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JRU star Alvarez captures NCAA MVP; Arellano players reap honors

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:30 PM February 14, 2018

Shola Alvarez just added a major trophy in her mythos with Jose Rizal University.

JRU’s first captain to lead the Lady Bombers to the Final Four captured the MVP plum of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.

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Alvarez, who averaged 21.3 points a game, was the face of a JRU team that went 6-3 in the preliminaries and finished as the fourth seed in the season.

“It’s all worth it,” said Alvarez who ended her collegiate career as, what JRU head coach Mia Tioseco said, the benchmark of all future Lady Bombers.

Arellano University’s triangle of attack also took home hardware with Jovielyn Prado taking the 1st Best Outside Spiker award, Regine Arocha being named the Best Opposite Spiker, and Nicole Ebuen claiming the Rookie of the Year laurel.

Alvarez’ rookie teammate Dolly Verzosa was named as the 2nd Best Outside Spiker.

Lourdes Clemented from University of Perpetual Help was the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker.

San Sebastian also had three players take individual awards with Joyce Sta. Rita being named as the 2nd Best Middle Blocker, Alyss Eroa taking the Best Libero award, and Vira Guillema earning the Best Setter crown.

Joebert Almodiel ruled the men’s division as he won the MVP, Rookie of the Year, and 1st Best Outside Spiker plums while representing the undefeated Altas.

Joebert Almodiel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Warren Catipay and Jack Kalingking also took individual awards for Perpetual winning the Best Setter and Best Libero awards.

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Arellano’s Kevin Liberato and Christian Dela Paz were named as the 1st Best Middle Blocker and 2nd Best Outside Spiker, respectively.

San Beda’s Mark Enciso won the Best Opposite Spiker while his teammate Limuel Patenio was the 2nd Best Middle Blocker.

In the Juniors’ division, Perpetual’s Kirth Rosos was named the MVP while teammate Noel Kampton was the 1st Best Outside Spiker.

College of St. Benilde’s Arnel Aguilar was the top rookie in the juniors’ division while Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Michael Imperial was the Best Setter and Colegio de San Juan de Letrans’ Raxel Catris was the Best Libero.

Catris’ teammate John Lorenzo was the awarded the Best Opposite Spiker plum.

Juvic Colonia of Lyceum was the 2nd Best Outside Hitter with Raliuz Cantos of Benilde taking the 1st Best Middle Blocker award and Arellano’s Gideon Guadalupe taking the 2nd Best Middle Blocker label.

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