Cuba’s Uriarte earns MVP honors


TIJUANA, Mexico, July 7, 2012 - Osmany Uriarte of Cuba, the best scorer and best server of the NORCECA Boys’ U-19 Continental Championship, also took home the honors as Most Valuable Player of the competition.


Cuban players locked all but one of the individual awards presented during the closing ceremonies on Saturday.


The continental champions coached by Rodolfo Sanchez had a roster composed of rising stars such as Inover Romero, Jorge Caraballo, Entenza Barbaro and Captain Ricardo Calvo.


Romero received the Best Spiker distinction while Caraballo was named Best Blocker. Barbaro received the trophy as Best Receiver and Calvo as Best Setter. The only country other than Cuba to be represented in the individual award ceremony was Costa Rica with Luis Chavez who earned the honors as Best Libero and Best Digger.