Washington, D.C., July 4, 2016—On the day the United States celebrated its 240th birthday, Gallaudet University hosted a pair of bronze and gold medal matches for both men and women in Pan American regional volleyball.
In the men’s bronze match, Venezuela qualified for the 2017 Summer Deaflympics by defeating Canada 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-22). Canada claimed the women’s bronze medal with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-22) victory over Argentina.
Despite a 2-hour 32-minute five-set loss to the American men’s team in the preliminary round, Brazil played well and won the men’s gold medal with a score of 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-16). In the women’s final, the United States prevented Brazil from taking the other gold medal with a three-set repeat. The sum of the 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 score was just one point greater than the total in the American sweep of Brazil in the preliminary round.
Match videos are available for viewing on the Live Stream (Videos) page under the PROGRAM menu.
Based on statistics for all of the 10 matches in each gender, the best performer in each category was announced. The statistics are computed according to FIVB, the international governing body of volleyball. A one-page description of each statistical category is available.
|Best Receiver||ROSA Douglas (Brazil #14)||66.67% efficiency|
|Best Setter||CONTRERAS Guillermo (Venezuela #3)||7.46 running sets per set|
|Best Digger||CODERRE Paul (Canada #3)||0.69 digs per set|
|Best Server||VIEIRA Lucas (Brazil #16)||1.88 aces per set|
|Best Blocker||NETO Felipe (Brazil #6)||0.69 blocks per set|
|Best Spiker||BELL Ethan (USA #1)||68.57% efficiency|
|Best Scorer||VIEIRA Lucas (Brazil #16)||89 points|
|Best Receiver||FROWICK Kali (#1)||51.85% efficiency|
|Best Setter||TUBERT Sarah (USA #12)||7.73 running sets per set|
|Best Digger||THOMAS Darriyan (USA #5)||0.85 digs per set|
|Best Server||MOUNTY-WEINSTOCK Ludmila (USA #6)||1.08 aces per set|
|Best Blocker||SILVA Natália (Brazil #3)||0.57 blocks per set|
|Best Spiker||JENSEN Abby (USA #3)||60.32% efficiency|
|Best Scorer||SILVA Natália (Brazil #3)||116 points|