American Taylor Sander wins MVP honors


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 14, 2012 - Taylor Sander, who heavily contributed to the gold medal won by USA team in the VII Men´s Pan American Cup, was selected as Most Valuable Player of the event that concluded here on Saturday night.


The 20 year-old Sander was not alone in the closing ceremony as two other teammates were recipients of individual awards. Antonio Ciarelli was named the best attacker and Dustin Waltter the best digger.


Towering Jose Caceres of Dominican Republic was the best ñV 78VV  of the eigh-team competition and teammate Elvis Contreras took the trophies as best server and best receiver. Another Dominican, Edwin Peguero, was selected as best libero.


The list of individual awards was completed by Mexico’s Pedro Rangel as best setter and Marc Honore of Trinidad and Tobago as best blocker.


Final positions: 1. USA, 2, Argentina, 3. Dominican Republic, 4. Brazil, 5. Mexico, 6. Canada, 7. Venezuela, 8. Trinidad and Tobago.


Historical Results

Year   Gold      Silver   Bronze

2006    USA      DOM     CAN

2007    MEX      PUR      CUB

2008    USA      CAN      DOM

2009    USA      CAN      DOM

2010    USA      ARG      PUR

2011    BRA      USA      CAN

2012    USA      ARG      DOM