Cubans dominate Argentinean League
AIRES, Argentina, June 6, 2020 Ė Three Cuban national team
players were among the top individual performers of the
2019-2020 Argentinean Volleyball League, which was ended in
March due to the coronavirus pandemic and couldnít complete its
League announced the seasonís individual awards over the last
days on its social media channels and opposite Jesus Herrera,
outside hitter Miguel Angel Lopez and middle-blocker Livan
Osoria were the best in their positions.
25-year-old Herrera, who joined the national team ahead of the
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, was selected as
the best opposite after he scored 379 points for Club Bolivar.
The Cuban, who will play for Franceís Chaumont Volley next
season, ranked ahead of Gigantes del Surís Argentinean star
Bruno Lima and River Plateís Manuel Balague.
Rio 2016 Olympian, was considered the best among the outside
hitters as he recorded 375 points for UPCN Voley during the
season. The 23-year-old player, who helped Cuba securing silver
and bronze medals at FIVB U21 and U23 World Championships
respectively, beat the competition of fellow Cuban Club
Bolivarís Osniel Melgarejo and Argentinean rising star Luciano
Palonsky, who represented Ciudad Voley. He has signed with
Brazilís Sada Cruzeiro for next season.
who played with Palonsky at Ciudad Voley, was the best middle
blocker in his fifth season in Argentina. The 26-year-old
Olympian added 211 points for the team and topped Club Bolivarís
captain and Argentinean international Agustin Loser and UPCNís
veteran Maximiliano Gauna for the award.
three awards went to Argentinean players as Nicolas Uriarte was
the best setter, Nicolas Perren the best libero and Lima the top
scorer. Uriarte, a London 2012 Olympian, registered a 48.88%
setting efficiency rate for Club Bolivar, while Perren had 169
perfect receptions for UPCN and Lima, who appeared at the Rio
2016 Olympics, scored 460 points for Gigantes.