Mika Reyes leaves Petron, joins Sta. Lucia
MANILA, Philippines—A massive dose of star power was just injected into the rebuilding Sta. Lucia franchise as the club signed national middle blocker Mika Reyes.
The Lady Realtors announced the acquisition of Reyes, who transferred from Petron, Wednesday on their social media platforms.
Reyes has won four titles in the Philippine Super Liga, one with F2 Logistics and three with Petron, and two Best Middle Blocker awards.
In an opinion piece that appeared in the Daily Tribune, Reyes thanked Petron for helping her develop as a player and mature as a person.
“Petron has been so good to me,” wrote Reyes. “I am beyond grateful for everything that its mother company—San Miguel Corporation—had done to me and, of course, for those three memorable years of our relationship.”
“Being with Petron taught me a lot. I became stronger and bolder to step out of my comfort zone and soar to new heights, not just in volleyball, but life in general. I would forever be grateful to the men and women who made my stay with Petron very memorable.”
The ja Reyes’ second time to moved clubs. She spent her first years in the PSL with F2 Logistics—a de facto extension of the De La Salle Lady Spikers—before joining Petron.
“I have to admit, I was also scared when I moved to Petron in 2016. F2 Logistics is more than just my former team; It’s also my family,” wrote Reyes. “I practically grew up under coach Ramil De Jesus, who also used to be my mentor in college at De La Salle University since I was 16-years-old.”
“This is a gamble. This is not an easy decision to make. Fortunately my loved ones are at my side as I make this decision… So with a heavy heart: Goodbye, Petron. And with a smile on my face: Hello, Sta. Lucia.”