Team profile

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will participate in their fourth World Olympic Qualification Tournament and their goal is to nail their first ever participation in the Olympic Games in front of their home fans as they organise the tournament at Roberto Clemente coliseum. In the last few years, Puerto Rico are gathering vital experience and know-how by competing regularly against elite sides in the World Grand Prix and the World Championship, where they have appeared four times since their debut in 2002. They made their best finish of equal-tenth on that year, and at the 2014 edition in Italy, the Central American side won a match against Cuba, but missed out on the second round of qualification by three points. 
Puerto Rico have enjoyed better results at the continental level, where they finished third at the Pan American Cups in 2009 and 2014, and finished fifth at the 2011 edition in Mexico. They took the silver medal at the 2009 NORCECA Championship and dropped to two places in 2011 and then claimed bronze in the 2013 and 2015 editions. In 2015, Puerto Rico played an outstanding season, as they finished fourth in the Pan American Games in Canada, and appeared in their second consecutive World Grand Prix Group 2 finals. 


Juan Carlos Nunez

Juan Carlos Nunez

Juan Carlos Nunez is one of the most successful coaches in the Puerto Rican women’s league. Before the end of the national championship, he won six titles with Caguas Criollas, including the last two on the road. Nunez will make his second coaching stint for the Puerto Rican national team. His last stint was from 2005-2008, where he steered Puerto Rico to achieve their first Central American and Carribean Games medal in 44 years and their first ever World Grand Prix qualification through the 2008 Pan American Cup. Nunez returned to the national team in 2015, to lead Puerto Rico in the 2015 NORCECA continental championship in Mexico, where the team bagged the bronze medal. At the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament, the team placed third after their defeat of Canada.


  • Team Manager Willie Lopez
  • Assistant coach Xiomara Molero
  • Second Assistant Coach Ramon Lawrence
  • Physiotherapist Victor Correa





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
Puerto Rico
3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 MAX 226 138 1.637
3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 2.000 209 164 1.274
3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 3 7 0.428 186 219 0.849
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 0.111 148 248 0.596