Posts by David-101

    Thank you Phil

    Now there are 5 vacancies for 40 applicants. So the odd is now 1 in 8 chance.

    I am not very familiar with a lot of the players on the list. If anyone care to share some info or opinion about some of these players on the list and how they are playing, please do. Particularly for the prominent players or the up and coming players.

    I can tell you about the 3 Dominican players; all 3 of them are in the Dominican National team:

    Yonkaira Peña, 27, OH-OPP, Played the last 3 seasons in Sesc Río (Brazil), strong attacker (fast balls ) and good server but not a reliable passer or blocker.i Think she could do good in KOVO because of Her strong attacks and wont face a high block.

    Here one of Peña’s 30 points game.

    Pinheiros x Sesc RJ - Quartas de Final (JOGO 1) - Superliga de Vôlei Feminino 2017/2018

    Lisvel Eve Mejia, 27, MB-OPP-OH, she play best as a MB however she is a good passer with great defensive skills, i wouldn’t hire her as a OPP or OH althought her height(1.94)could give her an advantage.

    Gaila González, 22, OPP, Great blocker, lefty, can be good attacking against block. Played last 2 seasons in Turkey.

    World Cup roster

    Set: Niverka Marte, Camil Dominguez

    OPP: Gaila Gonzalez, Gina Mambru

    AH: Bethania De La Cruz, Priscila Rivera, Brayelin Martinez, Yokaira Peña

    MB: Jineiry Martinez, Eve Mejia, Annerys Vargas , Candida Arias

    L: Larysmer Martinez, Yaneirys Rodriguez

    The team flew to Japan on september 2nd; Castillo is still recovering from her injury, she wil play again in the olimpic qualification tournament in January

    Brenda Castillo gave birth in mid February she started training few weeks ago i know this because of her Instagram posts; a person close to her said that she is already signed to an Italian club for next season dont know which one. i hope she is able to play in the Olympics qualifications Tournament but is unlikely.

    Players who did not make the vnl team like Mambru, Vargas, Dominguez are currently training and probably will have a chance to play in futures regional competitions like panamerican cup and panamerican games. the new players like Moreno (OH) and Perez (SETTER) Rodriguez (MB) did great in the local league so i guess they earned their spot in the team.

    The pro League, started in 2018 with 4 clubs, no foreing players yet. this year champion is Club Mirador with a lot of youngsters and De la Cruz i think she scored at least 30 points in the last game here a link to a part of the final match if you are interested

    I was vacationing in Rio de Janerio so i went all the way to Brasilia to the vnl games, it was worth it just to be able to see the first victory against Brasil i would love to see them play like that every match but unfortunately the are very inconsistent.

    Standings :

    1 Eczacıbaşı Vitra 11,3 points (3-0)

    2. Vakıfbank 9,44 (3-0)

    3. Fenerbahçe 9,32 (2-1)

    4. Aydın BB 9,3 (3-0)

    5. Galatasaray 6,34 (1-2)

    6. THY 6,3 (2-1)

    7. Karayolları 5,5 (1-2)

    8. Nilüfer B 4,46 (1-2)

    9. Kameroğlu Beylikdüzü VI 4,06 (1-2)

    10. Beşiktaş 3,46 (1-2)

    11. Halkbank 2,8 (0-3)

    12. Çanakkale B 0,52 (0-3)

    why Galatasaray is that high in the standings having lost 2 matches compare to THY that only lost 1?

    Winifer Fernandez retired from the national team after vnl, in fact she left the team several games before the end of the vnl, the reasons are still unknown.

    Kwiek usually have Ana Binet in the team as a defense specialist but she has a knee injury.

    Rivera is loosing weight and playing better, she was MPV in the local league earlier this year and also MVP in the 2018 central american and caribbean games, i hope she is a starter in this tournament.

    Dominican NT roster for FIVB 2018 Volleyball Women's World Championship

    Gaila González (OP)

    Gina Mambru (OP)

    Camil Domínguez (S)

    Niverka Marte (S)

    Brenda Castillo (L)

    Larismer Martinez (L)

    Annerys Vargas (MB)

    Cándida Arias (MB)

    Lisvel Eve Mejía (OH-MB)

    Jineiry Martínez (MB)

    Brayelin Martínez (OH)

    Yonkaira Peña (OH)

    Bethania De La Cruz (OH)

    Priscila Rivera(OH)

    By the way the NT flew to china this afternoon. Fersola (MB) was replace wih 20 years old Vielka Peralta (OH)


    Fake news!, the same newspaper posted another article where it says that even though there was an issue with Martinez playing the final game without Kiwiek authoritation, it is totally false that he wanted to resign.

    Panamerican Cup July 6 - 17

    this year it is more important because it qualifies (5 spots) to the 2019 Pan-American games that's why Brazil will participate,also the D. R. is hosting so they would love to win.

    Juegos Centro Americanos July 20 - August 3

    a quadrennial caribbean tournament, it has always been very important for the D. R.

    I dont think she ever entered the court actually. Well, at least not in the finals.

    Correct!, she was interviewed after a game in our local league and she was asked about her experience playing in Brazil, she said although she had few opportunities to play it was a great learning experience playing pro and with adults so thats an advantage over Guillen.