Valdez on third PSA Miss Volleyball award: Inspire with a heart... heart strong that is

Mark Escarlote on Feb 14, 2016 11:32 AM
PSA Miss Volleyball Valdez: Inspire with a heart
Getting awards like this is really a big responsibility for me also to inspire other people para mag-perform well also --- Alyssa Valdez

Ateneo de Manila star Alyssa Valdez sees her third straight Philippine Sportswriters Association Miss Volleyball award as an inspiration not just for herself but also an instrument to influence other people to strive hard in their chosen endeavor.

The two-time UAAP champion and Most Valuable Player joined the brightest stars in Philippine sports Saturday in the PSA Annual Awards Night held at One Esplanade in Pasay City Saturday.        

“Getting awards like this is really a big responsibility for me also to inspire other people para mag-perform well also,” said the 22-year-old power-hitter. 

 

Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo de Manila receives her third straight Philippine Sportswriters Association Miss Volleyball award Saturday in the PSA Annual Awards Night.

Posted by ABS-CBN Sports on Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

Valdez had a fruitful year in 2015 where she rallied the Lady Eagles to a repeat crown in the UAAP. The graduating Atenean also led the national team in the Asian U-23 Championships and in the country’s first volleyball participation in the 28th Singapore Southeast Asian Games after a decade of hiatus. 

Indeed, Valdez is the face of modern Philippine volleyball and as a highlight of her young illustrious career she was chosen as the country’s flag-bearer during the SEA Games traditional parade of delegates.

 

Philippine Sportswriters Association Miss Volleyball: Alyssa Valdez talks about her third straight recognition for the sport given by the country's oldest media organization in its Annual Awards Night Saturday.

Posted by ABS-CBN Sports on Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

Valdez said that the recognition, which she first won in the 2014 edition together with then De La Salle University captain Abigail Marano, further fuels her drive to improve and be a better version of herself in the year that was.          

“Pero as much ganoon ang nararamdaman ko na pressure I want this award to be like my motivation and inspiration to perform also better talaga,” she added.

Valdez shared the honor roll list – a total of 111 awardees - highlighted by World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight title holder Nonito Donaire Jr., long-time WBO light-flyweight champ Donnie Nietes, and Asian Tour winner Miguel Tabuena taking center stage to share the prestigious Athlete of the Year honor for their contributions for Philippine sports in 2015.

 

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