Dominican Brenda Castillo takes home the MVP award


MEXICO CITY, Mexico, June 19, 2014 – Brenda Castillo, whose sensational defensive skills proved to be crucial for the Dominican Republic’s victory at the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup, was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the competition.


Castillo, who was applauded loudly y the fans when her name was announced during the closing ceremony, also took home the awards as best receiver, best digger and best libero.


Colombians Maria Alejandra Marín and Ivonne Montano were selected as best setter and best server.


The All-Star team of the tournament was formed by Dominican Republic’s Bethania De la Cruz and Colombia’s Margarita Martinez as outside hitters and United States’ TeTori Dixon and Dominican Candida Arias as middle blockers.


Mexico’s Andrea Rangel was the best opposite player and Castillo the libero.


The closing ceremony was attended by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, President of NORCECA Confederation, Rafael Lloreda Currea, President of the South American Confederation, and Jesus Perales, President of the Mexican Volleyball Federation.