USA's Mruzik heads Dream Team of Girls' U18 stars


Ismailia, Egypt, September 14, 2019 - Jessica Mruzik was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship for leading USA to a historic title after an epic win over Italy in the final of the compeititon here Saturday night.

Dream Team of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship in Ismailia, left to right: Emma Graziani, Georgia Frosini, Kenndi Orr, Jessica Mruzik, Zhu Xingchen, Devyn Robinson, Oghosasere Omoruyi and Ana Cristina Menezes.

The 17-year-old American outside hitter leads a Dream Team of the top stars who shone throughout the ten-day tournament here on the banks of the Suez Canal and in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

• Setter: Kennedi Orr (USA)
• Opposite: Georgia Frosini (Italy)
• Outside hitters: Ana Cristina Menezes (Brazil) & Oghosasere Omoruyi (Italy)
• Middle blockers: Devyn Robinson (USA) & Emma Graziani (Italy)
• Libero: Zhu Xingchen (China)

• MVP: Jessica Mruzik (USA)

Tournament MVP Jessica Mruzik spikes over the block of Dream Team's Emma Graziani in the final of the 2019 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship in Ismailia.

• This is the list of Girls' U18 World Championships MVPs since the introduction of the award in 2005:

2005 - Macau: Natalia Pereira (Brazil)
2007 - Tijuana: Chen Zhan (China)
2009 - Nakhon Ratchasima: Samara Almeida (Brazil)
2011 - Ankara: Damla Cakiroglu (Turkey)
2013 - Nakhon Ratchasima: Yuan Xinyue (China)
2015 - Lima: Paola Egonu (Italy)
2017 - Rosario: Elena pietrini (Italy)
2019 - Ismailia: Jessica Mruzik (USA)

Quick links - Volleyball:
FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship
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