Cabanos is especially attached to younger brother

ABS-CBN Sports on May 25, 2017 02:42 PM
Cabanos is especially attached to younger brother
Creamline Cool Smasher Alexine Cabanos (No. 13) had competed in many sports – taekwondo, badminton, football and volleyball – from grade school to high school before she concentrated in volleyball in the university as a member of the Santo Tomas Growling Tigresses. (Photo by Justine Dizon)

A soft warmth won’t fail to steal through your heart listening to how Alexine Cabanos of the Creamline Cool Smashers cares ever so deeply for her younger brother, a special child and her only sibling.  

She doesn’t only talk about Ethan, 15, the center of the Cabanos family, with overflowing affections and pride. She’ll make you feel she’ll always be around for him in a way that is meaningful and lasting.       

It was Ethan’s condition who had given Alexine the compelling motivation to take up and finish Speech & Language Pathology in the University of Santo Tomas. She continues to play volleyball this time around in a commercial league after her recent graduation from the UAAP with an added purpose.  

“I want to inspire my brother to get more involved in sports,” says Alexine, 23, and who now works as a speech and language pathologist in Paranaque City, one who deals with people with speech problems. “My parents and I think it will be good for Stephen if he spends more time in sports for all its therapeutic effects.”

On her ongoing stint in the Premier Volleyball League, another undertaking of Sports Vision in cooperation with Asics as its official league partner and Mikasa as its official game ball, Alexine says she couldn’t be any happier. 

Alternately used in her last season with the Tigresses in the UAAP, she gets to play as the No. 1 setter of Creamline, which means she’s on the court throughout the Cool Smashers’ every game. Besides that, Alexine says she “…feels honored to have as teammates a few great players.” She singles out superstar Alyssa Valdez, whom she describes as “genuinely warm and very down-to-earth.”   

It was her very first volleyball mentor in La Salle-Zobel, Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro who recruited her for the Cool Smashers, says the creamy-complexioned daughter of an industrial engineer and a marketing specialist from Muntinlupa, Rizal.     

Alexine played taekwondo in Grade 3, badminton in Grade 4, and from Grade 5 up till she graduated from La Salle-Zobel high school, she competed in both football and volleyball.

She concentrated in volleyball upon her enrollment in UST as a student-athlete.

Though gainfully employed now as a speech and language pathologist, she says she will continue to play volleyball for as long as a commercial club will have her.

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