WORSE THAN A BREAKUP: Ateneo's Morente, de Leon bid emotional farewells to graduating Morado
Jia Morado decided to forego her final playing year with the Lady Eagles.
Just when everybody thought the heartbreak for Ateneo de Manila ended after De La Salle University successfully defended their title Saturday, star setter Jia Morado decided to forego her final playing year with the Lady Eagles.
Thank you to everyone for the support. Truly grateful for the amazing run. Most of all, thank You, Lord. Everything for You. 🙏🏻 #OBF— Julia Morado (@juliacmorado) May 6, 2017
As much as the the fans offered their pleas to know they wanted to see Morado in blue and white next season, even coming up with the hashtag #OneMoreJiaMazingYear, the hearbreak the must be infinitely more difficult for her teammates.
After several years of ups and downs, wins and losses, it all came to an end last night, and Lady Eagles who were closest to Morado offered their emotional farewells to their season 79 captain.
Here's Ateneo's middle blocker Bea de Leon, the receiver of many magical sets by Morado, being nothing but grateful for having Jia as a teammate and captain.
Thank you for everything Jia. I'm gonna be so lost without you. No one could have done a better job this year as our captain. 😊😘 https://t.co/611nE3lka1— Bea de Leon (@_beadel) May 7, 2017
And here's Michelle Morente, Jia's batchmate, with a kiloemtric and heartfelt farewell, even admitting that her departure from the team is worse that a heartbreak.
It's hard to say goodbye, dahil ikaw ang isa sa mga malapit sakin. Nasasabayan mo pagka weirdohan ko, mga kalokohan ko. Kahit alam ko inis na inis ka na sakin, natotolerate mo pa rin kasi alam kong love mo ko. Imagine, 4 years with you. Twice a day nagsasama, 6 days a week, Iba ibang talaga. Bes tinalo mo pa relationships ko. HAHAHA. To be honest, this is worst than a break up. You saying goodbye to us broke my heart into small pieces. Pero syempre Im super happy for you. You know Im always here. I will always miss you. I will miss JiaMich. I will miss this kind of connection with you. It wont be the same, but I know for sure you will there by our side. I can't thank you enough for everything. We wouldn't be where we are right now without you. Don't worry, kung saan ka dun ako. 😜Package nga tayo di ba? hehe. I love you babe, always and forever ❤️ #ForeverBatchmate