Mexican Stephens is the MVP of U19 Boys Pan Am Cup
MONTERREY, Mexico, March 25, 2017 – Raymond Stephens of Mexico
was recognized as Most Valuable Player of the U19 Boys’ Pan
American Cup that concluded on Saturday at “Nuevo Leon Gym”.
Stephens also won the Best Receiver and Best Server Awards of
the tournament that also gave three tickets to the Age Group
World Championship to be played in Bahrain.
Also from Mexico, his teammates Jonathan Cabrera and Axel Tellez
were in the All-Star Group. Cabrera was named Best Setter and
Tellez received the distinction as Best First Blocker while
Chilean Alex Rusch took the Best Second Blocker honors.
Also from Chile, Lucas Lavin was chosen as Best Digger and Best
Libero. Best Spikers of the competition were Shavar James of
Jamaica and Bayron Valdez of Dominican Republic, while Puerto
Rican Gabriel Garcia, who registered 43 points in one match, was
distinguished as Best Scorer and Best Opposite.
“It feels great, it is the result of training hard and
sacrificing, it feels really great,” said Stephens about being
MVP. “Bahrein will be my first indoor World Championship after
playing in Cyprus in beach volleyball, I will give my best as I
did on the sand.
People supported us a lot, we appreciate that.”