Lisvel Elisa Eve

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Eve and the second or maternal family name is Mejía.
Lisvel Eve
Personal information
Full name Lisvel Elisa Eve-Castillo
Nickname China
Nationality  Dominican Republic
Born ( 1991 -09-10) September 10, 1991 (age 23)
Puerto Plata,  Dominican Republic
Hometown Santo Domingo
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Spike 325 cm (128 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle Blocker/Wing Spiker
Number 21
National team
2007 - Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Last updated: February 2013

Lisvel Elisa Eve-Castillo (née Eve Mejía, born September 10, 1991 in Puerto Plata) is a female volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, who played for the Women's National Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

She also played the 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan. There the team ended up in fourth place, and did not qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Shortly afterwards Eve claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup in Mexico as a sixteen-year-old.

Personal life[edit]

She was born on September 10, 1991[1][2] in Puerto Plata.[3][4] She was recruited by the former National Team member Miriam García.[5] Eve is married with the Olympic boxer Gilbert Lenin Castillo.[6]


Eve was the youngest athlete during the 2007 FIVB Women's World Cup,[5] there she ranked 9th with her national team. She was chosen 2008 Athlete of the Year of her native province of Puerto Plata by the Guild of Sport Writers.[4]

Playing in Puerto Rico at the Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino with Criollas de Caguas for the 2009 season, she was chosen among the "All-Star" Team, and also at the "Offensive Team".[7]

Playing in Chiapas, Mexico with her National Senior Team she won the 2010 Final Four Cup gold medal.[8] She signed for the Japanese professional club Denso Airybees for the 2010-2011 season.[9]

At the 2011 Pan-American Cup, Eve was awarded with the Best Server award,[10] also winning the silver medal with her national team.[11] For the 2012 Season of the Puerto Rican League, Eve sigened for the team Criollas de Caguas.[12]

At the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, Eve played with her National Team ranking in the 5th place[13] after losing the quarter final game to the United States.[14]

Eve signed for the Brazilian professional club Banana Boat/Praia Clube for the 2012/2013 season.[15] Even when she was announced, her Brazilian team presented the American Danielle Scott[16][17] and instead of playing in Brazil, she was signed by the Peruvian professional club Deportivo Géminis[18] for a three months contract.[19]

In September 2012, Eve won the gold medal at the first 2012 U23 Pan-American Cup, played in Callao, Peru.[20]

2013 Injury[edit]

During the 2012/2013 Peruvian League, Eve suffered an exposed tibia and fibula fracture in her left leg on February 16, 2013.[19] She went under surgery for surgical cleaning.[21]




Junior Team[edit]



  1. ^ FIVB (2012). "Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia". Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  2. ^ London 2012 (2012). "Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia". Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  3. ^ Cáceres, José (2012-06-07). "RD con trabuco Bethania De la Cruz liderará la ofensiva". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Escogen Eve Mejía Atleta del Año". El Nacional (in Spanish). 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  5. ^ a b Cáceres, José (2009-01-29). "Una atleta camino al estrellato en RD". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  6. ^ Adames F., Yoel (2012-01-24). "Una historia de amor entre Boxeo y Voleibol". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  7. ^ "Jordan Larson, la máxima ganadora de la exitosa primera gala de premiación de Los Valores del Año 2009 de la LVSF" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  8. ^ Terra. "Perú cae ante República Dominicana y pierde título del Final Four" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  9. ^ Cáceres, José (2010-11-10). "Eve Mejía va hoy a Japón reforzar liga". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  10. ^ NORCECA (2011-07-09). "Brazilian Sheilla Castro the MVP of the Pan Am Cup". Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  11. ^ Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol (2011-07-10). "Copa Panamericana Femenina: Brasileñas son nuevas reinas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  12. ^ "Las Criollas la ponen en "La China"" (in Spanish). Zona Zaguera. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  13. ^ FIVB (2012-08-11). "Women - Final Ranking". Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  14. ^ FIVB (2012-08-07). "Team USA easily cruise to semifinals by routing Dominican Republic in straight sets". London, Great Britain. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  15. ^ Pacheco, Pablo (2012-07-19). "Cubana Herrera chega a Uberlândia e reforça a equipe praiana". Correio de Uberlandia (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  16. ^ "Dani Scott fecha com Praia Clube". Saque Viagem (in Portuguese). 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  17. ^ "Mercado Nacional: Dani Scott no Praia Clube". noticiasmundovolei (in Portuguese). 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  18. ^ "El secreto mejor guardado de Géminis" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  19. ^ a b "Dominicana Lizbeth Eve sufre terrible fractura en Liga de Voleibol" (in Spanish). RPP. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  20. ^ FIVB (2012-09-08). "Dominicans claim gold medal at Pan Am U-23". Lima, Peru. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  21. ^ "Luis Linares: Lizbeth Eve se encuentra tranquila y estable" (in Spanish). RPP. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 

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