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PRESS RELEASE 09/29/2006

Dominican Bethania de la Cruz was the MVP in Monterrey 

MONTERREY, México, September 29, 2006.- Dominican Bethania de la Cruz was elected the Most Valuable Placer of the TV Azteca’s Women Stars Volleyball Cup won by her team with an unbeaten record in five matches.

De la Cruz, who also took the same honor during the NORCECA Continental U-20 Tournament here last August, was the best Dominican scorer with 77 points, including eight blocks and four service winners.

Cuban Yusleyni Herrera was the best scorer with 118 points in six matches and Dominican Cindy Rondon finished as the best spiker with 60.98 average of success (50-for-82).

Puerto Rican Eva Cruz was the best server with 9 aces for a 0.50 average, Canadians Nadine Alphonse and Stephanie Penner, the best blocker (1.15) and setter (5.38) respectively, and Dominican Rosa Casó the best receiver and defender.

The top ten scorers of the competition were: Herrera, 118; de la Cruz, 77; Jane Collymore (USA), 77; Aury Cruz (PUR), 76; Bibi Candelas (MEX), 75; Eva Cruz (PUR), 70; Leyla Chihuan (PER), 69; Rondon (DOM), 67; Patricia Soto (PER),64; Kathleen Olsovsky (USA), 58.

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