Overview

Team profile

Dominican Republic

The Queens of the Caribbean have qualified for the World Grand Prix every season since 2004 but had a disappointing campaign last year where they finished bottom of the Group 1, winning one of their nine matches, against Turkey. Their best performances to date were the eighth-place finishes they achieved in 2006 and 2010. Their greatest success on the global stage so far was taking the bronze medal at the 2009 Grand Champions Cup in Japan. They participated at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and London 2012, tying for fifth place at the latter.

 
They have also competed in the World Championship seven times and at the World Cup three times. At the 2014 World Championship they took joint-fifth place along with Russia after reaching the third round and in 2013 they took the bronze medal at the Montreux Volley Masters tournament in Switzerland. In the same year at the Grand Champions Cup in Japan they ended sixth. Closer to home, they took the gold medal at the Pan American Games in 2003 and did the same at the NORCECA Championships in 2009 and the Pan American Cup in 2008, 2010 and 2014. The younger Dominican sides claimed silver at both the World Under-23 Championships in 2013 and the World Under-20 Championships in 2009.

Coach

Cristian Cruz

Cristian Cruz

 Cristian
Cruz will lead the Dominican Republic team at the 2015 World Grand Prix,
following in the footsteps of his late father Beato Miguel Cruz who coached the
national men's and women's teams for several years in the 2000s. Cristian has
worked in several roles during his coaching career, including team manager for
the women's national team at the 2013 Grand Champions Cup. During his player
career he was named player of the year by both the Sports Writers Association
and the Dominican Olympic Committee, and he captained the national team for 15
years. He often appeared alongside his brother Micky in the national team
during his career.

Staff

  • Team Manager Hector Romero
  • Assistant coach Jose Antonio Espinal
  • Second Assistant Coach Hector Romero
  • Physiotherapist Cesar Adalio Villalona

Schedule

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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 9 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 27 27 2 13.500 721 555 1.299
2
China
9 9 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 26 27 5 5.400 770 569 1.353
3
USA
9 8 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 24 26 9 2.888 823 731 1.125
4
Italy
9 5 4 4 0 1 0 3 1 14 18 14 1.285 740 690 1.072
5
Russia
9 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 3 14 16 17 0.941 730 746 0.978
6
Japan
9 4 5 3 1 0 1 2 2 13 16 16 1.000 699 721 0.969
7
Germany
9 4 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 13 15 17 0.882 733 692 1.059
8
Serbia
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 2 1 12 17 19 0.894 796 775 1.027
9
Thailand
9 3 6 1 1 1 0 2 4 8 11 21 0.523 667 726 0.918
10
Belgium
9 2 7 2 0 0 0 2 5 6 8 21 0.380 571 692 0.825
11
Turkey
9 2 7 1 0 1 0 4 3 5 10 23 0.434 690 783 0.881
12
Dominican Republic
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 27 0.000 415 675 0.614

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