Costa Rica continues to add legionaries in different sports, in this case Mariana Cubero Solís, a Costa Rican basketball player, will play university basketball in the United States for a sports scholarship at Gilbert Park University.
This was announced by the player himself on his social networks, a place in which he took the opportunity to thank his family and his coaches in North America.
“I am grateful and excited to announce that I will be joining Gilbert at Park University for the next chapter of my life. I want to thank Coach Four and Coach Jasmine for this opportunity,” said Cubero.
In mid-2021, Mariana and her twin brother Isaac Cubero Solis arrived in Utah to attend Layton Christian Academy, where they completed their training as athletes.
Before moving abroad, 18-year-old Mariana played in the first division of Costa Rica with San Ramon. In addition to his participation in the highest division, he was also called up to the Costa Rican national teams and was crowned national sports games champion with his respective canton.
Gilbert Park University is located in Arizona and currently competes in the California Pacific Conference, one of the largest Division 2 leagues in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
On the other hand, the Costa Rican baseball player, Manuel José Ascanio Mendez, announced on Wednesday that he has reached an official agreement with Fortitudo Bologna, the most important team in Italy today.
Ascanio completed his stint in college baseball in the United States after studying and playing with Indiana Tech for four years. During that time, Manuel won two conference titles.
The Costa Rican national team announced via their social networks:
“Officially signed to play the A1 series of professional baseball in Italy with Fortitudo Bologna. Italian baseball’s No. 1 team. Glory be to God and my parents always. Faith is the only thing I never A lifelong dream that no doubt had sacrifices, downfalls, failures and more, but with the strength of God and my parents, we are rising,” Ascanio explained.
Fortitudo Bologna is a team with 70 years of history. Their successful record includes 13 league titles (last in 2020), 12 Italian Cups (last in 2022) and six European Champions Cups (last in 2019).
The 2023 season in Italy will start on 15 April. This was announced by FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) at the end of a meeting between the Federal Council and the 30 qualified teams. The 2023 championship will consist of several phases: a first qualifying phase, the Paule Scudetto composed of the 10 best teams from the previous phase, quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final. @mundiario