Karla Echenique

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Karla Echenique
Karla Echenique2 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Karla Miguelina Echenique
Nationality  Dominican Republic
Born (1986-05-16) May 16, 1986 (age 27)
Santo Domingo
Hometown Santo Domingo
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Spike 279 cm (110 in)
Block 273 cm (107 in)
Volleyball information
Position Setter
Current club Poland Organika Budowlani Łódź
Number 12
National team
2002 - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Last updated: March 2011

Karla Miguelina Echenique (born May 16, 1986 in Santo Domingo) is a female volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, who played as a setter for the Women's National Team at the 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan, not qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics.


Karla Echenique while playing with Organika Budowlani Łódź.

She won the Silver Medal with the National Junior Team at 2002 NORCECA Youth Girls' Volleyball Championship and was selected tournament "Best Setter".[1] Same year she participated at the 2002 World Championships with the National Senior Team at the age of 15,[2] making her the youngest player at the competition.[3] She helped her team to reach the 13th place.[4]

In beach volleyball she won the bronze medal at the 2006 National Championship, playing with Bethania de la Cruz.[5]

She finished in fourth place, playing in Japan at the 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament, and did not qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Shortly afterwards she claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup in Mexico.

During the Holy Week Sport Festival held in Hato Mayor, Echenique played Beach Volleyball (three) with Bethania Almanzar and Dahiana Burgos, winning the Silver Medal of the event.[6][7]


Karla played for Gigantes de Carolina for the Puerto Rican LVSF in the 2010 season,[8][9] being awarded by Statistics Best Setter,[10] and also being selected to the All-Star game.[11] She helped her team to reach the quarterfinals.[12]

Playing in Chiapas, Mexico with her National Senior Team she won the 2010 Final Four Cup gold medal.[13]

Karla returned to the Dominican club Mirador, to play at the 2010 FIVB Women's Club World Championship, ranking in 4th place.[14]


At the middle of the 2010/2011 season, Echenique joined the polish team Organika Budowlani Łódź, to play at the Polish Women's-Volleyball League.[15][16]




Beach Volleyball[edit]

  • 2006 National Championship - Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 2009 Hato Mayor Beach Volleyball Tournament Med 2.png Silver Medal

National Team[edit]

Junior Team[edit]



  1. ^ Buzzle.com. "USA sweeps Dominican Republic to capture gold medal". Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  2. ^ FIVB. "Karla Echenique". Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  3. ^ Smash Hamburg (2002-09-02). "Karla Enchenique die jüngste Spielerin" (in German). Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  4. ^ FIVB. "Women's World Championship 2002 - Final Standings". Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ NORCECA. "Strickland and Roberts won the gold at NORCECA". Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  6. ^ Listin Diario (2009-04-11). "Equipo Pedro Martínez avanza a la final" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  7. ^ Hoy (2009-04-13). "Equipos ganan voleibol playero HM" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  8. ^ FPvoleibol. "Las Gigantes de Carolina presentan a sus refuerzos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  9. ^ FIVB. "Echenique preparing well for World Grand Prix". Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  10. ^ FPvoleibol. "Lancheras cargadas de premios en la Gala de los Valores del año 2010 de la LVSF" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  11. ^ Primera Hora. "Clásico de Estrellas 2010 será un desafío interesante" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  12. ^ FPvoleibol. "LVSF: Se buscar el cuarto equipo para la semifinal" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  13. ^ Terra. "Perú cae ante República Dominicana y pierde título del Final Four" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  14. ^ FIVB. "Final Round - Final standing". Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  15. ^ Organika Budowlani Łódź. "New playmaker on the way to Lodz" (in Polish). Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  16. ^ PlusLiga Kobiet. "Tauron MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza - Organika Budowlani Łódź 3:0" (in Polish). Retrieved 2011-01-13. 

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