Pablo claims Open Conference MVP plum
Myla Pablo of Pocari Sweat takes the Open Conference Most Valuable Player award.
Myla Pablo of Pocari Sweat outclassed other top performers in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference to walk away with the Most Valuable Player award Saturday.
The former National University standout topped the scoring category by a hairline after accumulating 143 points to edge out University of the Philippines Diana Carlos' 142.
Pablo landed at second spot in attack percentage with 39.75% success rate behind Pau Soriano of Creamline, who registered 41.84%.
The Lady Warrior finished the elimination round at no. 9 in kill blocks (0.42 per set) as she led Pocari Sweat to a spot in the semifinals and eventually tow the reigning Reinforced Conference champion squad back in the Finals against a familiar foe in BaliPure.
Pablo, the import-laden conference’s Finals MVP, also took home the 1st Best Outside Spiker citation.
Grethcel Soltones of BaliPure claimed the 2nd Best Outside Spiker while Jeannette Panaga of Pocari Sweat and Risa Sato of the Water Defenders bagged the 1st and 2nd Best Middle Blocker awards, respectively.
Iari Yongco of Philippine Air Force got the Best Opposite Hitter award while veteran Mel Gohing pocketed another Best Libero recognition.
Creamline playmaker Jia Morado eclipsed BaliPure’s Jasmine Nabor for the Best Setter plum.
Morado averaged 13 excellent sets per frame compared to Nabor’s 11.28.
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