Annerys Vargas

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Annerys Vargas
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Personal information
Full name Annerys Victoria Vargas Valdez
Nationality Dominican Republic
Born (1981-08-07) August 7, 1981 (age 35)
Santo Domingo
Hometown Santo Domingo
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Spike 327 cm (129 in)
Block 320 cm (130 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle Blocker
Current club River Volley Piacenza
Number 1
National team
1998 - Dominican Republic
Last updated: June 2011

Annerys Victoria Vargas Valdez (born August 7, 1981 in Santo Domingo) is a female volleyball player from the Dominican Republic, who won four consecutive gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games.[1][2][3]



She won gold medal with the women's national team at the 2003 Pan American Games in her home town Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[4] There she was awarded best server and blocker.[5] Later that year, she won the Best Blocker and bronze medal at the 2003 NORCECA Championship.[6][7]


She plays as a middle-blocker and competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for her native country which finished in 11th place.[8][9][10]

Playing with the Dominican club Los Cachorros, she finished the 2004 season of the Superior Tournament as the First Runner-Up, after losing to Mirador the final series.[11]


Joined the Puerto Rican professional team Vaqueras de Bayamón from the LVSF for the 2005 season. Being selected among the "Offensive Team".[12]


In her second season with the Bayamón team, Annerys won the "Best Blocker" and "All-Star"[13] for the 2006 season.[14] While playing a game Puerto Rico, where she was such an idol, she lost a shoe and a fan jumped to the court and picked it up, she had to finish the game with just one shoe.[15]

At the volleyball tournament during the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, she won the "Most Valuable Player", "Best Blocker" and "Best Server" awards and with her team the gold medal.[1][16] After a successful 2006 season, she won the Dominican Republic "Volleyball Athlete of the Year" award.[17]


Playing with the Spanish team Grupo 2002 Murcia, win the Supercup, Queen Cup[18] and Spanish Superliga.[19][20] After winning the Superliga, she celebrated with her team taking a bath at the Murcia's Plaza Circular.[21] The same season she won the 2007 CEV Top Teams Cup.[22]


She participated at the 2008 FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament, and her team finished in 4th place failing to qualify to the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was selected tournament's "Best Blocker".[23]

Won the 2008 CEV Challenge Cup with Vakifbank Gunes Sigorta Stambuł and was awarded "Best Blocker".[24]


Vargas Valdez played with Criollas de Caguas from the Puerto Rican LVSF for the 2009 season,[25][26] helping her team to reach the quarterfinals.[27]

After winning with her team the gold medal at the 2009 NORCECA Championship[28] qualifying for the very first time to the 2009 World Grand Champions Cup[29] where her team won the bronze medal.[30]

For the 2009/2010 she played for the club Usiminas/Minas, from the Superliga Brasileira de Voleibol.[31][32]


She finished the 2009/2010 season of the Brazilian Superliga as the 4th best blocker.[33]

With her National Team, she won the gold medal at the 2010 Pan-American Cup held in Rosarito and Tijuana, Mexico.[34]

In Mayagüez, Puerto Rico she were the recipient of the "Best Blocker" award[35] during the volleyball tournament at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games won by her home team.[2]

Joined the Dominican Republic club Mirador, to play at the 2010 FIVB World Club Championship, there her team finished in 4th place[36] after being defeated by Bergamo for the Bronze medal.[37] Vargas won the "Best Blocker" award.[38]






  1. ^ a b FIVB. "Dominican Annerys Vargas wins MVP trophy at Central American and Caribbean Games". Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b FIVB. "Dominican Republic strikes gold for a third consecutive time". Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  3. ^ "La República Dominicana logra cuarto oro al hilo en voleibol femenino Juegos Centroamericanos". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Cordoba, Mexico. 2014-11-21. 
  4. ^ FIVB. "Dominican Republic wins Pan Am gold in five-set thriller". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  5. ^ FIVB. "Pan Am Games Awards". Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ FIVB. "USA wins the gold medal, Cuba and Dominican Republic follow". Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  7. ^ FIVB. "NORCECA Women's Championship". Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  8. ^ FIVB. "Women's Volleyball Olympic Games 2004 Standings". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  9. ^ FIVB. "Pan American Cup Dominicans are one of three NORCECA teams qualified for the Olympics". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  10. ^ NORCECA. "Cuba and USA tied with 1-1 record". Archived from the original on 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  11. ^ NORCECA. "Bameso y Mirador, campeones de nuevo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  12. ^ Zona Zaguera. "Aury Cruz encabeza el Equipo Ofensivo". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  13. ^ Zona Zaguera. "Avioneta vs Manota – Juego de Estrellas 2006" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  14. ^ "Lideres por Temporada de 1995 al 2008". Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  15. ^ "Pasión en la hinchada 'boricúa' por la dominicana" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  16. ^ "Dominican Republic conquered the throne at Cartagena". Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: FIVB. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  17. ^ DR1. "Athletes of the Year". Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  18. ^ Murcia Reportero Digital. "El Grupo 2002, campeón de la Copa de la Reina de Voleibol" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  19. ^ "El Grupo 2002, campeón de la Superliga femenina de voleibol" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  20. ^ Editorial Prensa Ibérica. "El Spar pone fin a una década de éxitos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  21. ^ "Annerys Vargas: Diosa dominicana del Voleibol español" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  22. ^ CEV. "Grupo 2002 Murcia takes Women’s Top Teams Cup to Spain". Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  23. ^ Provincias Dominicanas. "Annerys quedó como la mejor bloqueadora" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  24. ^ CEV. "ISTANBUL wins the 2007/08 Women's Challenge Cup". Retrieved 2010-04-09. [permanent dead link]
  25. ^ FPvoleibol. "Criollas se alimentan con Mangú" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  26. ^ Primera Hora. "Renovadas las Criollas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  27. ^ FPvoleibol. "Zozobran las Llaneras" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  28. ^ FIVB. "Dominican Republic wins NORCECA gold in dramatic fashion". Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  29. ^ FIVB. "Historic first time for the Dominican Republic". Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  30. ^ FIVB. "Italy claim first FIVB Women’s World Grand Champions Cup title". Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  31. ^ Minas Tênis Clube. "Usiminas/Minas inicia temporada anunciando reforços estrangeiros". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  32. ^ Terra Networks Brasil. "Minas anuncia parceria e reforços internacionais". Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  33. ^ Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol. "Superliga Feminina 2009/2010" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  34. ^ FIVB. "Dominican Republic win gold medal in Pan American Cup". Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  35. ^ FPVoleibol. "Honores de JMV para puertorriqueña Seilhamer" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  36. ^ FIVB. "Final Round – Final standing". Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  37. ^ FIVB. "We achieved minimum goal, says Bergamo coach Mazzanti". Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  38. ^ CEV. "TRENTINO BetClic and Fenerbahce are crowned Club World champions in Doha". Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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