EDMONTON, Canada, January 10, 2016 – Cuban Rolando Cepeda got
the lion’s share at the awards ceremony following the conclusión
of the NORCECA Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament won by
Cuba with a victory over hosts Canada in the decisive match on
Sunday night at the Saville Sports Centre of Edmonton.
Besides taking home the honors as the Most Valuable Player, the
lanky Cepeda won the awards as best opposite, best scorer and
Cepeda was joined on the All-Star team by countrymen Ricardo
Calvo as best setter, Osmany Uriarte as second best spiker and
Livan Osoria as second best middle blocker.
Three players from Canada were included in the ideal team. John
Gordon Perrin was the best spiker, Daniel Jansen Vandoorn was
best middle blocker and Tyler Sander was the best digger.
Mexico’s Jorge Barajas was the best server and teammate Jesús
Rangel was the best libero.