Puerto Rican men’s team start its preparation
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 20, 2017 – The Puerto Rican
Men’s Volleyball National Team and its technical staff met on
Saturday as the squad start preparing for the upcoming
The meeting was held at the facilities of Academia Perpetuo
Socorro in San Juan and began with welcoming words from Herminio
Nieves, director of national teams program, the head coach Ramón
“Monchito” Hernández and former captain of the team Hector
Technical and administrative information was presented to the
players ahead of the 2017 most important tournaments – the Pan
American Cup to be contested in Canada next July and the NORCECA
Continental Championship next September in United States.
The players who attended the meeting included Sequiel Sánchez,
Jackson Rivera, Ramón Burgos, Eddie Rivera, Víctor Cosme, José
Mulero, Josué Nuñez, Pedro Sierra and Arnel Cabrera.
“I am very pleased with the meeting and in the next few days a
tape recording of it will be distributed to all the players who
are currently playing overseas,” Nieves said.
Hernández was accompanied by his staff of assistants composed by
Carlos Rivera, Enrique “Kike” Pérez, Manuel “Wito” Acevedo,
Wilfredo Nazario and Jesús Echevarría.
Soto addressed the players on the importance and pride that
means dressing in the colors of the team’s country.
“I am confident that you will continue carrying the torch and a
happy ending would be to see the team reaching the Olympic Games
for the satisfaction of all who preceded you and to know their
effort was not in vain,” Soto said.
The preparation of the team will begin next week with the
physical and medical tests.