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Karina Ocasio elected MVP in Puerto Rican League

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 8, 2017 – Karina Ocasio, the outstanding wing spiker of Criollas de Caguas, has been named as most valuable player of the 2017 Puerto Rican Women’s Superior League.

Ocasio, the first wing spiker to lead the blocking category in the history of the league, received 9 first-place votes and totaled 60 points. She led Criollas to win the regular series.

The final series starts on Tuesday with Caguas playing Juncos in a best-of-seven clash.

The longtime star player of Puerto Rican national team is the third player of Caguas to win the award following Mexican Laura Salinas in 1997 and Dominican Bethania De la Cruz in 2011.

Raymariely Santos, setter of Indias of Mayaguez, finished second in the voting with 51 points, including 7 first-place votes, while Mexican Andrea Rangel of Humacao was third with 45 points.