Bethania De la Cruz was selected the MVP


CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, September 17, 2011 – Dominican Bethania De la Cruz was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Women’s Volleyball Championship after leading her team to the silver medal and also to a berth in the upcoming FIVB World Cup in Japan next November 4-17.


De la Cruz’s teammate Brenda Castillo took home the trophies as best digger, best receiver and best libero.


Veterans Logan Tom and Lindsay Berg, of gold medal winners USA, received the awards as Best Server and Best Setter respectively.


Canadians Sarah Pavan and Marisa Field won the recognition as Best Scorer and Best Blocker while Cuba’s Yanelis Santos was the Best Spiker.


Hugh McCutcheon, the coach of USA, received the Eugenio George Lafitta Award as the best coach.


Individual awards:


MVP: Bethania De la Cruz (DOM)

Best Scorer: Sarah Pavan (CAN)

Best Spiker: Yanelis Santos (CUB)

Best Blocker: Marisa Field (CAN)

Best Server: Logan Tom (USA)

Best Setter: Lindsay Berg (USA)

Best Digger: Brenda Castillo (DOM)

Best Receiver: Brenda Castillo (DOM)

Best Libero: Brenda Castillo (DOM)

Eugenio George Award: Coach Hugh McCutcheon (USA)


Final positions:


1. United States

2. Dominican Republic

3. Cuba

4. Puerto Rico

5. Mexico

6. Canada

7. Trinidad and Tobago

8. Costa Rica

9. Panama