Van Ryk led in aces, Marte third best setter

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 4, 2022 – Two women’s teams from NORCECA Confederation – United States and Dominican Republic- are among the Top-10 in the most recent ranking published by FIVB on July 2.

The Americans continue to maintain the top position among the best female teams of the world while the Dominicans occupy the ninth place following the conclusion of the preliminary round of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

The USA Team finished the preliminary phase with an 11-1 win-loss record while the Dominicans had a 5-7 mark after losing their first four matches when they could not count with their star player Brayelin Martinez due to a slight injury.

Canada who finished with a 4-8 record stayed in 16th position while Puerto Rico and Mexico are in 18th and 24th positions.

Individually, Canadian Kiera Van Ryk was the best server of the preliminary round where each team played one total 12 matches as she landed 20 aces, double than Dominican Yonkaira Peña who was seventh with 10.

Kiera Van Ryk (Canada) serves

Dominican Niverka Marte was the third best setter of this part of the annual competition with 298 successful sets and only 7 errors.

In the scoring department, Van Ryk was the fifth best with 213 points while their fellow Canadian Alexa Gray was in tenth place with 181 and Dominican Peña followed with 180.