Olympian Candelas and Rios will be seeded 30th in the FIVB World Championships. Both now living in Mazatlan, Candelas, 31 and 6’5” and Rios, 22, 5’10”, have not competed in an FIVBWorld Tour entering the 2015 FIVB season. Overall, Candelas has played in 72 FIVB international events including 60 with Mayra Garcia with whom she finished 17th at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Overall, Rios has competed in four FIVB international events. A threetime volleyball All-American collegiate player at the University of Southern California, Candelas will be competing in her third FIVB World Championships, both previous times with Garcia as a partner, finishing 17th in 2009 and 2011. Candelas played twice in The Hague with Garcia (2010-17th, 2011-13th) and placed 33rd in 2014 with Martha Revuelta. Rios finished ninth in the 2012 FIVB U21 World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.