SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 10, 2023.- The Project of National teams of the Dominican Republic announced their U19 Girls team that will represent their country in the 2023 Girls U19 NORCECA Pan American Cup.
Head Coach, Brazilian Alexandre Ceccato presented the roster of 12 talented players selected from a group of 20 athletes, “we started to train since January at the Olympic Center in Santo Domingo for two international events of great relevance, the NORCECA Pan American Cup in Puerto Rico and the FIVB World Championship to be held in Croatia and Hungary in August”.
Team captain and setter Aylin Liberato alongside opposite Ariana Rodríguez were part of the U18 and U20 national teams that competed in the 2021 World Championship, as well as the team that won the bronze medal in last year’s U19 Pan American Cup held in the United States.
Setter Crismeyli Paniagua, outside hitters Katielle Alonzo, Dilenny Malenol, Phoebe Reyes and Yuseiry Ramirez, and middle blocker Yalyn Victoria Firpo were also part of the bronze medalist team of 2022.
The middle blocker Nicole De La Cruz, opposite/middle blocker Julie Arias, outside hitter Jismeily Flete and libero Edily Soler are new members of the national team.
“We will try to battle for a medal, and we are working hard to achieve it” added Ceccato.
Dominican Republic Girls U19 Roster
- Aylin Liberato (Captain), Setter
- Crismeyli Paniagua, Setter
- Ariana Rodriguez, Opposite
- Katielle Alonzo, Outside Hitter
- Julie Arias, Opposite/Middle Blocker
- Dilenny Malenol, Outside Hitter
- Yalyn Victoria Firpo, Middle Blocker
- Phoebe Reyes, Outside Hitter
- Edily Soler, Libero
- Nicole De La Cruz, Middle Blocker
- Jismeily Flete, Outside Hitter
- Yuseiry Ramirez, Outside Hitter
- Agripina Martinez, Team Manager
- Alexandre Ceccato, Head Coach
- Jose Espinal, Assistant Coach
- Marcos Macedo, Performance Analyst
- José Reynoso, Physiotherapist