Team profile

2018 marks Puerto Rico’s seventh World Championship overall and fifth consecutive event, riding high on the momentum of their historic Olympic debut two years ago at Rio 2016. Their best World Championship performance to date was been 10th place, which they achieved in 2002.
Puerto Rico have made eight appearances in the FIVB World Grand Prix. Their best finish was on their debut in 2009, when they finished 10th.
Despite not having won any major title in the region, Puerto Rico have enjoyed better results in continental competitions. As well as two fourth-place finishes at the Pan-American Games (1959, 2015), Puerto Rico took the silver medal at the 2009 NORCECA Championships, came fourth in 2011 and claimed bronze at the last two editions, beating Canada on both occasions in the third-place playoffs.
Puerto Rico were also five-time runners-up and bronze medallists twice in the Central American & Caribbean Games. In this year’s competition, they beat Mexico in five sets in the third-place playoff to secure their second bronze.

Coach

Jose Mieles

Jose Mieles

Jose Mieles was appointed earlier this year to lead Puerto Rico at the 2018 FIVB World Championship, for his second stint at the helm of the team. He replaces Javier Gaspar who led Puerto Rico to bronze at this year's Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla. Mieles guided Puerto Rico's women's team from 2013 to 2015. His achievements include a third place finish at the North and Centreal America & Caribbean (NORCECA) Championship in Omaha and two Group 2 finals appearances in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, when the country obtained third and fourth place finishes. He also steered the team to a silver medal finish at the Central American and Caribbean Game in Veracruz in 2014 and a fourth place finish at the Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015. During the 2013-2015 compile record of 39-9.

Staff

  • Team Manager Jose Marxuach
  • Assistant coach Gerardo Batista
  • Second Assistant Coach Angel Velez
  • Physiotherapist Vimarys Cruz

Ranking

Rank Teams 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
Brazil
9 7 2 4 1 2 1 0 1 20 23 11 2.090 790 650 1.215
2
Russia
9 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 18 22 12 1.833 776 682 1.137
3
Dominican Republic
9 5 4 5 0 0 1 0 3 16 17 12 1.416 646 576 1.121
4
Turkey
9 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 15 15 15 1.000 663 633 1.047
5
Germany
9 5 4 3 1 1 0 1 3 14 16 15 1.066 714 714 1.000
6
Bulgaria
9 4 5 2 1 1 0 2 3 11 14 18 0.777 674 722 0.933
7
Thailand
9 3 6 0 2 1 3 1 2 11 16 22 0.727 776 826 0.939
8
Puerto Rico
9 3 6 2 1 0 0 1 5 9 10 19 0.526 615 678 0.907
9
Azerbaijan
9 2 7 1 1 0 0 2 5 6 8 22 0.363 630 706 0.892
10
Mexico
9 1 8 1 0 0 0 3 5 3 6 24 0.250 569 724 0.785

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