Puerto Rico Wins Gold At The Central American and Caribbean Games

  0 Liam Smith | August 05th, 2018 | International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball

The 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games was recently held in Barranquilla, Colombia. In the indoor volleyball tournament, Puerto Rico went 3-0 in pool play, winning all of its 9 sets of competition against Colombia, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago, thus being exempt from the quarterfinals. It then defeated Mexico 3-1 in the semis, before finally facing off against hosts Colombia once again the finals, winning 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-14). Sequiel Sánchez led the way in the victory with 15 points, followed by Maurice Torres with 14 and Steven Morales with 10. This was the fifth consecutive final for Puerto Rico in Central American Games winning gold in four of them: San Salvador 2002, Cartagena 2006, Mayagüez 2010, Barranquilla 2018. In Veracruz 2014 silver was obtained.


  • Most Valuable Player: Sequiel Sánchez (PUR)
  • Best Scorer: Liberman Agámez (COL)
  • Best Setter: Pedro Rangel (MEX)
  • Best Outside Hitters: Manuel López (CUB) and Sequiel Sánchez (PUR)
  • Best Opposite: Maurice Torres (PUR)
  • Best Server: Maurice Torres (PUR)
  • Best Middle Blockers: Marc Honoré (TTO) and Liván Osoria (CUB)
  • Best Libero: Yonder García (CUB)
  • Best Digger: Yonder García (CUB)
  • Best Receiver: Arnel Cabrera (PUR)

Final Standings

1 – Puerto Rico
2 – Colombia
3 – bronze medalist(s) Mexico
4 – Cuba
5 – Venezuela
6 – Dominican Republic
7 – Guatemala
8 – Trinidad and Tobago

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