Overview

Team profile

The Dominican Republic won their spot for the event in Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina after rallying from two sets down to edge the United States for the gold medal at the U18 NORCECA Girls’ Continental Championship held in Puerto Rico in 2016

It was the second consecutive continental title in the age group competition for the Dominican side which had dethroned the United States two years earlier when the tournament took place in San Jose, Costa Rica.

It will be the seventh appearance for the Dominican Republic team at the U18 world championship with its better positions three eighth places in 2001, 2007 and 2013 when the event took place in Croatia, Mexico and Thailand, respectively.

The Dominican female volleyball program continues supplying talented players to the youth and junior teams and Brazilian coach Alexandre Ceccato is confident about his squad to scale a team-best in the history of the world competition.

Coach

Alexandre Ceccato

Alexandre Ceccato



Alexandre Ceccato has been part of the Brazilian staff in charge of the Dominican Republic Female Program for the past four years working exclusively with the group of young girls coming out from the initiation ranks.The qualities of Ceccato to teach the fundaments of volleyball, makes him an excellent coach to work in the polishing of players with natural conditions to play the sport and to project their potential.Under Ceccato’s guidance the U18 Dominican Republic’s national teams have obtained the gold medal in the NORCECA Continental Championship in 2014 in San José, Costa Rica and in 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Ceccato’s teams also won a silver medal in 2015 and a bronze medal in 2017 at the Girls’ Youth Pan American Cup held in Havana, Cuba.

  • Team Manager Agripina Martinez
  • Assistant coach Marcos Vinicius De Macedo
  • Second Assistant Coach Jose Antonio Espinal
  • Doctor Julio Miñoso
  • Physiotherapist Ruben Dario Andisin

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
Turkey
4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 12 12 2 6.000 344 263 1.307
2
Japan
4 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 9 10 3 3.333 322 253 1.272
3
Dominican Republic
4 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 6 7 7 1.000 289 301 0.960
4
Peru
4 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 4 10 0.400 306 320 0.956
5
China
4 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 12 0.083 198 322 0.614

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