Cuban Ailama Cese is the MVP U20 Cup


LIMA, Peru, May 18, 2019 - Cuban outside hitter Ailama Cese was a key player in each of the victories in her country, and on Saturday night she was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the V edition of the Pan American Cup U20 that was held in the Peruvian capital.


Cese who was also awarded the Best Attacker and the Best Scorer of the competition, ended the U20 Cup with an accumulated 88 points, of which 29 were in the victory over the Dominican Republic which led them to obtain their first medal of gold in the U20 Cup.


"Being the Most Valuable Player is a beautiful prize, I feel very happy," said the 18-year-old Cuban attacker who thanked her coach Tomás Fernández for being her teacher and trainer.


"This is the first time I get such an important award, I owe everything to my teacher Tomás who has worked with me since I was 12 years old, this award is dedicated to him," Cese said.


After winning their first championship title of the U20 Pan American Cup, with four consecutive victories by 3-0 and one by 3-2, the Cuban team is ready for the U20 World Championship that will take place for the second consecutive time in Mexico, from July 12 to 21, 2019


"We will continue working hard to put the name of Cuba on high as they had before as the 'Morenas del Caribe', we will fight to take our country to the podium in the World Championship and all the competitions that come," said Cese.           


Individual Awards:


Ailama Cease CUB


MarianaTrujillo PUR

1st Outside Hitter:      

Ailama Cease CUB

2nd Outside Hitter:     

Madeline Guillén DOM

1st Middle Blocker:     

Geraldine Gonzalez DOM

2nd Middle Blocker:    

Mariela Jiménez DOM

Opposite Attacker:      

Camila Pérez PER

Best Libero:                   

Kiaralyz Pérez PUR

Best Receiver:               

Ivy Vila CUB

Best Digger:                  

Kiaralyz Pérez PUR

Best Server:                  

Ivy Vila CUB

Best Scorer:                  

Ailama Cesar CUB