Prisilla Rivera named MVP of the Pan Am Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 19, 2021 - On the night of her retirement from the game after a 20-year career with the Dominican Volleyball Team, Prisilla Rivera was awarded as the Most Valuable Player of the 19th edition of the Women's Pan American Cup.

Rivera, who will turn 37 on December 29, was one of four Dominicans recognized during the Closing Ceremony of the event held at the Gioriber Arias Pavilion in Santo Domingo. It was the second award as Most Valuable Player for the powerful attacker in the history of the event, joining it with the one she won in the 9th Cup held in 2010 in Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico.

Rivera was also awarded as the First Outside-Hitter and her compatriots Jineiry Martínez and Gaila Gonzalez received her plaques as the First Middle-Blocker and Best Server, respectively. Brenda Castillo won the awards for Best Receiver, Best Digger and Best Libero.

Mexican María Fernanda Rodríguez was the Best Scorer and Opposite Hitter.

Canadian Brie King was recognized as Best Setter and Americans Veronica Jones-Perry and Alison Bastianelli were named second Outside-Hitter and Middle-Blocker, respectively.