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Incoming freshman Rhamat Alhassan led the USA Volleyball Junior National Team to Gold at the NORCECA Championships

Wednesday July 16, 2014Rhamat Alhassan: Gold Medalist, MVP for USA Volleyball Women's Junior National Team

Incoming freshman Rhamat Alhassan led the USA Volleyball Junior National Team to Gold at the NORCECA Championships

GUATEMALA CITY -- Incoming Florida freshman Rhamat Alhassan is already a gold medalist and champion -- and she’s yet to don the Orange and Blue in a Gator uniform. Alhassan was also tabbed a Most Valuable Player, Best Blocker and All-Star Team member -- all awards she received after the U20 NORCECA Continental Championship in Guatemala over the weekend.

 

Alhassan sported the Red, White and Blue and carried the USA Volleyball Women’s Junior National Team to a Gold Medal performance at the U20 NORCECA Continental Championship, where the squad defeated Cuba in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22, 25-16.

 

Not only did the USA Volleyball JNT sweep Cuba in the gold-medal game, but the USA went a dominating 4-0 in the tournament, sweeping St. Lucia (25-5, 25-4, 25-3), Mexico (25-5, 25-21, 25-18) and the Dominican Republic (25-16, 25-20, 25-18) en route to the championship.

 

Alhassan topped the U.S. in scoring against the Cubans with15 points on nine attacks and a team-leading four blocks. Alhassan, a Maryland native who will bring her winning ways to the Gators this fall, had a team-tying 13 points against St. Lucia, another eight against Mexico and carried the Stars and Stripes against the Dominican Republic with 14 points and four blocks to give Team USA a championship berth.

 

If one NORCECA Championship MVP isn’t enough, the Gators have TWO joining the squad this fall, as Alhassan’s fellow incoming classmate Carli Snyder was the NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championship MVP in 2012 when Team USA defeated the Dominican Republic. Snyder had 17 points in that match.

 

Team USA Defeats Cuba in U20 NORCECA Continental Championship

Photo Gallery from Gold Medal Match

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