OK lang na di ko nakuha ang Best Setter -- Nabor
Paulit-ulit ko pong sinasabi na Ok lang po na walang individual award basta makuha po namin itong championship ulit -- NU setter Jasmine Nabor
National University playmaker Jasmine Nabor doesn’t mind not winning the Best Setter award in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference, as long as she holds the most important trophy of the tournament.
The Lady Bulldog lost the citation to Arellano University setter Rhea Ramirez, but Nabor still came up with a stellar performance Saturday night when she led NU’s offense in Game 2 of the best-of-three Finals against Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, to complete a tournament sweep at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
“OK lang naman po na hindi ko nakuha ang Best Setter,” said Nabor, who helped NU capture another Collegiate Conference title after ruling the defunct V-League’s last two editions in 2015 and 2016.
“Paulit-ulit ko pong sinasabi na Ok lang po na walang individual award basta makuha po namin itong championship ulit,” added Nabor, who was named Finals Most Valuable Player.
Nabor saw Ramirez run away with the Best Setter award almost an hour before NU trooped to the court for its ninth match in the tournament – a déjà vu of last year’s V-League Finals Game 2 when Ateneo de Manila University’s Jia Morado pocketed the citation. The Lady Bulldogs eventually bagged the title, with Nabor also walking away with the Finals MVP.
The third year playmaker made hitters Jaja Santiago, Jorelle Singh and Aiko Urdas look good as she tallied 45 excellent sets in NU’s 55 attack points while scoring six in the title clincher.
Nabor was emotional when her name was called to receive the Finals MVP award.
“Ito pong Finals MVP sobrang saya po kasi lahat po ng pinaghihirapan ko every training parang lahat ng pinapakingan ko sa mga teammates ko and sa coaches ko parang may kapalit,” said Nabor.
“Hindi ko po ini-expect na ako po (ang mananalo). Kasi sobrang sarap po sa feeling na champion kami tapos may award pa po akong nakuha,” she added.
Nabor also credited her teammates and coaches for the citation.
“Parang sobrang thankful po talaga ako, yun nga po gaya ng sinabi ni Ate Ja na parang kundi rin naman po dahil sa kanila di ko rin po makukuha ang dapat kong makuha,” she said. “And sa mga coaches ko po na nainiwala po ako sa mga tinuturo po nila every training.”
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