Monday, July 29, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019

Suriname's Balkaran cops CAZOVA Under-18 MVP award

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica, July 29, 2019 - Shaniva Balkaran of Suriname was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) girls' Under-18 tournament Saturday evening at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.

Balkaran topped Tenneille Chapman-Goodluck, who won three sectional prizes, the most by any player. Balkaran all-round ability was crucial in Suriname winning the title for the first time in the fifth edition.

Chapman-Goodluck won the best server, best receiver and best scorer awards, with Sapphire Cruz of the United States Virgin Islands winning the awards for best libero and best digger.

Dessani Waithe of Barbados and Shanie Cottoy of Trinidad and Tobago were both awarded best outside with teammates Rojauna McCarthy and Lenecia Ellis of hosts Jamaica getting the award for best blocker.

Meanwhile, the best opposite award went to Charise Frankel of Suriname and the best server award went to Ayanna Pharoah of the United States Virgin Islands.

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