NORCECA Pan-American Cup 2017
- June 15-26, 2017
- Lima, Peru
The United States grabbed the Pan American Cup title, defeating the Dominican Republic in the final on Sunday.
As the team won its fifth Pan Am Cup gold, a pair of Team USA members garnered mention on the tournament’s All-Star Team. Setter Micha Hancock earned a trio of awards, nabbing MVP honors as well as best setter and best server accolades. Hancock served up a tournament-best 31 aces, including 11 against Venezuela, June 17.
Opposite Liz McMahon also earned all-tournament team mention. McMahon racked up 27 points against Puerto Rico, marking the second highest individual output of the tournament.
Cuba’s Heidy Casanova, who set a tournament record with 41 points against Canada in the fifth place match, was the best scorer at the event with 163 points. Casanova also tallied the second highest individual match effort with 27 points against Chile.
Peru’s Miriam Patino was the best receiver of the tournament, while the Dominican Republic’s Brenda Castillo was named best digger.
Rounding out the all-tournament honorees were the Dominican Republic’s Bethania de La Cruz, Cuba’s Regla Rainerys Gracia, Trinidad & Tobago’s Sinead Jack, Argentina’s Natalia Aispurua and Patino, Peru’s libero.
Aispurua was the top blocker of the tournament with 31 stuffs, while Jack was second with 27 rejections. Gracia scored 95 points overall, including 16 aces.
More standout performances are listed here.
Most Valuable Player: Micha Hancock, USA
Setter: Micha Hancock, USA
1st Outside Hitter: Bethania de la Cruz, DOM
2nd Outside Hitter: Regla Gracia, CUB
1st Middle Blocker: Sinead Jack, TRI
2nd Middle Blocker: Natala Aispurua, ARG
Opposite Player: Elizabeth McMahon, USA
Libero: Miriam Patiño, PER
Best Receiver: Miriam Patiño, PER
Best Digger: Brenda Castillo, DOM
Best Server: Micha Hancock, USA
Best Scorer: Heidy Casanova, CUB
163- Heidy Casanova, Cuba
139- Daly Santana, Puerto Rico
138- Angela Leyva, Perú
137- Dayana Segovia, Colombia
128- Shainah Joseph, Canada
110- Carla Rueda, Peru
106- Andrea Rangel, Mexico
99- Paula Nizetich, Argentina
95- Regla Gracia, Cuba
93- María Martinez, Colombia
Most Total Blocks
31- Natalia Aispurua, Argentina
27- Sinead Jack, Trinidad & Tobago
22- Daymara Lescay, Cuba
22- Jennifer Cross, Canada
21- Rhamat Alhassan, United States
Most Total Aces
31- Micha Hancock, United States
18- Daly Santana, Puerto Rico
16- Regla Gracia, Cuba
13- Paula Nizetich, Argentina
11- Channon Thompson, Trinidad & Tobago
11- Shainah Joseph, Canada