Ezequiel Palacios of Argentina the Most Valuable Player at Pan Am Cup


CORDOBA, Mexico, September 2, 2018. - Ezequiel Palacios of Argentina was named the Most Valuable Player of the thirteenth Men’s Pan American Cup the finished on Sunday at the Arena Cordoba in Cordoba, Mexico.


Argentinean Ezequiel Palacios received the award as Most Valuable Player “MVP” during the awarding ceremony after his team beat Brazil in thrilling five sets, earning their second champion in a row; Palacios was also awarded as the Best Spiker


Also from the two time champions, Matias Sanchez earned the prize as Best Setter with 9.74 average per set.


From the silver medalists Brazil, Alan Souza received the awards for Best Opposite and Best Scorer with a total of 93 points, and Flavio Gualberto was the Best Middle Blocker.


Cuban Yonder Garcia received three recognitions as Best Libero, Best Digger and Best Receiver. Also from Cuba, Miguel Angel Lopez was the Second Best Spiker and Roamy Alonso the Second Best Middle Blocker.


The Best Server was David Wieczorek of United States.


Final Standings: 1. Argentina, 2. Brazil, 3. Cuba, 4. Puerto Rico, 5. Mexico, 6. Canada, 7. United States, 8. Chile, 9. Colombia, 10.  Dominican Republic, 11. Guatemala, 12. Peru.