Puerto Ricans Guzmán and Ocasio to Gala Awards


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 8, 2019 – Pablo Guzman and Karina Ocasio have been selected as volleyball representatives to the annual Award Gala of the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee.


The president of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation, Dr. Cesar Trabanco, announced the designation of both athletes who are members of the men and women national teams.


“Both of them had excellent years in the Superior League and with the national team,” Dr. Trabanco said. “They are a worthy representation of our sport in the awards ceremony.”


Ocasio helped Criollas of Caguas to their fifth consecutive title in the Superior League while taking home the MVP award for second year in a row. She was selected to the All-Star team in the qualification tournament toward the Pan Am Games.


Meanwhile, Guzman led a dream year for the debutants Mulos of Juncos as he led the Superior League in scoring and won the MVP award.


The Gala Olympic Awards will be held on December 21 at the Luis Muñoz Marin Park in San Juan.


Both Ocasio and Guzman are first-time volleyball representatives for the annual event.