Caribbean Series to be played between Puerto Rico and Dominican
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 6, 2018 – The inaugural Women’s
Volleyball Caribbean Series, a three-match event between the
national teams of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic will be
played from January 4 to 6 at Roberto Clemente Coliseum of San
Juan, the Puerto Rican capital.
The event will be disputed every year in early January during
the break of the foreign leagues where the most important
players of both countries play as reinforcements.
The announcement was made by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president
of NORCECA Confederation and of the Female Program of Dominican
Republic, and Dr. Cesar Trabanco, president of the Puerto Rican
The hosting country is going to be alternated which means that
in 2021 a Dominican city will welcome the attractive competition
given the long sport rivalry between these two top ranked teams.
The format of the Caribbean Series could be reformulated in the
future to expand to a friendly four-team competition, including
Cuba and other country of the region.
The Dominican Republic is currently ranked No 10 in the world
while Puerto Rico is in the 13th position.
The first Caribbean Series will be played jointly with the Final
Four Qualifier to the Pan American Games of Lima, Peru.
The home side and pre-tournament favorite Puerto Rico will play
against the strong representatives of Trinidad & Tobago and
Costa Rica and Nicaragua, two capable teams from the Central
Ahead of these two events, the Puerto Rican team began its
preparation over the last weekend and seven athletes currently
playing out of the country are expected to report at the end of
Those players are Natalia Valentín, Stephanie Enright, Daly
Santana, Pilar Marie Victoriá, Raymariely Santos, Ana Sofía
Jusino and Julymar Otero.
The match of the Caribbean Series will cap the daily action of
the Qualification Tournament and the tickets sales will start on