COSTA RICA, San José, November 23, 2023.- Five countries in both male and female will strive to become champions in the first edition of the Central American U17 Beach Volleyball Championship and the second edition of the Central American U19 Beach Volleyball Championship, organized by AFECAVOL.
The national teams of El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica presented together in the U17 and U19 categories, and successfully passed the preliminary interview on Thursday, where they presented their uniforms to the Control Committee, as well as the official documents accrediting them to be part of the two Central American beach volleyball events.
Four male teams and five female teams will vie for the Central American championship for the first time in the U17 category. Meanwhile, in the U19 category, five teams will compete in both genders, with current champions Guatemala in women and Costa Rica in men.
The first U19 Central American Championship was held in 2018 in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, an event that also served as a qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, later that year.
The competition will start on Friday 24 at the sand courts of La Sabana, in the capital of Costa Rica, San José. It will be played in a round-robin format, with the pairs in both genders who gain the most points will become champions on the last day of the event on Sunday 26.
Participating teams: I Central American U17 Beach Volleyball Championship and II Central American U19 Beach Volleyball Championship
U17: Sury Jiménez / Mariana Fallas
U19: Aliza Aguilar / Valentina Molina
U17: Cristian Oporta / Stanley Grant
U19: Julián Araya / Yulius Brown
U17: Devora Medina / Daniela Vigil
U19: Alexandra Reyes / Fátima Rendón
U19: Rafael Vargas / Levi Rauda
U17: Valeria Vásquez/ Angie Osorio
U19: Danna Aguilar / Maritza Zúñiga
U17: Juan Carlos Méndez / Daniel Sosa
U19: José Daniel Guevara / Roberto Recinos
FEMALE U17: Ella Resau /Yulimar Alvarado U19: Yuliana Cháves / Kadderly Rosales
U17: José Fernando Castro / Diego Cardoza
U19: Ángelo Guadamuz / Evans Solís
U17: Keysi Fuentes / Dayanis Ríos
U19: Krisleen González / Elleny Espinoza
U17: Yustin Gantes /Einar Rodríguez
U19: Victor Araúz / Adamit del Cid Moreno