Venezuelan import Perez bags Grand Prix MVP

Mark Escarlote on Dec 16, 2017 06:54 PM
Venezuelan import Perez bags Grand Prix MVP
Venezuelan import Maria Jose Perez of F2 Logistics was named the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Most Valuable Player.

F2 Logistics import Maria Jose Perez bagged the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Most Valuable Player after a stellar performance that brought the Cargo Movers to the throne.

The Venezuelan reinforcement, a 2008 Beijing Olympian, was instrumental in their successful campaign that ended with F2 Logistics coming from behind in the best-of-three Finals series against Petron to earn their breakthrough title in the import-laden, season-ending conference.

Perez scored 24 points Saturday to tow the Cargo Movers to the title in their 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, win in Game 3. 

American import Hillary Hurley of the Blaze Spikers was named 1st Best Outside Spiker while teammate and compatriot Lindsay Stalzer got the 2nd Best Outside Spiker award. Joining them were Petron teammates Mika Reyes (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda (2nd Best Libero).

Wrapping up the individual award winners were Majoy Baron (2nd Best Middle Blocker), Kim Fajardo (Best Setter), Dawn Macandili (1st Best Libero) and Kim Kianna Dy (2nd Best Opposite Spiker) of F2 Logistics and Jaja Santiago (1st Best Opposite Spiker) of Foton.

Serbian import Sara Klisura of Foton was awarded with the Best Scorer in a match recognition after setting a record 41 points in a 5-set elimination round win over the Cargo Movers.

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