Dominican Gaila González MVP at Women’s NORCECA 2021

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, August 31, 2021. Opposite hitter Gaila González of Dominican Republic received the recognition as the Most Valuable Player at the 2021 Women’s NORCECA Continental Championship after her team won their second consecutive title in Guadalajara, Mexico.


During the Awarding Ceremony, where Dominican Republic was crowned NORCECA Champion, Puerto Rico silver medalist and Canada bronze medalist, Gaila González received the award of Most Valuable Player and was also named the Best Opposite and Best Scorer of the event.


Dominicans Prisilla Rivera and Bethania De La Cruz received the awards as first and second Outside Hitters respectively.


Puerto Rican Natalia Valentín was named the Best Setter and her teammate Shara Venegas as Best Libero and Best Receiver.


From United States Rachael Kramer was awarded as the first Middle Blocker and Canadian Jennifer Cross as second Middle Blocker.  


María José Castro of Costa Rica was granted the award of Best Digger and Mexican Jocelyn Urías as Best Server.


These are the individual recognitions given during the awards ceremony:


  • Most Valuable Player: Gaila González, DOM

  • Setter: Natalia Valentín, PUR

  • 1st Outside Hitter: Prisilla Rivera, DOM

  • 2nd Outside Hitter: Bethania De La Cruz, DOM

  • 1st Middle Blocker: Rachael Kramer, USA

  • 2nd Middle Blocker: Jennifer Cross, CAN

  • Opposite Hitter: Gaila González, DOM

  • Libero: Shara Venegas, PUR

  • Best Receiver: Shara Venegas, PUR

  • Best Digger: María José Castro, CRC

  • Best Server: Jocelyn Urías, MEX

  • Best Scorer: Gaila González, DOM