grand Prix performances to date were eighth-place finishes in 2006 and 2010. Their greatest success on the global stage was taking bronze at the 2009 Grand Champions Cup in Japan. They also participated in the Olympic tournaments in Athens in 2004 and London in 2012, claiming a joint fifth place at the latter.

The Dominican Republic have competed in World Championships seven times and at the World Cup four times. At the 2014 World Championship they took joint fifth place with Russia after reaching the third round. In 2013, they took bronze at the Montreux Volley Masters tournament in Switzerland. In the same year at the Grand Champions Cup in Japan they finished sixth.

Coach

Marcos Kwiek

Marcos Kwiek

Marcos Kwiek was appointed Dominican Republic coach in 2008. Under his guidance, the Dominican Republic have qualified for every World Grand Prix. Although he did not lead the team at the 2015 World Grand Prix, he was present on the Dominican Republic bench at the 2015 World Cup. He led the team to gold at the 2010 Pan American Cup and to silvers in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He also steered the Dominican Republic to victory at the NORCECA Continental Championship in 2009.

The same year, the Dominican Republic took bronze at the World Grand Champions Cup, the team's highest ever finish in an FIVB competition. In 2010 Kwiek masterminded the team's triumph at the Central American and Caribbean Games. Kwiek also served as assistant coach of the Brazilian women's team from 2003 to 2007.

Staff

  • Team Manager Cesar Villalona
  • Assistant coach Wagner Pacheco
  • Second Assistant Coach Wilson Sanchez

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Puerto Rico
6 6 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 17 18 4 4.500 524 451 1.161
2
Dominican Republic
6 5 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 14 17 7 2.428 540 489 1.104
3
Bulgaria
6 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 13 15 9 1.666 554 494 1.121
4
Poland
6 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 12 14 10 1.400 565 484 1.167
5
Argentina
6 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 8 12 12 1.000 524 546 0.959
6
Czech Republic
6 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 7 11 12 0.916 502 511 0.982
7
Canada
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 414 516 0.802
8
Kenya
6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 18 0.000 319 451 0.707

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