Puerto Rico
Puerto RicoCoach: Jaliesky Garcia Padron

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Federacion de Balonmano de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Key players: Jorge Nazario (left back), Hector Hiraldo (centre back)

Puerto Rico are one of the teams with the biggest handball tradition of the 12 that will compete in Santo Domingo. This time, they will present a renewed team – a mixture of experienced and young athletes.


“The attack is the best thing we have,” coach Jaliesky Garcia points out. For him, their aim at the NAC Emerging Nations Championship is to “gain more experience as we try to finish among the first three teams.”


In view of Santo Domingo 2019, the Puerto Rican side have had between three and four weekly training sessions and played three friendly matches against the United States – a team which they could potentially meet in a later stage of the tournament.

Group A at Santo Domingo 2019: Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominica