Jet Spiker Abdilla earns MVP award in return from injury

Jet Spiker Abdilla earns MVP award in return from injury
Returning Ranran Abdilla of Philippine Air Force bags the PVL Reinforced Conference men's division Most Valuable Player award.

Philippine Air Force star Ranran Abdilla announced his return into volleyball scene with consistency in his game, showing no rust after being sidelined for almost two years because of a knee injury.

The airman second class topped the statistics race in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference to bag the men’s division Most Valuable Player award Tuesday.

Abdilla, who went down with a muscle tear on his knee back in 2015, averaged 13 points per game in the elimination round, landing at third place in the scoring category while leading the Jet Spikers to four wins in five games in the round before eventually towing Air Force in the Finals. 

The Bongao, Tawi-tawi native posted a 42.98% success rate on attacks, averaged 0.40 kill blocks per set and topped the service department with 0.47 aces per frame.     

Joining him in the list of individual awards winners are Mark Gil Alfafara of Cignal (1st Best Outside Spiker), Air Force’s Fauzi Ismail (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Philippine Army’s Jayvee Sumagaysay (1st Best Middle Blocker), Instituto Estetico Manila’s Greg Dolor (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Edward Camposano of Sta. Elena (Best Opposite Spiker).

Cignal’s Vince Mangulabnan ended up with the Best Setter award after averaging 9.47 excellent sets per frame while Rence Melgar of IEM bagged the Best Libero award from his 4.11 excellent digs per set and 60.28% reception efficiency.



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