Navas and Gonzalez to Puerto Rican Olympic Gala

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 7, 2018 - The duo of Allanis Navas and Maria Gonzalez was elected along with outside hitter Sequiel Sanchez as Volleyball Athletes of the Year for the Annual Gala of the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee.

Friday 07 de December del 2018 13:43 PM

Navas and Gonzalez were recognized for their overall performance in 2018 when they finished fourth at the Beach Volleyball tournament of the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla and fifth at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

They also finished fourth at the NORCECA Senior event in Martinica besides winning the Youth Olympic Qualifier in Havana, Cuba.

Nava and Gonzalez were also crowned as U18 national champions.

On the other hand, Sánchez was the Most Valuable Player of the Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia and helped the qualification of Puerto Rico to the Pan American Games in Lima with his performance at the Men's Pan American Cup in Mexico.

Sanchez played for the Guaynabo Mets, champions of the Puerto Rican Superior League and also played in Romania. He currently plays in Saudi Arabia.

The Puerto Rican Olympic Committee Annual Gala will be held on December 16.



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