Overview

Team profile

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will be competing in the FIVB Volleyball World League for just the fourth time and will be looking to improve on last year's showing when they finished joint-last in Group 3 with Tunisia. They are led by Javier Gaspar, who was appointed head coach in 2015. 

Puerto Rico’s first appearance in the competition came in 2011, when they failed to win a match after being drawn in a tough pool with Brazil, the United States and Poland.

At the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland, the Central American side recorded a historic victory over Italy in their only win in Pool D. They won just three sets in the tournament and missed out on qualification to the second round by two points. They have qualified for the previous two World Championships, and recorded wins over Cameroon and Australia in 2010. Their standout result is a sixth-place finish in their only FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup appearance in 2007. At a continental level they are regular competitors in the Pan American Games, and have won gold at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. In the NORCECA Championship they finished second in 2007 and third in 2009.

Coach

Javier Gaspar

Javier Gaspar

Javier Gaspar was appointed as the head coach of Puerto Rico men’s team in May 2015 after David Aleman left the position. Gaspar has vast experience at club level in Puerto Rico, as he has led both men’s and women’s teams of the Los Mets de Guaynabo club. He steered the men’s team to the national league title in the 2013/14 season, and was named 2011 Manager of the Year while in charge of the women’s team. As a player he represented the USA national team, and was a star of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) playing for Penn State between 1985 and 1988. He was inducted into the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Hall of Fame in 2015.

Staff

  • Team Manager Jose Reyes
  • Assistant coach Abdel Otero
  • Physiotherapist Wilfredo Nazario

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Slovenia
6 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 15 16 5 3.200 513 441 1.163
2
Greece
6 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 15 15 6 2.500 516 462 1.116
3
Chinese Taipei
6 4 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 12 13 9 1.444 530 515 1.029
4
Montenegro
6 4 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 12 16 12 1.333 628 599 1.048
5
Venezuela
6 4 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 10 14 11 1.272 576 557 1.034
6
Qatar
6 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 9 11 10 1.100 477 480 0.993
7
Spain
6 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 13 12 1.083 556 552 1.007
8
Tunisia
6 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 8 10 13 0.769 537 549 0.978
9
Germany
6 2 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 7 11 13 0.846 534 535 0.998
10
Mexico
6 1 5 0 1 0 2 3 0 5 10 16 0.625 546 590 0.925
11
Kazakhstan
6 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 4 15 0.266 423 478 0.884
12
Puerto Rico
6 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 4 15 0.266 397 475 0.835

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