UAAP 80 Men’s Volleyball: Will Marck Espejo play in Japan?

ABS-CBN Sports on May 02, 2018 07:10 PM
UAAP 80 Men’s Volleyball: Will Marck Espejo play in Japan?
Five-time UAAP Men's Volleyball MVP Marck Espejo says he's received offers to play abroad.

Five-time UAAP Men’s Volleyball Player and Ateneo de Manila University star Marck Espejo bid goodbye to his collegiate career after he and the Blue Eagles absorbed a four-set defeat to National University in the deciding Game 2 of the Men’s Volleyball Finals on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.

While it wasn’t the fairytale ending that Espejo would have liked, it doesn’t make his UAAP career any less impressive.

Five MVP honors, three championships, and a handful of other individual awards records set have made Espejo’s stay in Ateneo definitely a remarkable one.

Now that he’s done with the Blue and White, what’s next for the men’s volleyball phenom?

During the post-match press conference, Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro gave the media a hint at what’s on the horizon for Espejo.

“Going to the next chapter of their life, they’re playing with me sa Cignal (in the Premier Volleyball League),” Almadro said of Espejo and graduating setter Ish Polvorosa.

“Marck sana matuloy siya sa abroad, and of course the national team.” Almardo continued.

Wait, wait, wait…did Coach O say “abroad”?

Of course, Espejo was asked to shed some more light on the breaking news, so to say.

“Sa career abroad, may offer. Pero syempre di pa naman sure kasi wala pang final decision. Wala pang signing contract pero may mga nag-offer na.” said Espejo.

While Espejo couldn’t say too much about this yet, Coach O added that it’s a team from Japan, and that they’ll be making an announcment about it on the future.

“They really want a big press conference and I’m sure everybody will be there and then they really want to invite everybody in the Philippines to know that team. It’s a huge team in Japan.”

While we may have seen the last of Marck Espejo in the collegiate ranks, it looks like he’ll still be flying high in the pros, both in the Philippines and abroad as well, which really shouldn't come as a surprise. 

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