NCAA Season 94: Almodiel, Ebuen bag MVP honors
Mark Escarlote on Feb 08, 2019 01:48 PM
Necole Ebuen of Arellano University and Joebert Almodiel of University of Perpetual Help bagged the Most Valuable Player in the NCAA Season 94 women's and men's volleyball divisions, respectively.
Necole Ebuen of two-time defending champion Arellano University bested the rest of the field with her impressive performance during the elimination round to bag the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Most Valuable Player award.
The Lady Chiefs sophomore, who claimed the rookie of the year award last year, received her recognition Friday before Game 2 of the women’s best-of-three Finals between Arellano U and University of Perpetual Help at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Ebuen averaged 13.6 points per game and was a consistent contributor both on offense and defense as she helped the Lady Chiefs win their first eight games and eventually advance into the championship round for the third straight year. The hitter also stepped up bit time with veteran Regine Arocha struggling with her form throughout the elims.
Ebuen also claimed the Best Opposite Spiker award as the only Arellano U player to make the list of individual awardees this year.
Other winners were Cindy Imbo of University of Perpetual Help (1st Best Outside Spiker); San Beda University’s Cesca Racraquin (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Daryl Racraquin (Best Libero) and Lynne Matias (Best Setter and Rookie of the Year); Rachel Austero of College of St. Benilde (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Bien Juanillo of Lyceum of the Philippines University (2nd Best Middle Blocker).
Meanwhile, outside hitter Joebert Almodiel of repeat-seeking Perpetual continued his dominance in the men’s division by pocketing his second straight MVP recognition.
The sophomore, who was named Rookie of the Year last season, also received the 1st Best Outside Spiker award.
Ruvince Abrot of College of St. Benilde got the RoY award this season.
Altas star Ronniel Rosales got the 1st Best Middle Blocker award while Joshua Mina (2nd Best Outside Spiker) and Joshua Magadan (Best Libero) of Emilio Aguinaldo College; CSB’s Francis Basilan (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Kevin Magsino (Best Setter) and Jesrael Liberato (Best Opposite Spiker) of Arellano U wrap up the rest of the awardees.
In the juniors division, Letran’s Christian Dela Cruz snatched the MVP and 1st Best Outside Spiker honors.
Perpetual’s Noel Kampton and Kirth Rosos got the 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker, respectively. LPU’s Yoj Pabiton (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Michael Escallar (Best Setter); Lance de Castro of San Beda (Best Libero) and John Paolo Lorenzo of Letran (Best Opposite Spiker) also pocketed individual recognitions. Eljie Jaballa of San Beda was named RoY.
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