Cuban López named MVP of NORCECA Championship

WINNIPEG, Canada, September 8, 2019 - Cuban Miguel Ángel López, who led the offense of the 2019 NORCECA men's champions, was named as Most Valuable Player of the biennial competition that finished on Saturday.

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Lopez, the second best scorer of the event and fourth best server, was one of three Cuban players awarded during the closing ceremony chaired by NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, who presented him with a plaque.

Roamy Alonso and Osniel Melgarejo, the first middle blocker and the best server, were the other two Cubans among the awardees.

Torey DeFalco, first outside hitter, Jeffrey Jendrik, second middle blocker, and Kyle Dagostino, best libero and best digger, were the USA players included in the individual awards.

Luis García and Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico, received plaques as best setter and best opposite hitter, while Henry Tapia of the Dominican Republic, was the best scorer.

Mexican Jesus Rangel and Canadian Timothy Maar received plaques as best receiver and second outside hitter, respectively.

The next competition is the NORCECA Men's Olympic Qualification Tournament to be held in January with Cuba, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico battling for one ticket to Tokyo 2020. The site is still to be decided.


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