Overview

Team profile

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico are making their seventh appearance at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix as they look to improve on their fourth place in Group 2 last year. They will also participate in their first Olympic volleyball tournament after hosting and finishing ahead of Colombia, Kenya and Algeria at the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in San Juan.

Puerto Rico took 16th place overall in the 2015 edition of the World Grand Prix and in the five outings before that they came 10th in 2009, 11th in 2010, 13th in 2012, 18th in 2013 and 15th in 2014.

Puerto Rico have appeared at World Championships four times since 2002. They made their best finish of joint 10th in that year. At the 2014 edition in Italy, the Central American side won one match, against Cuba, as they missed out on second round qualification by three points. They have enjoyed better results in continental competitions finishing third at the 2009 and 2014 Pan American Cups. They also finished fifth at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico and fourth in the 2015 edition in Toronto, Canada. They took the silver medal at the 2009 NORCECA Championships, came fourth in 2011 and claimed bronze at the last two editions.

Coach

Juan Carlos Nunez

Juan Carlos Nunez

Juan Carlos Nunez is one of the most successful coaches in the Puerto Rican women’s league and has won six titles with Caguas Criollas. Nunez will take responsibility for the Puerto Rican national team again after also coaching the team from 2005 to 2008, when he led the country to their first Central American and Carribean Games medal in 44 years and their first ever World Grand Prix qualification through the 2008 Pan American Cup. Nunez returned to the national team in 2015 to lead Puerto Rico in the 2015 NORCECA Continental Championship in Mexico, where the team bagged a bronze medal. At the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament, Puerto Rico placed third after their victory against Canada.

Staff

  • Team Manager Willie Lopez
  • Assistant coach Xiomara Molero
  • Second Assistant Coach Ramon Lawrence
  • Physiotherapist Felix Gordillo

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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