Sainz MVP of NORCECA Women’s Playoff
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 20, 2014 - Lizbeth Sainz was voted
Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the NORCECA Playoff Volleyball
Tournament Sunday night after leading Mexico past Trinidad and
Mexico won the round-robin tournament with the victory to
qualify for the Women’s World Championships in Italy from
September 23-October 12.
Sainz, who was the leading scorer in the final match with 16
points, was voted Best Outside Spiker and also collected the
prestigious MVP prize during the closing ceremony.
As their teams had done in the tournament by finishing first and
second, players from Mexico and T&T dominated the individual
awards by capturing five apiece of the 12 prizes.
Also picking up awards for the champions were Lizbeth Lopez
(Best Receiver), Claudia Resendiz (Best Setter) and captain
Andrea Rangel, who was voted Best Opposite Hitter.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Sinead Jack and Jalicia Ross-Kydd were named
Best Blockers, while captain Kelly Billingy was the Best Server
and Channon Thompson, the Best Scorer and one of the two Best
Marcela Araya, from third-placed Costa Rica, was voted Best
Libero and Best Digger.
No players from Nicaragua and Panama, the teams which occupied
the final two positions, respectively, received individual