NORCECA Beach Tour returns to Cayman Islands
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 25, 2019. - The NORCECA
Beach Volleyball Tour returns to Cayman Islands from April 26 to
28 at beautiful Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.
After a gap year, the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation
presided by Mr. Kennedy McGowan is ready to host the NORCECA
Tour for the tenth year and is eager to put its best effort for
an extraordinary comeback tournament.
“We are proud to have you all once again here in Cayman Islands,
I want to thank the federation’s staff and the organizing
committee for helping in making this event another successful
tournament for the tenth year” said Kennedy McGowan.
Eighteen teams per gender have registered to take part of the
competition, representing fifteen countries, divided in four
pools for the preliminary round. The top two teams in each pool
will move into the next round and advance to the top eight.
Coming from Aguascalientes, the first stage of the NORCECA tour,
are gold medalists Maylen Deliz and Leila Martinez from Cuba and
bronze medalists Falyn Fonoimoana with Nicolette Martin of
United States in the women’s field; also in the men’s division,
silver medalists Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros of Mexico
and Cubans Sergio Gonzalez alongside Luis Enrique Reyes bronze
The long program was presented during the general technical
meeting, conducted by Competition Director Ed Drakich
accompanied by McGowan and the other members of the NORCECA
The competition starts every day at 8:00 am (local time), the
preliminary round takes place on Friday and part of Saturday,
semifinals and finals are scheduled on Sunday, followed by the
Women pool composition
Brittany Hochevar / Carly Wopat (USA-A); La-Teisha
Joseph/Malika Davidson (TTO); May Devon/ Rian Lenarduzzi (CAN-A);
Amber Bennett /Lisa Dietrich Lisa (ISV-A); Jessica Wolfenden/
Stefania Gandolfi (CAY-A).
Zaira Orellana /Martha Revuelta (MEX); Brenda Allen Edinborough Brenda/Shanicia
Dyer (SKN); Kathya Vasquez/Ma. Fernanda Vargas (ESA); Paola
Alvarado/Estefanie Bethancourt (GUA); Petal Smith/Kai
Valeria Valenciano/Marcela Araya (CRC); Maylen Deliz/Leila
Martínez (CUB); Angjeny Tolentino/Christine Anthony (CUR);
Melanie Valenciana/Jade Vitt (ISV).
Anna Dunn-Suen/Caleigh Cruickshank (CAN); Marissa
Harrison Marissa/Ileann Powery (CAY); Swan Mendoza/Elia Machado
(NCA); Harrison Marissa/Nicolette Martin (USA-B).
Men pool composition
Juan Virgen Juan/Lombardo Ontiveros Lombardo (MEX); Daneil Theodore/Issac
Joel (TTO); Ivan Reka Ivan/ Simon Fecteau-Boutin (CAN); Richard
Campbell/Nathan Dack (CAY); Markiel Simpson/Christopher
Sergio González/Luis Enrique Reyes (CUB); Jake MacNeil/William
Hoey (CAN); St. Clair Hodge/Shawn Seabrookes (SKN); Marc Lomeli/Austin
Pippen (ISV-A); Brian Kwasny/Gabriel Ospina (ISV-B).
Jon Isaacs/Kyle Wilson BAH; Carlos Escobar/David Vargas (ESA);
Ruben Mora/Dany López (NCA); Benjamin Vaught/Spencer Sauter
Casey Santamaria/Jesse Parhan (CAY); Fabian Quintero/Sebastian
Valenciano (CRC); Victor Castillo/Alex Median (DOM); Andy
Leonardo/Luis García (GUA).