Cuban Cepeda selected MVP in Edmonton



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 best server.


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.