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    Former Lady Tigress Mozzy Ravena earns stripes as protective mom to family of athletes

    May 12, 2013

    OF the thousands who cheer their hearts out for Ateneo star player Kiefer Ravena,  one woman stands out.

    Mom Mozzy.

    A former University of Santo Tomas varsity volleyball player and now a well-known sports commentator, Mozzy said she considers her job as housewife the most important of all since she is able to be part of her children's journey every step of the way.

    "I think by being a housewife, when they were younger was the biggest sacrifice for me," Mommy Mozzy said. "But the most rewarding thing I did for them, I was able to be there when they were trying to achieve what they wanted to become."

    Sports, of course, runs in the blood of the Ravenas, and it's Mozzy's job to take care of the brood. Aside from Kiefer, there's Thirdy, who is one of the standouts of Ateneo's Blue Eaglets; Dani, a high school volleyball player; and of course dad Bong, a former PBA star and King Warrior of the University of the East.

    "We're all athletes in the family so we totally understand the game and what's involved," she said.

    While she's used to seeing the physicality on the court, Mozzy admits the worst part of being a mom to top athletes is worrying about injuries while the kids are on the court.

    "Pero ang iniisip ko lang talaga yung injury. Kay Kiefer man and sa team niya or sa kabila," said Mozzy. "Win or lose, basta walang injury masaya ako."

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    "Pag si Bong ang naglalaro mas relax ako. I know he can take care of himself, matanda na siya. Pero pag yung anak ko na mas kinakabahan ako," she added.

    But when things get out of hand, the usually calm and collected Mommy Mozzy never hesitates to show her stripes.

    "Pag may mananakit kay Kiefer, ay ibang usapan na 'yon," said the protective mom. "Isang Tiger at Warrior ang makakalaban nila."

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