Book about Dominican Achievements launched in Santo Domingo

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, November 23, 2018 - A book covering the achievements of the female volleyball teams of the Dominican Republic during the period 1990-2016 was launched on Thursday in Santo Domingo.

Friday 23 de November del 2018 10:00 AM

Journalist Jose Caceres Veloz, a columnist of Hoy daily newspaper, is the author of the book titled "Modern Volleyball DR- 1990-2016, The Queens of the Caribbean".

The launching ceremony was attended by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA and of the Female Program of the Dominican Volleyball Federation, Ramon Garcia, president of the Federation, Mireya Luis, vicepresident of NORCECA, and Dominican Hall of Famers Milagros Cabral and Cosiris Rodriguez.

The book contains reports of the most important victories of the Dominican teams over that period, which includes gold medals at World Championships, Pan American Games, Pan American Cups, Central American and Caribbean Games and NORCECA Championships.

The presentation of the book was made by Roosevelt Comarazamy, director of communication of NORCECA, who commented part of the contents and recalled some of the highlights of the competitions.

Marte Hoffiz, explained his beginnings with volleyball inspired by physical education professor Ricardo Arias and former national player Mayo Sibilia and how they have lived moments of joy and also times of setbacks.

He commented how hard it has been for a country of the conditions of Dominican Republic to stay among the top-ten in the world rankings for the senior team.

He recalled the start of the careers with the national team of both Rodriguez and Cabral at a very young age and without experience.

"At that time, everybody knew the six ever present members of the team," he said. "Now we have more than twenty players capable."

He considered the bronze medal at the 2009 FIVB Grand Champions Cup in Fukuoka, Japan as the biggest achievement of the Dominican Republic's volleyball.

Caceres Veloz encouraged colleagues who are experts in volleyball to write about the history of the game in the country and expressed gratitude to all the persons and institutions who supported him for the edition of the book.

The members of the Technical Staff of the Dominican Republic Female Teams as well as several members of the teams at different levels attended the ceremony.




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