PVL: Alyssa Valdez clinches third MVP award

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jul 13 2019 04:46 PM | Updated as of Jul 13 2019 06:19 PM

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez added another feather to her cap after bagging the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Most Valuable Player award.

The prized hitter collected her third conference MVP hardware on Saturday before the Cool Smashers’ Game 2 match against PetroGazz in the best-of-3 finals at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Valdez averaged 12 points per game, tallied a 35.8% success rate in attacks and led the field at the service line with 0.68 aces per set during the 10-game elimination round. The national team member also landed at the 10th spot in digging with 2.24 digs per frame for a consistent all-around performance that fueled Creamline’s return to the championship round for the third straight tournament.

The Cool Smashers’ skipper, MVP in the inaugural import-laden conference and last year’s Open Conference, was also named 2nd Best Open Spiker.

BanKo’s Nicole Tiamzon won the 1st Best Open Spiker award. The Perlas Spikers hitter averaged 13 points per game, the highest scoring norm from a local player.

Tiamzon’s teammates Dzi Gervacio and Kathy Bersola won Best Opposite Hitter and 1st Best Middle Blocker, respectively, while Angela Nunag was named Best Libero and Jia Morado pocketed her fourth straight Best Setter award.

Morado, who averaged 5.94 excellent sets per frame, ruled the playmaking position since joining the league in the inaugural Open Conference two years ago.

Rounding up the award winners were PetroGazz players Cherry Nunag (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Cuban Wilma Salas (Best Foreign Guest Player).

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