Team profile


At the 2015 World Grand Prix, Peru finished second in their pool and went all the way to the final before losing to Kenya. Peru regularly qualify for the World Cup, having appeared in eight of the 11 editions. Their best World Cup performance was in the inaugural edition in 1973, when they qualified through the group stages and lost to Korea in the bronze medal match. Performances since included three consecutive fifth-place finishes between 1985 and 1991.
The 1980s represented a golden age for Peruvian volleyball. The team won silver at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, silver at the 1982 World Championship and bronze at the 1986 World Championship. More recently the team has failed to reach those heights. Their last Olympic appearance was in 2000 and they have not won a World Championship medal since the 1986 bronze. At continental level they have always been a force and have won a medal at every South American Championships since 1951, including a bronze in 2013. They have won the title 12 times, but the most recent triumph was in 1993. At the top level they have appeared in the World Grand Prix four times, and in 2015 they finished sixth in Group 2.


Natalia Malaga

Natalia Malaga

Natalia Malaga enters her 5th year as the head coach of the Peruvian Junior National Team. During her stint Malaga has led the team to the bronze medal at the first Youth Summer Olympics in 2010, a gold at the Junior Pan American Cup in 2011 and a 6th place in the U20 World Championship that same year. Malaga has been training the current team since they were youth players, winning the U18 South American Championship in 2012 and finishing 4th in the U18 World Championship two years ago. Natalia Malaga is a living volleyball legend in Peru, identified as one of the most influential women in Peru of the 2000s. She is the first Peruvian to earn two Olympic medals: silver at the 1988 Seoul Games as a player and bronze at the Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010 as a coach. She is also a three-time World Championships medalist: Silver at the Youth (U18) World Championship in 1981 and senior World Championship in 1982 at home in Peru and bronze at the 1986 senior World Championships in Czechoslovakia.


  • Team Manager Rosa Garcia
  • Assistant coach Martin Escudero
  • Doctor Julio Echevarria





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
Dominican Republic
3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 MAX 228 159 1.433
3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 2.000 205 190 1.078
3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 6 0.500 198 208 0.951
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 154 228 0.675