Overview

Team profile

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will compete this year in the FIVB World Championship for the fifth time. After making their debut in 1974, Puerto Rico returned to the competition only in 2006, when they finished an all-time high of 12th.
Puerto Rico have taken part four times in the FIVB World League (their best finish 11th in their debut in 2011) and once in the FIVB World Cup (6th in 2007).
Regionally, Puerto Rico have been most successfull in the Central American & Caribbean Games, where they have four gold medals, in 2002, 2006, 2010 and most recently in 2018 after beating Colombia 3-0 in the final.
They won bronze at the 2015 North, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) Championship after beating hosts Mexico 3-1 for third place, but did not compete in the latest edition of the competition in 2017.
Puerto Rico's best finish at the Pan-American Games is fourth, after losing 3-1 to Canada in the latest edition in 2015.

Coach

Oswald Antonetti Cameron

Oswald Antonetti Cameron

Oswald Antonetti was appointed head coach of Puerto Rico this year, taking ovr from interim coach Manuel Acevedo. Antonetti has had experience as a coach in the domestic Men's Superior Volleyball League (LVSM), after his retirement following a successful career in the LVSM, with the National Team, in leagues in Europe and in college with Brigham Young University where he won a National Championship. This year Antonetti already led Puerto Rico to gold at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Colombia and will also guide the team at the Pan American Cup in Mexico.

Staff

  • Team Manager Luis E. Ruiz
  • Assistant coach Manuel Acevedo
  • Second Assistant Coach Jamille Torres
  • 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
Poland
5 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 15 15 3 5.000 445 343 1.297
2
Iran
5 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 11 12 7 1.714 437 400 1.092
3
Bulgaria
5 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 9 11 6 1.833 395 368 1.073
4
Finland
5 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 9 12 0.750 453 471 0.961
5
Cuba
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 3 6 13 0.461 392 436 0.899
6
Puerto Rico
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 15 0.200 331 435 0.760

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