UAAP Volleyball: The happiest players from Season 80

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 10, 2018 12:33 PM
UAAP Volleyball: The happiest players from Season 80
We look at some of the happiest moments from our volleybelles from season 80.

It has been a roller coaster season for UAAP women's volleyball. 

There have been upsets, unbelievable moments, and clearly, the fans had fun. And so did the players. These players not only showed intensity, but their lighter side, making the heaviest moments of the game lighter with a simple smile and some wacky antics.

We look at some of the happiest (and funniest) volleybelles from season 80.


Risa Sato, NU Lady Bulldogs

Following the NU Lady Bulldogs' win over the UE Lady Warriors, the Fil-Japanese volleybelle, known for her calm and colllected demeanor was speechless as they ended a five-game losing streak, which guarantees them to at least a playoff for the fourth and final spot.

See as she struggled to talk but was carrying a big, big smile that signified them dodging a big bullet.

The middle blocker also displayed her bubbly personality for our Quick Set interview.


Des Cheng, DLSU Lady Spikers

The fifth-year veteran drew mixed reactions from the fans for the signature DLSU "swag", but the Lady Spiker explained that it was all for fun and was not personal.

Throughout the season, we saw the senior give out so many entertaining reactions, which merits another look from our cameras, and from us as well.

And of course, 'Swaggy D' did not spare her teammates from her antics.


Carly Hernandez, FEU Lady Tamaraws

Carly Hernandez has been doing a great job for the third-place Lady Tams. As a service specialist, Hernandez goes into games and delivers much-needed points for a boost in FEU's offense.

Her classic 'paypay' reaction after scoring for the Morayta-based squad has captured the internet and our hearts.


Judith Abil, UE Lady Warriors

UE Lady Warrior Judith Abil has been playing big for the Rod Roque-mentored squad. She was an integral part in UE's upset wins this season, and along with Kath Arado, have headlined big things for them.

Who wouldn't feel like the Queen after delivering three straight service aces for her team?

When you have a strong start against a strong team, you ought to react like that.


Ponggay Gaston, Ateneo Lady Eagles

The ever-energetic Ponggay Gaston has been the human representation of coach Tai Bundit's "Happy, happy" mentality. Her infectious personality has been well-known throughout the league and always makes a televsion-worthy act that makes her one of the happiest players in the league.

Even though she's on the court, 

or not, 

Ponggay Gaston's mantra has kept us entertained throughout the wild UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament. 

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