Micha Hancock Named Pan Am Cup MVP, Best Setter

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 30th, 2017 | International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, U.S. Women's Volleyball

NORCECA Pan-American Cup 2017

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.


Individual Awards

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


Best Scorers

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

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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 Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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