Florida, July 4, 2009.- Dominican Republic’s
Bethania de la Cruz was honored Saturday night
as the most valuable player and best server of
the Eighth Women’s Pan American Cup being held
at University of Miami’s BankUnited Center since
De la Cruz
led Dominican Republic to the silver medal of
the tournament and was the event’s second-leading
scorer with 108 points, including a tournament-leading
0.83 service ace average and 20 aces.
Aurea Cruz of
Puerto Rico was honored as the Best Scorer with
151 points via 115 spikes, 16 blocks and 20 aces.
The Best Digger was presented to United States’
Nicole Davis as she averaged 3.42 digs per set.
Vilmarie Mojica of Puerto Rico earned the Best
Setter award with 6.28 running sets average.
Scott-Arruda of USA, who had 22 kills block was
awarded as best blocker and Peruvian Yulissa
Zamudio was the top spiker with a 52.38 of
Vanessa Palacios captured two awards – Best
Receiver and Best Libero – with a 54.79
efficiency on receptions, and a 60.70 success
rate. Brenda Castillo of Dominican Republic was
named as the tournament’s Rising Star.
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