Former Ateneo star Alyssa Valdez all praise for Lady Eagles after win over DLSU
Santino Honasan on Apr 08, 2017 08:33 PM
"It revolves sa players. Not only one, but all the players." - Former Ateneo Lady Eagles star Alyssa Valdez
For the first time after five years of being on the front lines, former Ateneo Lady Eagle Alyssa Valdez was in attendance for her first Ateneo-La Salle match as a spectator, having missed the first round match-up because of her stint in Thailand.
The day couldn't have gone any better for Valdez, as she watched her Lady Eagles battle back from one set down to defeat the De La Salle Lady Spikers in four sets and lock up the first seed heading into the Final Four.
Valdez however revealed that she didn't do a whole lot of watching.
"I didn’t really look sa game kasi iba pag nasa labas ka, you’d rather really play, di talaga ako tumitingin, nanlalamig ako," Valdez said. "Mas-kinakabahan ako sa labas."
At the start of the season, many predicted that the Lady Eagles would dip, especially after losing the likes of Valdez and Amy Ahomiro, but the former three-time MVP would beg to differ.
"The system is still there, Coach Tai is still there, other girls, nadagdagan ng talent. Di naman yun sa kung may maaalis, definitely sa system na nagse-stay sa team."
"Ateneo is really adapting very well sa system na ginagawa ni Coach Tai." Valdez added.
Finishing at the top of the standings with a 12-2 record, it's pretty clear that the Lady Eagles are doing just fine in the post-Alyssa Valdez era.
"It revolves sa players. Not only one, but all the players." said Valdez.
The top-seeded Ateneo Lady Eagles face the fourth-seeded Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws on April 23rd, LIVE on S+A channel 23, S+A HD Sky Cable channel 166, and livestreaming on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestreaming/uaap