LA SALLE Volleyball: KEEP the faith, LABAN La Salle! (Thread 12)

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ONE TEAM. ONE GOAL. ONE LA SALLE!
ONE TEAM FIGHT
Animo La Salle!


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[CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]Maria Mikaela Esperanza
Aduke Christine Ogunsanya
Mika Aereen Reyes
Carol Ann Cerveza
Dawn Nicole Macandili
Desiree Wynea Cheng
Victonara Galang
Kim Fajardo
Mary Joy Baron
Kim Kianna Dy
Princess Justine Tiu
Cydthealee Demecillo
Christine Joy Soyud
Carmel June Saga
May Luna
Norielle Ipac
Ernestine Tiamzon
Bettina Caceres
Aljan Andre Pielago
Ezra Gyra Barroga
Noreen Angelee Gabriana
Criselda Valenzuela
Marta Roces
Monica Basco
Michelle Cobb
Elizabeth Provone
Claudia Cojuangco
Audrey Alyssa Ching
Esther Joy Carodan
Michaella Marie Cruz
Rovena Instrella
Arriane Mae Layug
Gail Julia Cruz

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One Team One Goal: The DLSU Lady Spikers [Thread 11]
All Is Well: The De La Salle University Lady Spikers (thread 10)
De La Salle University Lady & Green Spikers - thread 9
DLSU Lady Spikers - Animo Thread 8
DLSU Lady Spikers - Animo Thread 7
DLSU Lady Spikers Thread No. 6!
DLSU Lady Spikers V
DLSU Lady Spikers Thread IV
DLSU Lady Spikers Thread II
DLSU Lady Spikers
DLSU Lady Spikers


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  • volleyball_fanvolleyball_fan Maple Volleys PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Nice Rothe!:cheers:

    Padaan muna sa bagong bahay! :drive:
  • CHIQUITOOCHIQUITOO STONED PExer
    just swishin my way to the new thread. nice one ts:D
  • beng8beng8 Member PExer
    Nice! Thank you Rothemarie
  • rcladyspikerrcladyspiker Member PExer
    Hello everyone!!! Enjoy and good vibes lang.

    Hindi nag pakabog si rothe. Nice one!

    [#]10daystogo[/#]
    [#]LSiscoming[/#]
    [#]Watchout4LS[/#]
  • citi.citi. Astrophel Valerian PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hello! Padaan! Laban La Salle!
    :cheerleader:
  • justme528justme528 Member PExer
    Wow!!! Bagong thread na..
    Yiippppeeee...
  • justdixie22justdixie22 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yes bagong bahay na . SO HERE'S CAROL CERVEZA'S MESSAGE. BE INSPIRED


    FOX Sports PH
    NEVER GIVE UP
    On bending, but not breaking

    By Carol Cerveza

    Most of you might not know me, but yes, I am a Lady Spiker. I was there when DLSU won the championship in Seasons 74 and 75. I was also there when we had the heart breaking losses in Seasons 76 and 77. And yes, it is already my final playing year.

    Back in high school, I was really happy with how my life went. In a way, I have helped my parents by having an athletic scholarship. My team has been bagging championship titles. I have also received numerous individual awards, one of which is the Palarong Pambansa MVP award in 2010. I also performed well inside the classroom.

    Entering college, I knew where I wanted to be. Since 3rd grade, I’ve always dreamt of playing for DLSU. I have already planned how my college life would be. I was pretty confident that I have a space in collegiate volleyball since I had good exposure in high school. I was able to pass my entrance exam and I got accepted in the engineering program. I got a good support system -- family, friends, high school teammates, and coach. I also got tips from my older sister who also played for the Lady Spikers and brother who played for the Green Spikers.

    Suddenly, the bubble burst.

    College for a student-athlete is totally different. It is fast-paced and competitive. To me, it was really a test of time management and above all, a test of character.

    There were times when I wanted to give up.

    It is as if I was playing a video game wherein I got into a bad start and that I do not even want to push anymore. How I wish that there was a real-life restart button.

    Frankly, my passion for the sport lessened.

    Sure, I made it to the line-up (usually the 12th, 13th or 14th man), but I never really got the sense of fulfillment that I was able to contribute to the team and make my presence felt.

    For the first three years, I was not able to play significant minutes. The warm up box was my second home. It is where I patiently warmed up and cheered my teammates playing on the court. There are days when I wished if can I just be an ordinary student, but I told myself that I am not a quitter and that I am bound to do greater things. Oh, did I even mention that I shifted from Electronics and Communication Engineering to Entrepreneurship so that I can focus more on volleyball? I sacrificed a lot because I know that if I want to prove and achieve something, I have to work hard for it. I have to give my full commitment.

    On my fourth playing year, that’s when things got a little brighter, well for the second round up to the championship games.

    On the first game of the second round (against FEU), the coaches called me to play. I knew that it was not really part of the game plan, it was more of a last minute substitution. Of course, it was nerve-wracking since I’m not really used to playing during crunch time. Then, I realized that if I don’t perform well, I would not get a second chance and since I am already considered as a senior, if the coaches still don’t see anything in me, they would give the opportunity to the younger players.

    From that game on, I persevered and worked hard to improve my skills and attitude. I stopped comparing myself to others. Thank God that I was able to let go of the doubts and focus more on performing well.

    The greatest thing I learned throughout my experience is resilience. It is the strength to rise up every time I fall. It is also the ability to keep going and to have the right attitude despite the setbacks and frustrations.

    In those years, I’ve learned how to laugh at benchwarmer jokes, tell my parents that I am perfectly fine and that I am still dedicated to continue playing although I have failed so many times.

    This coming season, I promise to give my all.

    I dedicate my last playing year to the entire Lasallian Community, to my team, to my family, and most of all, to God.

    To those of you who feel frustrated, impatient, and underappreciated, I challenge you to be like a bamboo.

    Keep in mind that it is okay to bend, but make sure you do not break.

    As the great Aikido master Kensho Furuya says in Kodo: Ancient Ways, "The warrior, like bamboo, is ever ready for action."

    Be always ready. You will never know when the opportunity that you have been waiting for so long will finally arrive.

    ***

    FOX Sports PH's Seniors Diaries give readers an inside look on how collegiate players approach their final tours of duty with their respective schools.

    Cerveza plays for the DLSU Lady Spikers in the UAAP.
  • spikey mikeyspikey mikey Member PExer
    Keep the Faith


    LABAN LA SALLE



    nice one guys congrats sa bagong bahay :D
  • citi.citi. Astrophel Valerian PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yes bagong bahay na . SO HERE'S CAROL CERVEZA'S MESSAGE. BE INSPIRED


    FOX Sports PH
    NEVER GIVE UP
    On bending, but not breaking

    By Carol Cerveza

    Most of you might not know me, but yes, I am a Lady Spiker. I was there when DLSU won the championship in Seasons 74 and 75. I was also there when we had the heart breaking losses in Seasons 76 and 77. And yes, it is already my final playing year.

    Back in high school, I was really happy with how my life went. In a way, I have helped my parents by having an athletic scholarship. My team has been bagging championship titles. I have also received numerous individual awards, one of which is the Palarong Pambansa MVP award in 2010. I also performed well inside the classroom.

    Entering college, I knew where I wanted to be. Since 3rd grade, I’ve always dreamt of playing for DLSU. I have already planned how my college life would be. I was pretty confident that I have a space in collegiate volleyball since I had good exposure in high school. I was able to pass my entrance exam and I got accepted in the engineering program. I got a good support system -- family, friends, high school teammates, and coach. I also got tips from my older sister who also played for the Lady Spikers and brother who played for the Green Spikers.

    Suddenly, the bubble burst.

    College for a student-athlete is totally different. It is fast-paced and competitive. To me, it was really a test of time management and above all, a test of character.

    There were times when I wanted to give up.

    It is as if I was playing a video game wherein I got into a bad start and that I do not even want to push anymore. How I wish that there was a real-life restart button.

    Frankly, my passion for the sport lessened.

    Sure, I made it to the line-up (usually the 12th, 13th or 14th man), but I never really got the sense of fulfillment that I was able to contribute to the team and make my presence felt.

    For the first three years, I was not able to play significant minutes. The warm up box was my second home. It is where I patiently warmed up and cheered my teammates playing on the court. There are days when I wished if can I just be an ordinary student, but I told myself that I am not a quitter and that I am bound to do greater things. Oh, did I even mention that I shifted from Electronics and Communication Engineering to Entrepreneurship so that I can focus more on volleyball? I sacrificed a lot because I know that if I want to prove and achieve something, I have to work hard for it. I have to give my full commitment.

    On my fourth playing year, that’s when things got a little brighter, well for the second round up to the championship games.

    On the first game of the second round (against FEU), the coaches called me to play. I knew that it was not really part of the game plan, it was more of a last minute substitution. Of course, it was nerve-wracking since I’m not really used to playing during crunch time. Then, I realized that if I don’t perform well, I would not get a second chance and since I am already considered as a senior, if the coaches still don’t see anything in me, they would give the opportunity to the younger players.

    From that game on, I persevered and worked hard to improve my skills and attitude. I stopped comparing myself to others. Thank God that I was able to let go of the doubts and focus more on performing well.

    The greatest thing I learned throughout my experience is resilience. It is the strength to rise up every time I fall. It is also the ability to keep going and to have the right attitude despite the setbacks and frustrations.

    In those years, I’ve learned how to laugh at benchwarmer jokes, tell my parents that I am perfectly fine and that I am still dedicated to continue playing although I have failed so many times.

    This coming season, I promise to give my all.

    I dedicate my last playing year to the entire Lasallian Community, to my team, to my family, and most of all, to God.

    To those of you who feel frustrated, impatient, and underappreciated, I challenge you to be like a bamboo.

    Keep in mind that it is okay to bend, but make sure you do not break.

    As the great Aikido master Kensho Furuya says in Kodo: Ancient Ways, "The warrior, like bamboo, is ever ready for action."

    Be always ready. You will never know when the opportunity that you have been waiting for so long will finally arrive.

    ***

    FOX Sports PH's Seniors Diaries give readers an inside look on how collegiate players approach their final tours of duty with their respective schools.

    Cerveza plays for the DLSU Lady Spikers in the UAAP.

    I was just about to post this!!!

    Ang inspiring lang ng story ni Carol.
  • damn_ilookgooddamn_ilookgood Member Volleyball Vanguard
    Best of luck DLSU! :) Hoping to see Galang back to her 100% form and at least a breakout performance from a rookie this year.
  • volleyball_fanvolleyball_fan Maple Volleys PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yes bagong bahay na . SO HERE'S CAROL CERVEZA'S MESSAGE. BE INSPIRED


    FOX Sports PH
    NEVER GIVE UP
    On bending, but not breaking

    By Carol Cerveza

    Most of you might not know me, but yes, I am a Lady Spiker. I was there when DLSU won the championship in Seasons 74 and 75. I was also there when we had the heart breaking losses in Seasons 76 and 77. And yes, it is already my final playing year.

    Back in high school, I was really happy with how my life went. In a way, I have helped my parents by having an athletic scholarship. My team has been bagging championship titles. I have also received numerous individual awards, one of which is the Palarong Pambansa MVP award in 2010. I also performed well inside the classroom.

    Entering college, I knew where I wanted to be. Since 3rd grade, I’ve always dreamt of playing for DLSU. I have already planned how my college life would be. I was pretty confident that I have a space in collegiate volleyball since I had good exposure in high school. I was able to pass my entrance exam and I got accepted in the engineering program. I got a good support system -- family, friends, high school teammates, and coach. I also got tips from my older sister who also played for the Lady Spikers and brother who played for the Green Spikers.

    Suddenly, the bubble burst.

    College for a student-athlete is totally different. It is fast-paced and competitive. To me, it was really a test of time management and above all, a test of character.

    There were times when I wanted to give up.

    It is as if I was playing a video game wherein I got into a bad start and that I do not even want to push anymore. How I wish that there was a real-life restart button.

    Frankly, my passion for the sport lessened.

    Sure, I made it to the line-up (usually the 12th, 13th or 14th man), but I never really got the sense of fulfillment that I was able to contribute to the team and make my presence felt.

    For the first three years, I was not able to play significant minutes. The warm up box was my second home. It is where I patiently warmed up and cheered my teammates playing on the court. There are days when I wished if can I just be an ordinary student, but I told myself that I am not a quitter and that I am bound to do greater things. Oh, did I even mention that I shifted from Electronics and Communication Engineering to Entrepreneurship so that I can focus more on volleyball? I sacrificed a lot because I know that if I want to prove and achieve something, I have to work hard for it. I have to give my full commitment.

    On my fourth playing year, that’s when things got a little brighter, well for the second round up to the championship games.

    On the first game of the second round (against FEU), the coaches called me to play. I knew that it was not really part of the game plan, it was more of a last minute substitution. Of course, it was nerve-wracking since I’m not really used to playing during crunch time. Then, I realized that if I don’t perform well, I would not get a second chance and since I am already considered as a senior, if the coaches still don’t see anything in me, they would give the opportunity to the younger players.

    From that game on, I persevered and worked hard to improve my skills and attitude. I stopped comparing myself to others. Thank God that I was able to let go of the doubts and focus more on performing well.

    The greatest thing I learned throughout my experience is resilience. It is the strength to rise up every time I fall. It is also the ability to keep going and to have the right attitude despite the setbacks and frustrations.

    In those years, I’ve learned how to laugh at benchwarmer jokes, tell my parents that I am perfectly fine and that I am still dedicated to continue playing although I have failed so many times.

    This coming season, I promise to give my all.

    I dedicate my last playing year to the entire Lasallian Community, to my team, to my family, and most of all, to God.

    To those of you who feel frustrated, impatient, and underappreciated, I challenge you to be like a bamboo.

    Keep in mind that it is okay to bend, but make sure you do not break.

    As the great Aikido master Kensho Furuya says in Kodo: Ancient Ways, "The warrior, like bamboo, is ever ready for action."

    Be always ready. You will never know when the opportunity that you have been waiting for so long will finally arrive.

    ***

    FOX Sports PH's Seniors Diaries give readers an inside look on how collegiate players approach their final tours of duty with their respective schools.

    Cerveza plays for the DLSU Lady Spikers in the UAAP.

    Great and inspiring story from Carol. I love how optimistic and resilient she is. Much respect for her. :love:

    Best of luck this year Carol and to the rest of the Lady Spikers.

    [#]KeepLaban[/#]
  • Aaaww. Carol! Hoping that your last year will be your breakout year.
  • rothemarierothemarie Moderator PEx Moderator
    yes bagong bahay na . SO HERE'S CAROL CERVEZA'S MESSAGE. BE INSPIRED


    FOX Sports PH
    NEVER GIVE UP
    On bending, but not breaking

    By Carol Cerveza

    Most of you might not know me, but yes, I am a Lady Spiker. I was there when DLSU won the championship in Seasons 74 and 75. I was also there when we had the heart breaking losses in Seasons 76 and 77. And yes, it is already my final playing year.

    Back in high school, I was really happy with how my life went. In a way, I have helped my parents by having an athletic scholarship. My team has been bagging championship titles. I have also received numerous individual awards, one of which is the Palarong Pambansa MVP award in 2010. I also performed well inside the classroom.

    Entering college, I knew where I wanted to be. Since 3rd grade, I’ve always dreamt of playing for DLSU. I have already planned how my college life would be. I was pretty confident that I have a space in collegiate volleyball since I had good exposure in high school. I was able to pass my entrance exam and I got accepted in the engineering program. I got a good support system -- family, friends, high school teammates, and coach. I also got tips from my older sister who also played for the Lady Spikers and brother who played for the Green Spikers.

    Suddenly, the bubble burst.

    College for a student-athlete is totally different. It is fast-paced and competitive. To me, it was really a test of time management and above all, a test of character.

    There were times when I wanted to give up.

    It is as if I was playing a video game wherein I got into a bad start and that I do not even want to push anymore. How I wish that there was a real-life restart button.

    Frankly, my passion for the sport lessened.

    Sure, I made it to the line-up (usually the 12th, 13th or 14th man), but I never really got the sense of fulfillment that I was able to contribute to the team and make my presence felt.

    For the first three years, I was not able to play significant minutes. The warm up box was my second home. It is where I patiently warmed up and cheered my teammates playing on the court. There are days when I wished if can I just be an ordinary student, but I told myself that I am not a quitter and that I am bound to do greater things. Oh, did I even mention that I shifted from Electronics and Communication Engineering to Entrepreneurship so that I can focus more on volleyball? I sacrificed a lot because I know that if I want to prove and achieve something, I have to work hard for it. I have to give my full commitment.

    On my fourth playing year, that’s when things got a little brighter, well for the second round up to the championship games.

    On the first game of the second round (against FEU), the coaches called me to play. I knew that it was not really part of the game plan, it was more of a last minute substitution. Of course, it was nerve-wracking since I’m not really used to playing during crunch time. Then, I realized that if I don’t perform well, I would not get a second chance and since I am already considered as a senior, if the coaches still don’t see anything in me, they would give the opportunity to the younger players.

    From that game on, I persevered and worked hard to improve my skills and attitude. I stopped comparing myself to others. Thank God that I was able to let go of the doubts and focus more on performing well.

    The greatest thing I learned throughout my experience is resilience. It is the strength to rise up every time I fall. It is also the ability to keep going and to have the right attitude despite the setbacks and frustrations.

    In those years, I’ve learned how to laugh at benchwarmer jokes, tell my parents that I am perfectly fine and that I am still dedicated to continue playing although I have failed so many times.

    This coming season, I promise to give my all.

    I dedicate my last playing year to the entire Lasallian Community, to my team, to my family, and most of all, to God.

    To those of you who feel frustrated, impatient, and underappreciated, I challenge you to be like a bamboo.

    Keep in mind that it is okay to bend, but make sure you do not break.

    As the great Aikido master Kensho Furuya says in Kodo: Ancient Ways, "The warrior, like bamboo, is ever ready for action."

    Be always ready. You will never know when the opportunity that you have been waiting for so long will finally arrive.

    ***

    FOX Sports PH's Seniors Diaries give readers an inside look on how collegiate players approach their final tours of duty with their respective schools.

    Cerveza plays for the DLSU Lady Spikers in the UAAP.


    Carol :love: :love: :love:
  • crafty84crafty84 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Awesome new thread! May directory pa of the last 11 threads haha.

    Nice words from Carol to start of this thread too. Nice to read her thoughts about being a multi-awarded champ from HS/blue-chip recruit to being a 2nd stringer to finally getting that starting slot on the latter part of her 4th year. She's always had the talent but it's also pretty evident that she has the discipline, the heart and th patience. ECE pa pala course niya nung frosh!
  • quotes_ramilquotes_ramil Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Naks new thread na! Go Lady Spikers! 10 days to go! >
    >>
  • Cien_FleurCien_Fleur Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    pang-Haikyu yung story ni Carol. a story of a great substitute player with a heart. Kavogue.
  • jhonmanuel1985jhonmanuel1985 Member Volleyball Vanguard
    crafty84 wrote: »
    Awesome new thread! May directory pa of the last 11 threads haha.

    Nice words from Carol to start of this thread too. Nice to read her thoughts about being a multi-awarded champ from HS/blue-chip recruit to being a 2nd stringer to finally getting that starting slot on the latter part of her 4th year. She's always had the talent but it's also pretty evident that she has the discipline, the heart and th patience. ECE pa pala course niya nung frosh!

    Yup, During her freshman year, she's on athletic and academic scholarship. Carol, hope we can see more playing time for you this season. THREE FRONT LINE ATTACKERS PLS!*okay*
  • _maddison_maddison Member PExer
    Let's go Spikers!!!!! ANIMO!!!!
  • justdixie22justdixie22 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Here's another one from our very own Mika Reyes

    FOX Sports PH
    Q&A with La Salle star spiker Mika Reyes

    MANILA — Two weeks before the UAAP Season 78 volleyball wars begin, Lady Spiker Mika Reyes sat down with Fox Sports PH to open up about preparing for her last playing year and what lies behind.

    FOX: How do you feel entering your final season in the UAAP?
    Mika: Excited talaga ako sobra. At the same time, nakaka-sad kasi last na rin siya. Mixed feelings siya for me.

    FOX: Which feeling is more prominent?
    Mika: Siguro mas excited ako. Hindi siya yung compared sa normal year lang na pwede pa ako bumawi next year. Ngayon, it’s now or never.

    FOX: How long have you prepared for this tournament?
    Mika: More than a year kasi na-move. Sumali rin kami sa ibang leagues like PNG, Intercol, PSL, Unigames. Okay naman yung preparation. Polishing and pag-create ng chemistry as a team.

    FOX: Last year didn't end well for you.
    Mika: Hindi talaga maganda yung ending last year kasi hindi lang isa, kundi dalawa yung na-injure. Sana hindi na ulit mangyari.

    FOX: How did you refocus after getting swept in the finals?
    Mika: Before kasi si Ara, open. Kailangan namin i-fill in yung position niya. Madami rin nag tryout sa position niya. Tapos ngayon nakabalik na siya. Makaka-benefit din yung preparation namin para dun.

    FOX: You didn’t expect she'll fully recover in time for the season?
    Mika: Ayaw namin ipilit na kailangan makabalik siya. Pero she did and last year nag-train with us ulit.

    FOX: How has Ara's integration been with the team?
    Mika: Okay naman. Same. Siya pa rin si Ara Galang.

    FOX: It's your fifth year playing for La Salle. How do you see your role within the team?
    Mika: As a senior, siguro kailangan mag start ako sa sarili ko. Lead ko yung self ko bago ako mag-lead ng ibang tao. Wala namang magbabago kasi marami rin kaming seniors sa team. And may nadagdag na rookies so i-gui-guide namin sila.

    FOX: Are you changing your playing and leadership style? Are you going to be more assertive on court?
    Mika: Wala naman akong special na binago. Skills-wise, meron. Ang laking help nung pagsali namin sa PSL.

    FOX: Your PSL stint didn't end well, too. Did it affect your psyche as a team?
    Mika: No naman. Di naman sa sinasabi ko na dahil lang sa imports, pero medyo labanan din talaga siya ng imports. Maganda siyang experience kasi di mo siya magagawa most of the time. Kasi wala namang imports na regular na nag-stay dito sa Philippines.

    FOX: With the season about to begin, how do you see La Salle performing in the UAAP?
    Mika: Ayoko magsalita ng tapos, basta we’ll play lang.

    FOX: But you're positive you'll do well?
    Mika: Syempre.

    FOX: And your dream isn't just to make the Final Four?
    Mika: Of course. May goal pa rin naman kami. Ayoko lang magsalita ng tapos.

    FOX: What should fans expect from you this season?
    Mika: Syempre last playing year ko na, expect nila as a team, maraming ga-graduate, expect nila na lalaban at lalaban pa rin kami. Hindi kami magpapatalo talaga. Kasi wala e, last na to. Wala na kaming magagawa. Invite ko nalang sila manood kasi maganda yung games ngayong season. Lahat ng team lumakas.

    FOX: Have you thought of life after the UAAP?
    Wala pa naman. Focused muna ako sa last playing year ko.
  • Adore_Deli_GinAdore_Deli_Gin twitter.com/Adore_PEx PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Patapak po. :wave:

    Congratulations po sa bago niyong home thread. Maganda po yong banners niyo.
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