Former Ateneo stars Alyssa Valdez, Den Lazaro have high praise for current Lady Eagles

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Ateneo came back from a one-match deficit and dropped University of Santo Tomas in Game 3, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, to claim its first championship since Valdez and Lazaro donned the blue and white in 2015.“What’s the feeling? You know, even though I’m not part of the team I’m just really happy for the girls,” said Valdez in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “They worked hard for this, this is their moment, so this is theirs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsValdez was a three-time MVP and two-time champion with Ateneo from 2014 to 2016 while Lazaro was a one-time Best Digger and two-time Best Receiver in the same time frame.Lazaro, considered as one of the best liberos for Ateneo, singled out sophomore libero Dani Ravena as one of the catalysts of the Lady Eagles’ run to their third title. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentscenter_img Mike Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Ravena was solid for Ateneo in Game 3 with 13 excellent digs and seven successful receptions.“Oh my God, she’s amazing in the finals,” said Lazaro of Ravena. “She really stepped up for the team and she embraced her role. Even though she was the youngest on the floor, it felt like she was a veteran already.”“She wanted to win, you can see it in her body language, and she delivered,” added Lazaro.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alyssa Valdez and Denden Lazaro already had their time in the sun and they’re now the ones joining the blue legion in cheering for Ateneo.The duo were the offensive and defensive stalwarts of the last Lady Eagle teams that won two titles in the UAAP and they were also present to watch the current crop become the women’s volleyball champions of Season 81.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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