Tigresses Jessey De Leon, Rica Rivera can stun both on, and off the court
ABS-CBN Sports on May 08, 2018 09:53 PM
Watch them trade their casual, laidback style for something edgier and party-ready!
The University of Santo Tomas has one of the most decorated women's volleyball programs in Philippine collegiate history.
Aside from 15 total championships in the women's division, UST has also produced countless volleybelles who banner the fierce Tigress spirit anywhere they go.
Among them are former middle blocker Jessey De Leon, and current starter Rica Jane Rivera.
Both highly-regarded in their positions as modern-day torchbearers of UST's proud tradition of success in the sport, De Leon and Rivera can also carry themselves beyond the four corners of a volleyball court.
De Leon is nothing short of a renaissance woman, with her undeniable knack for multi-dimensional mastery of any craft she choses, be it in sports, or her studies.
As an architecture graduate, De Leon has built herself a solid foundation when she does decide to hang up her sneakers.
And there's more. She has a growing business, an online store for fans of star collegiate athletes in the Philippines that specialize in bags and other accessories.
Clearly, Jessey sets herself apart from other successful student-athletes, though, is her relentless drive to keep taking on challenges and finding areas where her smarts, and passion collide to create something beautiful.
Meanwhile, Rivera, a part of the UST squad who finished with a lowly 4-10 record this season, has always been a steady presence for the Tigresses.
After a promising start to the season, UST's campaign took a wrong turn when Rica, and rookie of the year awardee Milena Alessandrini went down with injuries.
The Tigresses struggled mightily but Rivera and Alessandrini returned just in time to help UST rack up another couple of wins to end their season 80.
This season will always be a huge 'what if' for UST. But Rivera became the epitome of the Tigresses' undying spirit.
After going down and rising back up, Rivera fought hand-in-hand with her teammates as they get ready for a better outing next season.
Jessey and Rica have shown the confidence worthy of a Tigress each time they have taken the court for the black and gold. And now, it’s time to watch them exude a different kind of pride as they kill it in the fashion department, thanks to H&M Philippines.
See De Leon and Rivera in their volleybelle off-duty looks. Watch them trade their casual, laidback style for something edgier and party-ready!