Canadian players bring home awards from NORCECA qualifiers

    Canada wins individual awards at both the men’s and women’s NORCECA qualifiers

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    Alexa Gray with VC president and CEO, Mark Eckert.

    Canada picked up seven awards at this past weekend’s women’s NORCECA World Championship Qualifier in Langley, BC, and two awards at a similar men’s event in Colorado Springs, USA.

    The women finished first overall in the four-team tournament; and the men were third of 10 teams.

    Up-and-comer Alexa Gray of Calgary, Alberta, was awarded three honours, including Most Valuable Player.

    See a full list of awards from both the men’s and women’s events below.

    Women:
    Most Valuable Player: Alexa Gray (Canada)
    Best Scorer: Alexa Gray (Canada)
    Best Spiker: Sulian Linares Matienzo (Cuba)
    Best  Spiker: Amalia Hernández  (Nicaragua)
    Best Middle Blocker: Lescay Daymara (Cuba)
    Best Middle Blocker: Laura Suárez (Cuba)
    Best Opposite: Alexa Gray (Canada)
    Best Server- Marie-Alex Bélanger (Canada)
    Best Digger: Kristen Moncks (Canada)
    Best Receiver: Kyla Richey (Canada)
    Best Setter: Megan Cyr (Canada)
    Best Libero: Emily Cruz Borrell (Cuba)

    Men:
    Most Valuable Player: Micah Christenson (USA)
    Best Scorer: Alberto Blanco (Costa Rica)
    Best Spiker: Aaron Russell (USA)
    Best Spiker: Stephen Maar (Canada)
    Best Middle: Jose Martinez (Mexico)
    Best Middle: Leonel Antonio Aragon (Guatemala)
    Best Setter: Pedro Rangel (Mexico)
    Best Opposite: Sharone Vernon-Evans (Canada)
    Best Libero: Luis Chavez (Costa Rica)
    Best Receiver: Jorge Barajas (Mexico)
    Best Digger: Luis Chavez (Costa Rica)
    Best Server: Joann Breleur (Martinique)

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