Ponce to host All-Star Game in Puerto Rico
PONCE, Puerto Rico, March 9, 2017 – The Puerto Rican Volleyball
Federation has confirmed the Salvador Dijols Pavilion in Ponce
as the site of the traditional Women’s All-Star Game to be
contested on Sunday April 2 between Native and Imported Stars.
The announcement was made by Dr. Cesar Trabanco, president of
the Puerto Rican Federation on Tuesday.
“It is my pleasure to confirm the city of Ponce as the host of
the All-Star Game,” Dr. Trabanco said. “The franchise of Ponce
has presented a great spectacle during its home matches and I am
sure the volleyball fans will enjoy a beautiful afternoon on
The Leonas of Ponce are currently in second place in the
standings with 32 points (11-2) and for this season the
management of the team has implemented a new court set-up with
giant screens to show live statistics information of the match,
videos and photos of the players as well as digital boards
around the court.
“It is a privilege and source of honor and pride for us to
receive the opportunity to organize the All-Star Game and we
hope to show all the amenities we have for the joy of the fans,”
said Marcos Martinez, owner of the Leonas.
Another of the attractions for that day will be the
implementation of the “Video Challenge”, the system in use in
FIVB competitions where the teams can request the review of
crucial plays like touch of the ball in the block, touch of the
net and balls in or out of bounds.
It will be the 16th edition of the the All-Star Game
and the coaches for both teams are to be announced on March 27.
The coach of the team in first place at that time will coach the
Native Stars and the coach of the team in second place will
manage the Imported Stars.
Players of both teams will be announced on March 28 as well as
some other details about the festivities surrounding the game.