SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 19,
2021 - On the night of her retirement from the
game after a 20-year career with the Dominican
Volleyball Team, Prisilla Rivera was awarded as
the Most Valuable Player of the 19th edition of
the Women's Pan American Cup.
Rivera, who will turn 37 on December 29, was one
of four Dominicans recognized during the Closing
Ceremony of the event held at the Gioriber Arias
Pavilion in Santo Domingo. It was the second
award as Most Valuable Player for the powerful
attacker in the history of the event, joining it
with the one she won in the 9th Cup held in 2010
in Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico.
Rivera was also awarded as the First
Outside-Hitter and her compatriots Jineiry
Martínez and Gaila Gonzalez received her plaques
as the First Middle-Blocker and Best Server,
respectively. Brenda Castillo won the awards for
Best Receiver, Best Digger and Best Libero.
Mexican María Fernanda Rodríguez was the Best
Scorer and Opposite Hitter.
Canadian Brie King was recognized as Best Setter
and Americans Veronica Jones-Perry and Alison
Bastianelli were named second Outside-Hitter and