Junior Tiger Spikers ascend to 2nd in UAAP
The Nazareth School of National University Bullpups won over the finals game against the UST Junior Spikers held at the Adamson University Gym on November 30, 2016. The latter shared the same fate as their female counterparts after losing to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 set to the NU BVT.
Dominating the Mythical Selection, the NU Bullpups were enthusiastic as they took home the title in their second straight championship. The Bullpups secured their title as the season’s champion after registering 31 kills, seven blocks, and five aces. “Naging hadlang yung experience kaya ganito nangyari ngayon. Hindi masyadong sanay yung mga bata sa ganito dahil ngayon na lang ulit kami nakapasok sa finals,” UST assistant coach Rommel Abella told the Social Media Club in an interview. Rey de Vega scored seven points whereas Captain Jhun Lorenz Señoron, who led their Game 2 win, scored just one point.
Furthermore, the Junior Spikers were happy to bring home three individual awards despite their loss in the finals. Team Captain Jhun Lorenz Señoron was declared Best Opposite Hitter while Rey De Vega was awarded Best Server for the UAAP Season 79 boys’ volleyball. On the other hand, Senior High School student Jaron Requinton seized the 2nd Best Middle Blocker award in his first year as a Thomasian.
Listed below are the complete set of awards in this season’s tournament.
- Best Server: Rey De Vega (UST)
- Best Libero: Menard Guerrero (NU)
- Best Setter: Diogenes Poquita III (NU)
- Best Opposite Hitter: Jhun Lorenz Señoron (UST)
- 2nd Best Middle Blocker: Jaron Requinton (UST)
- 1st Best Middle Blocker: Billie Jean Anima (NU)
- 2ND Best Outside Hitter: Shaun Christopher Ledesma (UE)
- 1st Best Outside Hitter: Lorence Cruz (NU)
- Rookie of the Year: Raymond Bryce De Guzman (DLSZ)
- Most Valuable Player (Conference): Lorence Cruz (NU)
- Finals MVP: Billie Jean Anima (NU)