Coaches’ trust becomes title motivation for Arellano
Coaches can only do so much with their Xs and Os, and the Arellano Lady Chiefs know that their mentors’ lessons are much bigger than just tactics and plays.
Jovielyn Prado, the Season 92 Finals MVP, said they plan to repay their coaches with nothing else but the biggest trophy of the year.
“We will win this championship for our coaches who have, since the first day, worked really hard in teaching us,” said Prado Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Chiefs booked their return flight to the championship round after brushing off Jose Rizal University, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17.
Arellano didn’t even need to use its twice-to-beat advantage, a perk that was given to the Lady Chiefs after finishing the preliminaries with an 8-1 record and 23 points as the no.1 team.
Prado, who’s already won two titles, knows that they shouldn’t be celebrating Final Four victories and that they would only let their guard down when they win it all.
“We won’t celebrate this one because we still haven’t got what we aimed for at the start of the season and that is to defend the title,” said Prado who had seven points against the Lady Heavy Bombers.
“Of course we’re happy but we still need to work even harder to get what we want.”
Prado, who is on her last playing year, added one more thing that’s motivating her ahead of the finals series against San Beda.
“This is my last playing year and it’s super important for me to leave something behind,” said Prado.
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