Navas and Gonzalez to Puerto Rican Olympic Gala
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 7, 2018 – The duo of Allanis
Navas and Maria Gonzalez was elected along with outside hitter
Sequiel Sanchez as Volleyball Athletes of the Year for the
Annual Gala of the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee.
Navas and Gonzalez were recognized for their overall performance
in 2018 when they finished fourth at the Beach Volleyball
tournament of the Central American and Caribbean Games in
Barranquilla and fifth at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.
They also finished fourth at the NORCECA Senior event in
Martinica besides winning the Youth Olympic Qualifier in Havana,
Nava and Gonzalez were also crowned as U18 national champions.
On the other hand, Sánchez was the Most Valuable Player of the
Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia and helped the
qualification of Puerto Rico to the Pan American Games in Lima
with his performance at the Men’s Pan American Cup in Mexico.
Sanchez played for the Guaynabo Mets, champions of the Puerto
Rican Superior League and also played in Romania. He currently
plays in Saudi Arabia.
The Puerto Rican Olympic Committee Annual Gala will be held on