Journey to Italy to make stop in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 28, 2013 – The NORCECA Second Round Group
M Tournament, a qualification event towards the 2014 FIVB
Women’s World Championship in Italy will take place at the
Alfred Sangster Auditorium of University of Technology in
Kingston on June 1-2.
The event in the capital of Jamaica will be the fourth of six
women’s qualifiers scheduled by NORCECA in 2013 with the
previous ones held in Curacao, Trinidad & Tobago and U.S. Virgin
The participating teams will be Nicaragua, Suriname, Bermuda and
hosts Jamaica who will compete in a preliminary round-robin
before the top two teams decide the first place and the third
and fourth place meet for the third position.
The top two positioned teams of the tournament will be granted
spots in the third round of competitions scheduled in early
2014. The best NORCECA ranked team as of January 1, 2014 among
the six third placed teams also will get a ticket to the
Nicaragua and Jamaica finished in first place as host teams in
the first-round events organized in 2012 while both Suriname and
Bermuda ended in third place.
Nicaragua and Jamaica are currently ranked 10th and 12th,
respectively, in NORCECA classifications while Suriname and
Bermuda are far behind at 27th and 32nd.
On May last year, the Central American team won Pool H, with a
five-set victory (25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-11) over
Guatemala with Valeska Hernandez elected as the Most Valuable
Player of the tournament.
Last November, Jamaica defeated Barbados 3-1 (25-14, 26-24,
23-25, 25-19) and their star player Lecia Brown won the MVP
trophy together with the awards as best scorer and best blocker.