Life is filled with unexpected blessings. Majoy Baron can attest to that.
For the past couple of months, Baron has been formidably reliable. Amidst a near round-the-clock grind, the 5-foot-11 defensive stalwart has been giving it her all on the Taraflex — be it as an F2 Logistics Cargo Mover or as a contingent of the Philippines.
Now, all of Baron’s good deeds for her club team and her beloved country have returned in ways beyond her expectations.
“Ang daming blessings binigay ni Lord sa akin this year,” the soft-spoken native of Concepcion, Tarlac gushed. “‘Di ako makapaniwala.
Well, who wouldn’t?
Just like any other athlete, all Baron wants to do is support her team to the best of her abilities, while taking her game to a higher level. But while doing so, she has received recognition after recognition, left and right.
Baron turned heads in two legs of the ASEAN Grand Prix, receiving a pair of Best Middle Blocker awards. Less than a month later, the former standout of La Salle hoisted her sixth overall PSL Best Middle Blocker plum. Then came her first conference Most Valuable Player award, adding another feather to her cap.
As elating as the honors were, though, Baron knows that those are all but “rewards” for sparing no effort to help her team reach greater heights.
“Actually ‘yung mga awards na ‘yan, parang reward lang ‘yan, pero hindi ko talaga siya iniisip masyado,” the 23-year-old admitted.
“Kasi ‘yung effort lang din talaga ang ibibigay ko every time, and kung masuklian man, magiging thankful ako dun, pero mas focused ako on improving every time.”
With all that already in her rearview mirror, Baron now sets her sights on her tour of national duty for the 30th Southeast Asian Games. She, along with the rest of the country’s contingents, will undergo a training camp in Japan which starts next week.
“Excited din ako sa camp, excited din akong maayos namin ‘yung national team. Excited din akong mag-SEA Games kasi first SEA Games ko ever.”
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