Overview

Team profile

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico are making their eighth appearance at the FIVB World Grand Prix this year as they look to give it a fourth try at promotion to Group 1 after making the Group 2 Final Four three times running but losing every time 3-1 in the semifinals. In 2014 they fell to The Netherlands, in 2015 they were knocked out by Poland 3-1 and last year they were beaten by Bulgaria.But 2016 was a great year, as they made their historic debut Olympic appearance in Rio 2016, finishing 11th after an 0-5 run in pool play. Puerto Rico have appeared at the FIVB World Championships six times – consecutively since 2002. Their best made their best finish of 12th in 2002. They have enjoyed better results in continental competitions twice just missing out on the bronze of the Pan American Games after finishing fourth in the 1959 round robin final tournament and losing the bronze medal match 3-1 to the Dominican Republic in 2015. They took the silver medal at the 2009 NORCECA Championships, came fourth in 2011 and claimed bronze at the last two editions.


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.

  • Team Manager José Luis López
  • Assistant coach Abdell Otero
  • Second Assistant Coach Hector J. Reyes
  • Physiotherapist Juan Rivera Wharton

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Korea
9 8 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 25 26 5 5.200 736 622 1.183
2
Germany
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 1 0 23 25 6 4.166 737 602 1.224
3
Poland
9 7 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 21 22 7 3.142 709 553 1.282
4
Czech Republic
9 7 2 1 4 2 0 0 2 19 21 14 1.500 775 764 1.014
5
Bulgaria
9 5 4 2 1 2 3 1 0 16 22 17 1.294 852 820 1.039
6
Puerto Rico
9 5 4 1 1 3 0 2 2 12 17 19 0.894 782 796 0.982
7
Colombia
9 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 12 12 17 0.705 634 664 0.954
8
Canada
9 3 6 1 2 0 2 2 2 11 15 20 0.750 774 745 1.038
9
Peru
9 3 6 1 2 0 0 4 2 9 13 20 0.650 737 768 0.959
10
Argentina
9 2 7 1 1 0 2 1 4 8 11 22 0.500 688 735 0.936
11
Croatia
9 1 8 0 0 1 1 4 3 3 9 26 0.346 646 844 0.765
12
Kazakhstan
9 1 8 0 1 0 0 2 6 3 5 25 0.200 567 724 0.783

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