Prisilla Rivera recognized by Dominican Senate

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 9, 2021 - The prominent Dominican volleyball player Prisilla Rivera, who last October announced her retirement from the National Team as captain of the squad popularly called "Queens of the Caribbean", was recognized by the Senate of the Republic. 

Thursday 09 de December del 2021 10:00 AM

During a ceremony headed by the president of the highest legislative body, engineer Eduardo Estrella, Rivera received a scroll that highlights her virtues as an athlete and her twenty years as a member of the National Women's Team. 

During the ceremony the president of the Dominican Senate was accompanied by several member of the chamber including the popular local artist Héctor Acosta. 

Estrella highlighted Rivera's dedication vocation for so many years of service to the country in sports events, as well as her condition as a citizen of high merit. 

In his speech, Rivera said she was "highly satisfied by the recognition and excited for the moment." 

"I never imagined that I would be the object of an act of this nature that comes from such an important power in the constitutional structure of the Dominican State," she said. "This scroll will be hung in a special place and the moment lived here today will always remain in my heart." 

Rivera defended the national colors in three Olympic Games (Athens, London and Tokyo) as well as in five Pan American Games (Santo Domingo, Rio de Janeiro, Guadalajara, Toronto and Lima) and four Central American and Caribbean Games (Cartagena, Mayaguez, Veracruz and Barranquilla). 

She took part in the FIVB World Championships in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 as well as Grand Prix and League of Nations, Pan American Cups and NORCECA Championships. 

As a reinforcement player, she performed in the Professional Leagues of Spain, Puerto Rico, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, Brazil and Indonesia. 


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