Cuban Miguel Angel Lopez fine-tuned tools in Argentina
Argentina, April 15, 2020 – The third season playing in the
Argentinean Volleyball League proved to be the one when the
talented Cuban Miguel Angel Lopez fine-tuned his multiple tools
for the sport.
best scorer and fifth best server in the regular season, Lopez
was one of the key players who carried UPCN Voley San Juan into
the semifinals of the shortened league due to the pandemic
from turning 23 years-old on March 25, Lopez played his first
two seasons in Argentina for Gigantes del Sur before finally
displaying his awesome arsenal with UPCN.
in debt with my first team for two seasons because we were not
able to make the semifinals,” said Lopez from the house he has
been lodged by his local club. “This year I was convinced we had
all you need to be champions.”
years here helped my development so much as my coaches Camilo
Soto with Gigantes and Fabián Armoa of UPCN have got the best
out of me and both have been keys in my progress,” Lopez said.
always present explosive jump in his attacks and serves has
become the trademark for Lopez who has played in the U19 and U21
world championships and also the 2016 Rio Olympics.
success in Argentina, Lopez feels prepared to make the jump to
higher stages so his plans are now to move to Sada Cruzeiro of
Brazil next season.
feel prepared to face the demands of any league,” he confidently
sounded. “I have had some conversations with Sada Cruzeiro, one
of the top five clubs in the world. The advance to the Brazilian
Super League should be very important for my further
routine of exercises designed by the physical trainer of his
team has helped Lopez to stay active as he waits for the
quarantine period come to an end and thus the chance go back to
space to train and the rest of the time I watch some TV Series
and playing Play Station”, he says. “That’s what I do these
days, resting and trying to relax the most to see if this thing
(the pandemic) goes as quick as possible.”
often talks to his family in Cuba made up of his parents and
sisters in Cuba and also keeps contact with the Cuban Volleyball