Player of the Week: Majoy Baron of DLSU
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 13, 2017 04:37 PM
De La Salle University's Majoy Baron is ABS-CBN Sports' Player of the Week.
Fourth year player Majoy Baron has been a vital cog at the net for the defending champion De La Salle University.
The middle blocker may not have the swag to add color to her game but Baron is doing her job well for the Lady Spikers.
Proof of such was her performance in DLSU’s last two games.
After a devastating loss to archrival Ateneo de Manila at the close of the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball first round of eliminations, the Lady Spikers bounced back with back-to-back wins.
During the stretch, Baron averaged 10 points per game – a consistent norm after her 10.1 markers per outing in the Taft-based squad’s first seven games.
The Season 78 Best Blocker displayed a monster game Sunday when she scored 15 points with six coming off kill blocks in the Lady Spikers’ 25-21, 25-11, 15-25, 25-12, repeat win over the National University.
Her production helped DLSU improve its record to 7-2 and in the process earned the distinction as ABS-CBN Sports’ Player of the Week.
Baron outblocked the Lady Bulldogs, 6-4, and she collected her kill blocks from just 15 attempts showing her precision play in front of the net.
“Siguro nabasa ko lang ‘yung mga palo nila,” said the 22-year-old Baron. “Kasi ako ‘pag naka-block ako at natimingan ko siya parang sa next nakukuha ko lalo ‘yung timing once nabasa ko siya.”
Baron’s presence at the net made NU’s hitters bleed for attack points. She also did a great job by successfully keeping Lady Bulldogs tower 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago in check.
With Baron hounding her, Santiago was limited to only nine points.
Baron’s performance against the NU, which DLSU beat in straight sets in the first round, covered for her five-point outing last Wednesday in the Lady Spikers’ 25-5, 25-23, 25-23, rout of Far Eastern University.
She bested her teammate Kim Dy, University of Sto. Tomas’ Pam Lastimosa and setter Jia Morado and Jho Maraguinot of Ateneo de Manila for the recognition.