Puerto Ricans practiced in the Sports Palace


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, January 9, 2020 –The Women’s Volleyball National Team of Puerto Rico had its first practice session at the Sports Palace, the official competition venue, on Wednesday afternoon.


The Puerto Ricans are one of the four teams to compete for one available ticket to the Olympic Games in the NORCECA Women’s Qualification Tournament Tokyo 2020. The team worked out for just over 90 minutes in the reception and service to get used to the environment of the Sports Palace.


“They looked good in their practice and we will continue making technical and tactical adjustments before the match against Canada,” said Coach José Mieles. “We still have three more practice sessions before the first match to decide the starting line-up against Canada on Friday.”


Puerto Rico will play against Canada on Friday in the first match of the four-team tournament followed by the contest between host Dominican Republic and Mexico.


The Puerto Rican team is composed by the following players:

Natalia Valentín, Daly Santana, Shara Venegas, Raymariely Santos, Stephanie Enright, Paola Rojas, Aury Cruz, Diana Reyes, Karina Ocasio, Neira Ortiz, Shirley Ferrer, Paulina Prieto, Ana Sofía Jusino and Nomaris Vélez.