Kelly Murphy Named NORCECA Women’s Championship MVP


OMAHA, Nebraska, September 21, 2013 – Kelly Murphy of the United States was selected the 2013 Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship most valuable player and Best Spiker as she helped the United States to the tournament title on Saturday at Ralston Arena.


Murphy collected 55 points in the tournament to rank sixth in scoring and converted 49.0 percent of her attacks into points.


Puerto Rico’s Karina Ocasio was the Best Scorer of the tournament. The United States also earned two other individual award winners. Alisha Glass was tabbed Best Setter and Jordan Larson-Burbach was chosen Best Server. Dominican Republic’s Brenda Castillo was selected as the Best Digger, while Debora Seilhamer was chosen as Best Receiver. Canada’s Janie Guimond was tabbed as Best Libero and Trinidad & Tobago’s Sinead Jack captured the Best Blocker.


All awards were selected based on the Volleyball Information System (VIS) statistics.


The championship also selected an All-Star Team comprised of two outside hitters, two middle blockers, one opposite, one setter and one libero based on the top ranking. The outside hitters named to the team were Dominican Republic’s Bethania de La Cruz and Puerto Rico’s Aurea Cruz. The middle blockers selected were Trinidad & Tobago’s Sinead Jack and Dominican Republic’s Candida Perez. The setter named to the All-Star Team was United States’ Alisha Glass, while the opposite was Murphy. Canada’s Janie Guimond was picked as the libero to the All-Star Team.


2013 Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship Individual Awards

MVP: Kelly Murphy (United States)

Best Scorer: Karina Ocasio (Puerto Rico)

Best Spiker: Kelly Murphy (United States)

Best Setter: Alisha Glass (United States)

Best Blocker: Sinead Jack (Trinidad & Tobago)

Best Server: Jordan Larson-Burbach (United States)

Best Digger: Brenda Castillo (Dominican Republic)

Best Receiver: Debora Seilhamer (Puerto Rico)

Best Libero: Janie Guimond (Canada)


2013 Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship All-Star Team

Outside Hitter: Bethania de La Cruz (Dominican Republic)

Outside Hitter: Aurea Cruz (Puerto Rico)

Middle Blocker: Sinead Jack (Trinidad & Tobago)

Middle Blocker: Candida Perez (Dominican Republic)

Opposite: Kelly Murphy (United States)

Setter: Alisha Glass (United States)

Libero: Janie Guimond (Canada)


Award ceremony photos can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x6v6nw7oovu4dwd/yCEmdRhwr7.