17. 02. 2020

PUR W: Cruz returns to play in home country after 10 years

Source: fedpurvoli.com; Photo: Amazonas de Trujillo Alto/Facebook

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The Puerto Rican female volleyball legend Áurea “Aury” Cruz has returned to play in her home country after a decade.

 

The veteran outside hitter Cruz strengthened Amazonas de Trujillo Alto in the Puerto Rican Women’s Volleyball Championship (LVSF), returning to play in her home country after 10 years.

The last time she competed in the Puerto Rican top division was in the 2009/10 season when she defended the colors of Llaneras de Toa Baja. After that and prior to that, Cruz performed in the NCAA, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, and also on many major international events with the national team from which she retired in January. The 38-year-old player was one of several foreigners dismissed by the management of the Italian side Golden Tulip Volalto 2.0 Caserta after disappointing results in the first half of the ongoing season in Serie A.

Check out the list of foreigners in the 2019/20 LVSF.

 

See our sections - Transfers - Done Deals and Transfers - Rumors.

 

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FIVB releases new men’s and women’s world rankings

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FIVB releases new men’s and women’s world rankings

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FIVB releases new men’s and women’s world rankings

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the 2020 european olympic qualification tournament. After all of these,they were
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