Canada’s Alexa Gray Named MVP of NORCECA Women’s Group B Qualifier

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 04th, 2017 | Canadian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball


  • Sept. 28-30, 2017
  • Langley Events Centre; Langley, British Columbia, Canada
  • Schedule/Results

After three days of action, the two qualifiers for the 2018 World Championships were decided and Canada and Cuba punched their tickets to Japan.

Canada earned the top qualifying spot with a 3-0 record, topping Cuba, St. Lucia and Nicaragua in sweeps. Cuba finished second with its lone loss coming to the Canadians in the final match. Nicaragua was third, garnering its lone win against St. Lucia.

Canada’s Alexa Gray was named MVP of the qualifier, notching a group best 35 points, followed by Marie-Alex Belanger (34). Gray also was named best scorer and top opposite player. Belanger garnered best server honors after notching six aces in the competition. Cuba’s Daymara Lescay put up seven blocks to lead all players.

A full listing of all the award winners from the group is below.

MVP: Alexa Gray, CAN

Best Scorer: Alexa Gray, CAN

Setter: Megan Cyr , CAN

First Outside Hitter: Sulian Matienzo, CUB

Second Outside Hitter: Amalia Hernández, NCA

First Middle Blocker: Daymara Lescay, CUB

Second Middle Blocker: Laura Suárez, CUB

Opposite Player: Alexa Gray, CAN

Libero: Emily Borrel, CUB

Best Server: Marie-Alex Belanger, CAN

Best Digger: Kristen Moncks, CAN

Best Receiver: Kyla Richey, CAN

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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