T&T dominate CAZOVA awards
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 31, 2017 - Champions Trinidad and Tobago
collected the lion’s share of awards as the curtains came down
on the 2017 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA)
The tournament, which was contested by eight nations, also
served as the Round Two International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)
World Championship Qualifier.
Trinidad and Tobago claimed the championship trophy and gold
medal after outclassing Jamaica 25-12, 25-16, 25-10 in the final
here at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Monday night.
The Trinidadians took five of the major awards at the closing
ceremony – which took place after the finals.
Channon Thompson accounted for three, the Most Valuable Player,
Best Outside Hitter and Best Server, while her team-mates,
Sinead Jack and Krystle, won the Best Blocker and Best Opposite
Suriname, which won the bronze medal after beating Guadeloupe in
the play-off, earned three individual awards. Two went to the
outstanding Sandrina Hunsel, who was the Top Scorer and
runner-up in the Best Hitter categories.
Curacao also won three individual awards, with two going to
Joanne Dania. She won awards for being the Best Digger and Best
Libero, while her captain, Christine Anthony, toop the prize for
being Best Receiver.
Jamaica won the runner-up trophy and silver medals, while
Danaisha Moss won one individual award as the runner-up in the
Best Blocker category.
Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica both advanced to the FIVB Round
Three World Championship Qualifiers, which will be hosted later
this year by three countries.
The first of the four-team tournaments will be staged in Canada
from September 26-30; Trinidad and Tobago will host the second
from October 4-9; while the third will be held in the Dominican
Republic from October 11-16.
Six teams – the top two from each group – will advance to the
2018 World Championship, that will run from September 29 to