Team profile

Capitanes de Arecibo

Puerto Rican side Capitanes de Arecibo are making their Club World Championship debut as representatives of the NORCECA region. In their debut league season as a franchise, Capitanes de Arecibo were crowned champions of the Superior League by sweeping the Guaynabo Mets in the best-of-seven final series. The Capitanes’ victory over the Mets put them alongside Fajardo Cariduros as the only franchises to win the title in their first year. They added to that title success by finishing second the following season after losing 4-0 to Mets de Guaynabo. In the regular league season they had finished third in the standings with 17 wins from 24 matches.

In competing this year, the Caribbean side will become the fourth different Puerto Rican side to take part in the Club World Championship. Mets de Guaynabo competed in the 2014 edition in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and lost all three pool matches. Planteras de Corozal qualified in 2009 and suffered the same fate in Doha, Qatar. That was their island’s first representation since 1992 when the same team finished seventh. Changos de Naranjito took part in 1991, but finished eighth after consecutive defeats in the pool phase.


David Aleman

David Aleman

David Aleman led the Arecibo Capitanes Club to the national league title in the first year of the franchise's existence. In the same year he took over as the head coach of the Puerto Rico's men's team, and he oversaw their second World League appearance. He stepped down from his position as head coach in 2015. He had previously been the head coach of the country's women's team, whom he guided at the 2002 World Championship and during the 2004 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament.


  • Team Manager Angel Garcia
  • Assistant coach Jose Rodriguez
  • Doctor Manuel Polanco
  • Physiotherapist Wilbert Galva





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
Zenit Kazan
2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 6.000 169 138 1.224
Sada Cruzeiro Volei
2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 3 1.333 158 145 1.089
Capitanes de Arecibo
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0.000 106 150 0.706