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Perpetual’s Ramirez, Dapol hailed NCAA 98 MVPs

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA has the top two players in the NCAA Season 98 Seniors Volleyball Tournament.

Louie Ramirez and Mary Rhose Dapol were crowned as the tournament Most Valuable Players on Friday at Filoil Ecooil Centre in San Juan City.

The 6-foot-1 wing spiker Ramirez was grateful and humbled to receive the award, but the job is not yet done for him as he wants to take the championship title early, especially on his birthday.

“Siyempre, gusto ko po makuha ‘yung championship ngayon araw po,” Ramirez answered when asked what present he wanted for his birthday in this game two.

“Siguro dinaan lang po namin sa training, at kung ano ‘yung mga sinasabi ng coaching staff namin at ng mga teammates namin — pinagiigihan lang namin para, [at] sa mga gantong awards bonus na lang din para sa amin players, so credits talaga sa team namin, hindi lang para sa akin ‘yung award na ‘to,” he continued.

Ramirez tallied 152 points built on 140 attacks, eight blocks, and four service aces in the elimination round.NCAA-98-WVB-MVP-Perpetual-Dapol Perpetual's Ramirez, Dapol hailed NCAA 98 MVPs AU CSB CSJL EAC LPU MIT NCAA News UPHSD Volleyball  - philippine sports news

Dapol, on the other hand, was also hailed as the best outside spiker, scoring a total of 155 points built on 127 attacks with a 35.5% success rate, along with six blocks and 30 aces.

The 23-year-old native of Lucena worked extra hard to level up her play and bring her team to a much greater height. However, they fell short against Lyceum.

Still, Dapol will continue to give her best for the Lady Altas.

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“Una po sa lahat, iniisip ko lang po kung ano kulang ko before season 97, then ‘yun po pinagtrabahuhan ko po siya ngayon season 98 na kung saan ako talaga kulang at ‘yung pupunan kong skills,” said Dapol.

“Siguro po, mai-maintain ko lang kung yung ano meron po ako, at dagdagan ko pa po kung ano ‘yung kulang ko,” she added.

Lady Altas’ Shaila Omipon was crowned Rookie of the Year, putting up 140 points on three blocks and 10 service aces, while teammate Tracy Andal was the Best Libero.

Fellow Altas Joshua Zareno and Tracy were awarded the Best Opposite Spiker and Best Libero, respectively. Zareno had 77 attacks on a 46.1% success rate, while Tracy had 141 digs averaging 5.2 per set.

Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Vince Himzon was hailed as the Men’s Rookie of the Year, tallying 145 points on 118 attacks, 21 blocks, and six aces.

He was also named the best middle blocker this season, with 21 kill blocks averaging 0.6 per set, while Jehtro Cabillan of Arellano University was given the second-best middle blocker award (25 kill blocks, averaging 0.9 per set).

Mapua University’s Barbie San Andres was crowned the best outside spiker and was also among the top scorers in the eliminations, producing a total of 155 attacks and averaging a 43.9% success rate. Meanwhile, Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Joshua Ramilio was awarded the second-best outside spiker (131 attacks on 41.1%).

EAC’s Lawrence Diones was the best libero this season (126 digs averaging 4.6 per set), while Adrian Villados of Arellano was the best setter (136 running sets, 478 stills sets averaging 5.4 percent per set)

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College of St. Benilde’s Gayle Pascual was awarded best opposite spiker (129 attacks on 45.2 success rate), while Jade Gentapa was called second best outside spiker this season (113 attacks on 42.9 success rate)

The Lady Chiefs’ Trina Abay was the best middle blocker, while Janeth Tulang of Lycuem of the Philippines University is second best.

Lyceum’s team captain Venice Puzon was the best setter for the second straight season.

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