Dominican Republic


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    Dominican Republic

    Following their stunning performance in 2014 when the Dominican Republic narrowly missed out on the medals round, the country returns to the FIVB World Championship this year for their eighth appearance in the competition. The Caribbean side made their World Championship debut in 1974 and this year marks their sixth consecutive appearance. 
    The Dominican Republic's greatest success on the global stage was taking bronze at the 2009 FIVB Grand Champions Cup in Japan. They have also participated in the Olympic Games at Athens 2004 and at London 2012 Olympic Games, where they came just short of a medal position, finishing fifth.
    The Dominican Republic were Pan-American Games gold medallists in 2003 and more recently bronze medallists in the latest edition in 2015, after beating Puerto Rico 3-1 in the third-place playoff. They were also North and Central America & Caribbean (NORCECA) champions in 2009. This year they struck gold at the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, for the seventh time in the history of the competition, after beating hosts Colombia 3-0 in the final. 
    An ever-present in the FIVB World Grand Prix since 2004, the Dominican Republic’s best ranking was eighth place, which they achieved in both 2006 and 2010. The team competed in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League this year, ranking 14th overall.


    Marcos Roberto Kwiek

    Marcos Roberto Kwiek

    Marcos Kwiek has been coach of the Dominican Republic women's National Team since 2008. He has led the team to gold at the 2010 Pan American Cup and to silvers in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He also steered the Dominican Republic to victory at the NORCECA Continental Championship in 2009. The same year, the Dominican Republic took bronze at the World Grand Champions Cup, the team's highest ever finish in an FIVB competition. Kwiek also served as assistant coach of the Brazilian women's National Team from 2003 to 2007. Under his guidance, the Dominican Republic have competed in every World Grand Prix. Although he did not lead the team at the 2015 World Grand Prix, he was present on the Dominican Republic bench at the 2015 World Cup.


    • Team Manager Marcelo Cezarano
    • Assistant coach Rocha Pacheco Wagner
    • Second Assistant Coach Sanchez Duran Wilson Antonio
    • Doctor Pimentel Costa Joanna
    • Physiotherapist Cesar Adalio Villalona