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Victoriá selected as MVP of Qualifier

 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 6, 2019 - Pilar Marie Victoriá was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the Qualification Tournament for the Pan American Games of Lima after the selection of Puerto Rico won the ticket to the continental event.

 

Victoria was one of the offensive leaders of Puerto Rico during the three days of competition. The outside hitter was also chosen as one of the two Best Attackers.

 

Other Puerto Ricans selected were Neira Ortiz (Best Blocker), Karina Ocasio (Best Receiver), Wilmarie Rivera (Best Server), Natalia Valentín (Best Setter) and Valeria Léon (Best Líbero).

 

The other prizes were won by Trinidad & Tobago with Channon Thompson as Best Scorer and second best attacker, Afiya Alexander, second best blocker; Afeya Orton, best digger  Krystle Esdelle, better opposite

 

The award ceremony was led by the President of NORCECA, Cristóbal Marte, Dr. César Trabanco, President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation and Carlos J. Beltrán, competition director of the event.

 

Finals positions: 1- Puerto Rico (qualifies to the Pan American Games), 2- Trinidad & Tobago, 3- Nicaragua, 4- Guatemala.