Prieto Cerame returns to Puerto Rico for Olympic Qualifiers


Prieto Cerame was a standout for the University of Texas

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 9, 2016 - Paulina Prieto Cerame has returned to her home country to help Puerto Rico prepare for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament that begins on May 20 and runs to May 22.

Hosts Puerto Rico will battle it out with Algeria, Colombia and Kenya for a spot in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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Prieto Cerame arrived on Saturday after completing her commitments at the University of Texas. The opposite was received at the airport by Vice President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation, Elliot Matthias.

“I’m very happy to be in Puerto Rico and eager to get back into training with my teammates on the national team,” she said. Prieto Cerame started training with her teammates on Monday at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan.

The opposite is coming off an outstanding collegiate volleyball season with the University of Texas, making it into the “All-American” second team.

“I want to encourage all volleyball fans to support us by coming to the Roberto Clemente Coliseum and be part of history en route to the Olympics in Brazil," Prieto Cerame said.

Kenya and Colombia start the Qualifying Tournament on May 20, followed by Puerto Rico against Algeria. On May 21, African giants Kenya and Algeria face off, while Puerto Rico take on Colombia. On the final day, Algeria will meet Colombia, and Puerto Rico will play Kenya.


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