Bethania overtakes Larson as leader of USA League

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 16, 2021 – Dominican Bethania de la Cruz progressed to the top of the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball League following her brilliant performance during Week 3 of the women’s competition.

De la Cruz leapfrogged American Jordan Larson as the leader in points after totaling 1,018 for Week 3 with her Orange Team winning its three matches.

The hard-hitting Dominican wing spiker was followed by three teammates including setter Kelly Hunter (927), wing spiker Lindsay Stalzer (867) and opposite Karsta Lowe (861). Larson was fifth with 824 points.

It was the second consecutive that Bethania led all players in points after scoring 920 in Week 2 following her 720 points in Week 1.

After three weeks, De La Cruz is the overall leader with 2,688 points followed by USA national teammates Larson and Lowe with 2,652 and 2,279, respectively.

The league continues for its fourth of five weeks from March 20-22. De La Cruz, Larson, Lowe and Hunter will be the team captains and will draft their teammates on Tuesday.