Bethania Almánzar

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Bethania Almánzar
Personal information
Full name Bethania Almanzar Sosa
Nickname Bety
Nationality Dominican
Born (1987-02-11) February 11, 1987 (age 31)
Bonao, Dominican Republic
Hometown Bonao, Dominican Republic
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
2007 Margarita Suero

Bethania Almánzar Sosa (born February 11, 1987 in Bonao) is a female beach volleyball and volleyball player from the Dominican Republic. She twice won the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit 2007, partnering Margarita Suero.

Career[edit]

Almánzar played with the club Los Prados from 2004[1] to 2006,[2] winning the 2005 Dominican Metropolitan League with this club.[3]

She trained in 2005 with the senior national indoor team in 2005, since the team split under the guidance of the Cuban trainer Ismael Ortega[4] just before the 2006 FIVB World Championship qualification.[5]

Almánzar won the silver medal during the 2006 National Games, playing with the North Region.[6][7]

She twice won the silver medal in the women's competition at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit 2007 in Guatemala City[8] and Carolina, Puerto Rico,[9] partnering Margarita Suero.

Playing with Daniela Rosario, she won the Dominican Republic National Beach Volleyball Tour in 2008.[10]

In Indoor volleyball, she won the bronze medal in 2007[11] and 2008 at the Dominican Republic Volleyball League playing with Santiago.

She won the 2008 Bonao Athlete of the Year award[12] for her performance during 2008, and she was also contending for her province to the "Premio Nacional de la Juventud", for Sport Achievements.[13]

Almánzar participated during the 2009 Holy Week Sport Festival held in Hato Mayor, playing Beach Volleyball (three) with Dahiana Burgos and Karla Echenique, winning the Silver Medal of the event.[14][15] She was enlisted for the national beach volleyball team under the guidance of the Cuban coach Carlos Suarez training for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.[16] She played the 2011 Santiago volleyball tournament with Navarrete, leading them to win the preliminary round with a 6-0 mark.[17]

She won the 2014 Hato Mayor Volleyball tournament gold medal with Darielis Ravelo and Soranyi Aquino.[18]

Almánzar played with the club Manoguayabo in the 2015 Santo Domingo volleyball tournament.[19]

In August 2016 she traveled to New York with the BanReservas team to play the Bameso USA International tournament, winning the first place.[20]

Almánzar played with Iris Santos and Anahí Lebrón the 2017 Hato Mayor Beach Volleyball Tournament, were they were beaten by Ana Esther Lara, Juana González and Dahiana Burgos, settling with the tournaments silver medal.[21] She later joined the Bonao club in the 2017 North Central ligue championship,[22] were her team claime the bronze medal[23] and she later won the X Bonao Reinforced Volleyball tournament with Plamed.

Clubs[edit]

  • Dominican Republic Los Prados (2004–2006)
  • Dominican Republic Boca Chica (2006)
  • Dominican Republic Santiago (2007–2008)
  • Dominican Republic Bonao (2010)
  • Dominican Republic Navarrete (2011)
  • Dominican Republic Manoguayabo (2014-2015)
  • Dominican Republic BanReservas (2016)
  • Dominican Republic Bonao (2017)
  • Dominican Republic Plamed (2017)

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • 2008 Unión Deportiva Monseñor Nouel "Athlete of the Year"

Beach Vollebyall[edit]

Clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bameso barre en voleibol; vencieron LP en ambas ramas en torneo" (in Spanish). NORCECA. 2004-03-22. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Mirador derrota a Los Prados en voleibol". Hoy (in Spanish). 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  3. ^ Caceres, Jose (2005-04-27). "Corona para Los Prados". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Pelean por las últimas plazas". ESPN (in Spanish). Santo Domingo. EFE. 2005-08-23. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  5. ^ Caceres, Jose (2005-08-17). "Sorprende dividan equipo de voleibol". Hoy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  6. ^ Castro C., Julio E. (2014-04-29). "El remo y canotaje tiene su lugar en Bonao". El Caribe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  7. ^ Caceres, Jose (2006-02-25). "Monte Plata gana oro en voleibol". Hoy (in Spanish). Bayaguana. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  8. ^ La Hora. "Cubanos se adueñan de la arena" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Boricuas fueron profetas en su tierra" (PDF) (in Spanish). NORCECA. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  10. ^ FEDOVOLI. "Tour de Playa arranca este viernes" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  11. ^ FEDOVOLI. "Los equipos de la Capital se coronaron en masculino y femenino" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  12. ^ "UDEMON celebra por lo alto 22 aniversarios". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  13. ^ El Nuevo Diario. "Seleccionan concursantes al Premio nacional de la juventud" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  14. ^ Listin Diario (2009-04-11). "Equipo Pedro Martínez avanza a la final" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  15. ^ Hoy (2009-04-13). "Equipos ganan voleibol playero HM" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  16. ^ Ortiz Pujols, Freddy (2010-03-06). "Voleibol de Playa proyecta un futuro promisorio en RD". Listin Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  17. ^ "Sexteto femenino Villa González gana regular Intermunicipal volibol Santiago". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  18. ^ "Los Primos ganan en voleibol playero". El Dia (in Spanish). 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  19. ^ Nolasco, Jeffrey (2015-06-05). "Manoguayabo y playeras ganan". El Nacional (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  20. ^ "Equipo de voleibol femenino Banreservas gana Torneo en New York". El Nacional (in Spanish). 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  21. ^ ""Las Anas" y "Monstruos", ganan torneo arena HM". Listin Diario (in Spanish). 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  22. ^ "Liga Femenina de Voleibol Superior Norcentral" [Superior North Central Volleyball League] (in Spanish). FEDOVOLI. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  23. ^ "Liga Femenina Norcentral de Voleibol Santiago campeon" [North Central Volleyball Ligue Santiago Champion] (in Spanish). FEDOVOLI. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 

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