Raymariely Santos will play in Italy: “It has always been my dream” | Volleyball

A dream come true.

The Puerto Rican setter, Raymariely Santoswill play for him Perguia club in the Italian A1 series for the 2022-2023 season.

Through social networks, Perugia announced the signing of Santos, who will replace the American setter Victoria Dilfer.

In fact, Santos was crowned champion in the last edition of the Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) with Pinkin de Corozal.

“Playing in Italy has always been my dream. I have been following Perugia for a few years and I have seen the growth of the club and what it has done. I am very excited about this opportunity and I am looking forward to meeting the whole world, I am looking forward to discovering the city and getting to know Italian culture better,” said Ponceña in written statements.

The A1 Series is one of the most competitive in the world.

“I have very good friends in Italy and I am very excited to share this experience with them. I am here to help the team and my teammates to succeed and fight until the end. It will be difficult, but it is exciting to play in places as important and at such a high level as the Italian championship. In the second part of the season we can achieve a lot together and we will work hard until the end”, he added.

Perugia ranks third from last out of 14 teams.

Other Puerto Ricans who have worn different shirts in the Italian Serie A1 are Karina Ocasio, who was the first player from Puerto Rico to play in Italy, precisely with the Perugia sextet.

Similarly, veteran Aury Cruz, Natalia Valentín, Daly Santana and Stephanie Enrigth have also played in Italy.

Santos has played internationally for France, Greece, Kazakhstan and the United States.

In addition, on October 19, she announced her retirement from the women’s volleyball team.

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