UAAP Season 82: UAAP volleyball players react to Season 82 cancellation

Mark Escarlote on Apr 08, 2020 03:02 PM
 UAAP volleyball players react to Season 82 cancellation
Here are some of the reactions of UAAP volleyball stars on the cancellation of Season 82.

The UAAP cancelled the rest of Season 82 including the centerpiece volleyball competition amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Tuesday.

The crowd-drawing second semester sporting event ran for only a week or a total of four playdates since its delayed opening last March 3.

Some teams played for two games while De La Salle University and Adamson University only had one outing each before the UAAP suspended all events with an intention resuming action by May.

But with the COVID-positive cases still on the rise and the death toll already reaching more than a hundred, the government extended the enhanced community quarantine to April 30.

Although the decision of the UAAP Board to scrap the season was for the safety and welfare of everyone saying that ‘the conditions for the resumption of UAAP Season 82 can no longer be met’, players and fans couldn’t help but feel disappointed.  

Here are some of the reactions of volleyball stars on the cancellation of the season.

University of Sto. Tomas sophomore Eya Laure's Twitter post perfectly summed up the collective feelings of all UAAP volleyball players and fans upon hearing the heartbreaking news.

It was a devastating news for Tigresses EJ Laure, who only played two games in her return stint after missing two straight seasons because of a shoulder injury.

Ateneo de Manila University rookie Faith Nisperos was looking forward for a better season next year.  

It was truly a sad day for Lady Eagles libero Dani Ravena.

Kat Tolentino bid farewell to the blue and white.


Thanks for the memories???? Stay safe everyone ????

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National University senior Risa Sato, who returned to action after missing last year's edition for her swan song, bid adieu to the UAAP.

Senior Mean Mendrez of University of  the East also took a final bow.

Adamson University rookie setter Louie Romero was looking forward to Season 83 and the return of injured teammates Chiara Permentilla and Lucille Almonte. 

National men's volleyball team member and graduating NU libero Ricky Marcos described the pain of learning that the season has ended.

Blue Eagles star Ron Medalla was still thankful for a good season albeit cut short.


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