Paraguay’s Michelle and Filippo will be seeded 32nd in this year’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. Filippo, 27, lives in Asuncion and Valiente, 17, 5’6”, resides in Fernando de la Mora and this will be the team’s first FIVB international event together and first overall for Filipo. Valiente has played in two FIVB World Tour events with Patricia Caballero including a 37th place finish at the 2013 FIVB World Championships in Stare Jablonki, Poland. Playing with Erika Mongelos in 2014, Valiente had a ninth place finish at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China a ninth in the FIVB U19 World Championships in Portugal and a 17th placed finish at the FIVB U21 World Championships in Cyprus. This will be the first time that either player has competed in an FIVB event in The Hague.