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Jack voted ‘Best Blocker’
T&T’s Sinead Jack copped the “Best Blocker” individual award after helping her team to a sixth place finish at the 23rd Visit Omaha Norceca Continental Championship which ended at the Ralston Arena, Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday night.
Jack, who has played professionally in Poland won the award after leading the tournament in blocks, 15, at an average of 1.07 per set while the Calypso Spikers were also the best blocking team overall, with 2.93 per set, just ahead of tournament winners, USA, 2.92.
The six foot, four inches, Jack who recently was signed to Uralochka-NTMK Sverdlovsk Reg of Russia, was also listed to the Tournament’s All-Star team.
Other notable performers for T&T were France-based Darlene Ramdhin, Channon Thompson and captain Krystle Esdelle and Jack, who were eighth, ninth and joint- 17th in scoring with 54, 49 and 38 points respectively.
Ramdin, a former standout at St John’s University and pro player in Finland was also the third best spiker with a 47.83 per cent while Thompson, a former teammate of Jack in Poland, was seventh with 45.83 per cent.
USA’s Kelly Murphy was selected the “Most Valuable Player” and “Best Spiker.”
By winning the title, USA earned the confederation's automatic berth into the FIVB Grand Champions Cup to be held from November 12-17 in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan.
Most Valuable Player: Kelly Murphy (USA)
Best Scorer: Karina Ocasio (Puerto Rico)
Best Spiker: Kelly Murphy (USA)
Best Setter: Alisha Glass (USA)
Best Blocker: Sinead Jack (T&T)
Best Server: Jordan Larson-Burbach (USA)
Best Digger: Brenda Castillo (Dominican Republic)
Best Receiver: Debora Seilhamer (Puerto Rico)
Best Libero: Janie Guimond (Canada)
Outside Hitter: Bethania de La Cruz (Dominican Republic)
Outside Hitter: Aurea Cruz (Puerto Rico)
Middle Blocker: Sinead Jack (T&T)
Middle Blocker: Candida Perez (Dominican Republic)
Opposite: Kelly Murphy (USA)
Setter: Alisha Glass (USA)
Libero: Janie Guimond (Canada
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