Rookie Wilmare Rivera: MVP of Fifth Week in PR


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 26, 2019 – Wilmarie Rivera, the rookie setter of Amazonas de Trujillo Alto, was named as Most Valuable Player of the fifth week of the Puerto Rican Women’s Superior League.


Rivera and her Amazonas played to a 2-1 win-loss record good to improve to the fourth place in the standings (13 points/5-6). Over the week, the young setter had 80 assists in setting to go along with 19 points (nine attacks, six blocks and four aces) and 42 defenses.


Rivera is currently third in settings (190), fifth in aces (17) and eleventh in defenses (133).


Rivera se encuentra tercera en acomodos con 190, quinta en servicios directos con 17 ‘aces’ y undécimo en defensa con 133.


The rest of the Ideal Team of the week was completed by opposite attacker Génesis Collazo of Toa Baja, Vanessa Vélez (Trujillo Alto) and Keila Rodríguez (Aibonito) as outside hitters, the middle blockers Amanda Vásquez (Mayaguez) and Alba Hernández (Trujillo Alto) and the libero Deborah Seilhamer (Aibonito).


After five weeks of actions, Paulina Prieto (Juncos) returned to the top place in scoring with a total of 248 and also leads in attacks with 223 kills.


Neira Ortiz (Aibonito) is the leader in blocks with 42 while Legna Hernández (Naranjito) and Adriana Viñas Joy (Trujillo Alto) share the lead in aces with 25 apiece.


In reception and liberos the legendary Seilhamer leads with 225 passes and an average of 10.28%.


Kathia Sanchez (Mayaguez) is keeping under control the department of assists with 276 settings.