UAAP Season 82: Nakaramdam din ako ng takot at kaba -- Nisperos
Mark Escarlote on Mar 05, 2020 07:38 AM
Siyempre we can never hide the fact na siyempre tao lang nakakaramdam rin ng kaba and takot. Pero seeing my teammates with me, like the journey we had parang yun yung helped me not to be scared kasi alam ko na magtutulungan kami -- Faith Nisperos
Just like any other freshman, Ateneo de Manila University’s Faith Nisperos didn’t deny that she felt a bit jittery in her debut with the defending champion Lady Eagles in the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament.
Good thing she had her teammates to lean on as the blue-chip recruit proved that she’s as good as advertised.
"Siyempre we can never hide the fact na siyempre tao lang nakakaramdam rin ng kaba and takot,” Nisperos admitted.
“Pero seeing my teammates with me, like the journey we had parang yun yung helped me not to be scared kasi alam ko na magtutulungan kami,” she added. “So na-overcome ko ‘yun."
The two-time high school Most Valuable Player recruited from Nazareth School of NU announced her arrival in the seniors’ division with a 10-point outing in the Lady Eagles’ 25-13, 25-17, 25-23 victory to open their title-retention bid.
“As everyone knows its really my dream [to play in Ateneo]. Of course, I felt a little nervous at first but then I know itong opportunity na ito is a blessing na ibinigay ni Lord,” she said. “What I feel is I’m very grateful na ibinigay niya ito sa akin.”
Nisperos received praises from head coach Oliver Almadro and graduating senior Kat Tolentino.
“I’m happy na nakapaglaro na siya but of course I’m saying to Faith also na she should deliver kung anong job at hand, it’s not about making a lot of points, it’s all about helping each other, for her helping her teammates to improve also and do their job,” said Almadro. “Siyempre masaya kasi finally nakakapaglaro na si Faith sa UAAP seniors. I’m really praying and convincing her to improve more and work harder.”
“She’s shown a lot of promise in practice so I’m excited with more games to come,” said Tolentino. “She did well in this game too.”
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