Gonzaga dedicates national team stint to fellow soldiers in field | Inquirer Sports

Gonzaga dedicates national team stint to fellow soldiers in field

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:57 PM June 14, 2017

Jocelyn Gonzaga wins PSL Invitational MVP/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Jovelyn Gonzaga on Wednesday was named to yet another national team lineup, and as an enlisted personnel in the Philippine Army, she knows she’s playing for more than the country’s pride.

The outspoken opposite hitter said her stint as a national team player isn’t only for herself, but for also her comrades who are out in the field.

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“As a soldier, you’re affected with what happens to your fellow soldiers who are out there fighting,” said Gonzaga. “When a soldier is hurt, you also feel their pain.”

“So that is why I’m offering whatever I achieve as a national team player to my fellow soldiers.”

Gonzaga is part of the 12-woman lineup the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. tasked to take part in future international tournaments.

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The former skipper of the team that played in the 2015 SEA Games said she’s overwhelmed by another opportunity to continue her national career.

“There’s pride but at the same time there’s pressure,” said Gonzaga. “I will have an opportunity to continue my dreams.”

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