Meet the heartthrobs of NCAA menís volleyball
Barry Viloria on Jan 15, 2016 04:35 PM
Poster boys, anyone? (Photo taken from Howard Mojica's Facebook account)
What is about athletes who inevitably become celebrities? Talent, and, sometimes, it’s their (good) looks. No rocket science needed there. The Arena in San Juan is fast becoming part of this phenomenon, as it happens to the newest hotspot of star athletes—particularly of the NCAA, one of the biggest collegiate leagues in the country. A batch of champion-skilled, hard-spiking heartthrobs has risen there. And they’ve have earned themselves a rock star level of popularity on campus—and beyond.
Meet some of the best-looking men’s volleyball players of the NCAA out there. (Special thanks to our Volleyball editor Mark Escarlote, who did the initial research for this. Yes, you may blame him if you have violent reactions. Lol.)
Perpetual Altas’ Bonjomar Castel
One of the guys responsible for giving Peps the twice-to-beat advantage earlier is this bungisngis of a captain, who was also part of the country’s representative team at the Asian Volleyball Confederation men’s club championship last year.
CSB Blazers’ John Vic De Guzman
The 6’2” moreno is the captain of his Final Four contender squad, and was instrumental in boosting them to the finals last season (but fell to EAC, in the end). He is still much of a darling outside the NCAA, particularly in and in the national team and the PLDT Home Ultera Ultra Fast Hitters, together with Mojica and under Coach Odjie Mamon.
San Beda Red Spikers’ Mark Christian Enciso
Meet the guy responsible for taking Beda to the Final Four—from being winless season!
LPU Pirates’ Aram Abrencillo
Remember when EAC lost to LPU last month—a shocking victory over the defending champs that saw them delivering an erratic play? The quick, spare Abrencillo was one of the key players behind it!
Arellano Chiefs’ Kenneth Aliyacyac
Although recently out of the competition, AU will go on to remember the heroics of their high-flying star!
EAC Generals’ Howard Mojica
Lean and mean on the court, Mojica is that humble guy with big dreams and great talent to achieve those. Last season’s MVP was also the Best Scorer and Best Attacker awardee, and was obviously the hero in their first men’s volleyball title that time. His recent performance really might just win him a back-to-back, who knows?
How about the rest of the other teams’ star players! Here are JRU Bombers’ Joshua Manzanas, Mapua Cardinals Dion Canlas, Letran’s Bobby Gatdula, and San Sebastian Stags’ Richard Tolentino!