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Bali Pure’s Lady Bullpups learning a lot from ‘Ate’ Janisa Johnson



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The Bali Pure-National University Water Defenders are on a roll in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, thanks mostly to high-flying import Janisa Johsnon.

Since the diminutive open hitter suited up for the Water Defenders, they have gone undefeated. Johnson has averaged 29.3 points in three games.

Bali Pure head coach Babes Castillo has been incredibly complimentary of Johnson.

“I love the way she plays. She’s quick, she’s very athletic and she has a great attitude,” said Castillo, who pointed out the former French league MVP’s role in helping develop her young teammates.

Bali Pure employs a majority of the four-time UAAP Girl’s Volleyball champions NSNU Lady Bullpups. Castillo commends Johnson for embracing her mentoring role.

“She’s been very receptive with helping out our players. Playing with someone of her caliber will surely help everyone on the team,” beamed Castillo.

“I’ve been more of their ‘ate’,” quipped Johnson.

“I didn’t have the type of support system that these girls have growing up. So, anything I can do to help, I’m more than happy to deliver. They’re great players too for their age.”

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.