According to Hoy.com.do, the star setter of the Dominican National Team, Niverka Marte, and one of the country’s biggest volleyball promisses, Vielka Peralta, have signed with Peruvian club Geminis de Comas.
Niverka Marte is a 27 year old setter who most recently competed at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 FIVB World Championship, leading the Dominican team to 5th place in both occasions. She was also crowned the 2015 FIVB World Cup’s best setter. At the club level, she has spent most of her career in her home-country, but has enjoyed successful stings in Azerbaijan’s Igtisadchi Baku and France’s Le Cannet. She was very excited about the signing: “Thank God we will be in Peru to continue raising the name of our country.”
Meanwhile, Vielka Peralta is an 18 year old outside hitter who was a gold medalist at the 2015 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championships, at only 16 years of age. She also was parte of the Dominican roster that finished 4th at the 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championships last year in Slovenia.
Gemini de Comas only recently debuted at the 2018 Peruvian LNSV. The team currently stands in 3rd place of the standings with a 2-0 record. With the addition of these two high caliber players, the team should fight for top playoff seeding along the season.
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- After exhausting her eligibility in the college game with Michigan State, Holly Tolliver will continue her volleyball career in Peru with Regatas Lima.