De Guzman wins NCAA men's volleyball MVP award

Mark Escarlote on Feb 07, 2017 04:14 PM
De Guzman wins NCAA men's volleyball MVP award
Johnvic De Guzman bags the 92nd NCAA men's volleyball Most Valuable Player award.

Graduating player Johnvic De Guzman of College of St. Benilde will finish his collegiate career with a fitting farewell gift after bagging the 92nd NCAA men’s volleyball competition Most Valuable Player award.

De Guzman received the season’s highest individual honor Tuesday in the awards rites before Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series between the Blazers and the defending champion Perpetual Help Altas.

The fifth year hitter, who scored 19 points Friday to lead the Blazers to a 25-17, 26-24, 25-17, win in the series opener,  bested Perpetual Help’s Rey Taneo Jr. for the award by amassing 117.419 overall statistical points compared to the Altas spikers’ 110.645 SPs.

De Guzman, also an actor who starred in the box office film Seklusyon during the Metro Manila Film Festival, also received the Best Opposite Spiker award.

San Beda College’s Adrian Viray was named 1st Best Outside Hitter while Arellano University’s John Joseph Cabillan got the 2nd Best Outside Hitter award.

Perpetual Help had two players in the honor roll with Jack Kalingking pocketing the Best Libero award with an impressive 59.18% efficiency rating on reception and an average of 3.68 digs per set. His teammate Relan Taneo won Best Setter in a runaway fashion with an average of 10.71 excellent sets per frame.

Wrapping up the list were Arellano’s Kevin Liberato (1st Best Middle Blocker), Limuel Patenio of San Beda (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Joshua Mina as Rookie of the Year.





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