Dominican Yonkaira Peña elected MVP
Lima, Peru, September 8, 2012 – Yonkaira Peña, one of the major
contributors to the success of Dominican Republic in the U-23
Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup, was named the Most Valuable
Player of the competition that concluded at Miguel Grau Coliseum
of Lima on Saturday.
She was one three Dominican players who received individual
awards during the closing ceremony of the event chaired over by
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Volleyball Pan
American Union and First Executive Vice President of FIVB.
Candida Arias was selected as the best blocker and Brenda
Castillo was awarded as best digger.
Canada’s Kelci French was the best server.
Brazil’s Juliana Paes finished as best receiver and her
compatriot Gabriela Braga was the best spiker.
Argentina’s Lucia Fresco resulted in the best scorer while
teammates Antonela Curatola and Jazmin Molli received the
recognition as best setter and best libero respectively.