Three Returning Gold Medalists Look to Lead DR to U20 Title

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 15th, 2017 | African Volleyball, Asian Volleyball, Brazilian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball, U.S. Women's Volleyball

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL U20 World Championships – Women

The U20 World Championships got under way on Friday, but before things get too far along, take a look at the rosters that will make up the 16 squads vying for the title.

Six European Confederation (CEV) teams, four from the North, Central America and Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA), three South American Confederation (CSV), two Asian Confederation (AVC) and one African Confederation (CAVB) team make up the field.

The defending champions from the Dominican Republic will be bringing three players from that 2015 championship squad – Vielka Michelle Peralta, Lisbeth Martinez and Yokaty Perez Florez.

Brazil, the 2015 runner-up squad, is looking for its first title since winning the last of four straight in 2007.

Italy took the final podium spot, marking its best finish since capturing the 2011 championship, while Japan rounded out the top four, following a silver medal in 2013.

The American team includes just seven members of the country’s U20 Pan Am Cup championship squad.

The teams will be divided into four pools of four teams each. Pool A features Bulgaria, Egypt, Mexico and Russia. Pool B includes China, Dominican Republic, Peru and Poland. Pool C is made up of Brazil, Cuba, Serbia and the United States. Argentina, Italy, Japan and Turkey comprise Pool D.

Action began on July 14 and continues through July 23. All matches will take place in Mexico with Cordoba and Boca del Ryo acting as host sites.


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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