The Queens of the Caribbean will once again be one of the toughest in the sport when they will face one of the most difficult teams of these times, the United States, in the next few days. The Volleyball Nations League will start soon and the islanders already have a confirmed group. The debut of our team will take place on May 31, Wednesday when in Los Angeles, more specifically in the city of Shrevreport, Bossier City.
The news was officially announced by the coach of the national team, the beloved Brazilian Marcos Kwiek. In addition, he acknowledged that they are training with their selected players at full speed and as best they can. As if that were not enough, they will have the appearance after the break of the Brazilian Volleyball League of the sisters Brayelin and Jineirys Martinez.
On the other hand, Samareth Caraballo and Brenda Castillo, who were in the Portuguese and Italian Leagues respectively, will also join the team. To this, the canarinho Marcos Kiwek revealed that it is important to have the incorporation of women who are internationally active in the national team. He said: “We are training at full steam, as we have a strong international commitment in the Nations League”, he acknowledged.
On the 29th of this month, the national athletes will be traveling soon so that on the 31st they will be facing, as we mentioned before, the United States team, against whom they will make their debut in the group.
Among the world championships that the national team has seen the light concretely speaking we can highlight since 1998 until today every four years in particular where the results of the Queens of the Caribbean have been as follows:
1998 – 12th place
2002 – 13th place
2006, 2010 – 17th place
2014 – 5th place (best result)
Among other milestones, the best result for the Olympics of them have been London 2012, where they took 5th place, in the World Cup they have not been able to overcome the 7th place, so far best place (2019), in the Grand Prix their best place has been 8th place (2006), In the Pan American Games they have taken the gold in 2003 and 2019.
The Pan American Cup has also been lifted by our girls, where it has been seen in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2021 to the above described to take a major international upset with those great preseasons. And for the NORCECA Cup, they have taken first place in 2009, 2019 and 2021.
The official squad is made up of the following names:
Annerys Vargas, central defender, signed with Nordimeccanica Piacenza of Italy.
Marianne Fersola, center, signed with Mirador of Dominican Republic.
Brenda Castillo, libero, signed with Rabita Baku of Azerbaijan
Niverka Marte, setter, signed with Deportivo Géminis of Peru
Cándida Arias, center, signed with San Cristóbal of Dominican Republic
Rosalín Ángeles, setter, signed with Deportivo Nacional of Dominican Republic
Prisilla Rivera, forward, signed with Bursa BBSK of Turkey
Yonkaira Peña, point, signed with Bursa BBSK of Turkey
Gina Mambru, opposite, signed with Besiktas of Turkey
Bethania de la Cruz, forward, signed with Eczacibasi Istanbul of Turkey
Ana Yorkira Binet, forward, signed with Samaná of Dominican Republic
Branyerlin Martinez, opposite, signed with Mirador of Dominican Republic.
“We will have, again, a nice problem, as we have young and veteran players with a lot of technical quality at international level to choose the 14 and it is not an easy task”, this said the aforementioned technician.
The remaining matches for our team will also be: