Bethania De La Cruz the Most Valuable Player of Lima 2019 Pan Am Games


LIMA, Peru, August 11, 2019. – Outside hitter Bethania De La Cruz of Dominican Republic was named as the Most Valuable Player “MVP” of the eighteenth Lima 2019 Pan American Games after her team was crowed champion on Sunday at the Multisport Complex El Callao of Lima, Peru.


Dominican Republic defeated Colombia 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 27-25, 25-16) winning their second gold medal in the history of the Pan American Games after a sixteen year drought; while Argentina beat Brazil 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-21) in historic Bronze Medal win, their first ever Pan Am medal.


Bethania De La Cruz indicated “I can’t describe the great emotion of winning a Panamerican title; it’s something we haven’t done since 2003. It’s an honor and great pleasure to win the gold medal for our country. I am so happy with my team, which is most important; having an individual award is something personal that I will take home and always in my heart”.


Final standings: 1. Dominican Republic, 2. Colombia, 3. Argentina, 4. Brazil, 5. Puerto Rico, 6. Peru, 7. United States, 8. Canada.


Dream Team

1st Best Outside Hitter Brayelin Martínez (DOM)

2nd Best Outside Hitter Bethania De La Cruz (DOM)

1st Best Blocker Jineiry Martínez (DOM)

2nd Best Blocker Lisvel Eve (DOM)

Best Setter Victoria Mayer (ARG)

Best Libero Camila Gómez (COL)

Best Opposite Lucía Fresco (ARG)

MVP Bethania De La Cruz (DOM)