Valdez makes history with third V-League Conference MVP award
Mark Escarlote on Nov 14, 2016 07:13 PM
Alyssa Valdez of Bureau of Customs won her third Conference Most Valuable Player award.
Superstar Alyssa Valdez added another milestone in her colorful volleyball career as the Bureau of Customs’ open hitter took the honor as the player with the most number V-League Conference Most Valuable Player awards.
The Transformers skipper bagged her third MVP recognition Monday night before the start of the Reinforced Conference Finals Game 2 of BoC and Pocari Sweat at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
The 23-year-old former Ateneo de Manila Queen Eagle surpassed other great volleybelles that showcased their talents in the 13-year old league.
Valdez, a two-time UAAP champion and three-time UAAP MVP, eclipsed the likes of local stars Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mary Jean Balse, Suzanne Roces, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Dindin Santiago and guest players Lithawat Kesinee and Jaroensri Bualee of Thailand who each won two conference MVPs.
Valdez, who pocketed her first two conference MVPs last year in the Open (playing for PLDT) and Collegiate (with Ateneo) tournaments, was also awarded with the 1st Best Outside Spiker award.
University of Sto. Tomas’ power-hitting ace EJ Laure copped the second best outside spiker plum, while BaliPure’s Denden Lazaro took the best libero trophy. Other awardees in the season-ending conference were Pocari Sweat’s Fil-Am playmaker Iris Tonelada (best setter). UST’s Ria Meneses (first best middle blocker), BoC’s Lilet Mabbayad (second best middle blocker), Pocari Sweat skipper Michelle Gumabao (best opposite spiker) and Pocari Sweat reinforcement Breanna Mackie (best foreign guest player).
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