La Salle’s Galang, Maraño named as co-MVPs


MANILA, Philippines – De La Salle, the deepest team in the league, wound up with two MVPs in the UAAP Season 75 women’s volleyball tournament.

The Lady Spikers’ Ara Galang and Abigail Maraño were named as the co-MVPs after leading their team to a league-best 13-1 record in the elimination round.

Maraño, who was also named as the best blocker, bagged her second straight MVP plum.

Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez was named as the best scorer while National University’s Myla Pablo and Aiko Urdas were named as the best attacker and Rookie of the Year, respectively.

Valdez’ teammate, Jem Ferrer, bagged the best setter award.

Jennylyn Reyes also of the Lady Bulldogs, who ended their quest for a Final Four berth, was named as the best receiver and best digger.

Adamson’s Sheila Marie Pineda was recognized as the league’s best server.

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  • PorLaTele

    I’m not a huge fan of having two Most Valuable Player awardees. MOST valuable nga di ba. They should’ve picked between Maraño & Galang. But I won’t go for Valdez as MVP neither. She isn’t an all-around player. She’s just a scorer.

  • nooni

    Ateneo’s Cainglet, Valdez, Gervacio, and Ho, made UAAP Volleyball very popular. before these girls played in UAAP, there was never a TV coverage volleyball. 

    • turin55555

       Where were you the last 2 decades? UAAP’s Women’s volleyball had always been televised live. In fact, it became so popular in that a Shakey’s V-League was introduced – long before the Loyola-based volleybelles came into relevance.

    • PorLaTele

      Too bad you started watching local volleyball late. Shakey’s V-league has been televised since 2004. The likes of Macatangay, Pimentel, Carolino, etc. in their prime were far better than those girls you mentioned.

  • nooni

    i wonder if they voted Galang+Maraño vs. Valdez, because if they did, that would have been very unfair to Valdez. but if they didn’t, valdez must have gotten a very very low score, imagine the two lasalle ladies divided the vote between themselves and they still manage to edge out Valdez, even though she’s the league’s best scorer.
    anyway, who was the best setter?

  • InSearchOfTruth

    kay cainglet pa rin ako…  i lab u fille!  :-)

  • toto delgado

    UAAP decided to name 2 DLSU player because of their intense favoritism to DLSU.” Pwe”.

    • Victor

       sa ateneo ka lang. sobrang entertain lang  ako watching girls volleyball, wala akong favorite team. Valdez is just a scorer, yung 2 all around player kahit saang pwesto.

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