WHILE she has yet to make up her mind on what’s next for her volleyball career, Bea De Leon is broadening her horizons by taking on a broadcast gig in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference.
De Leon called the BanKo versus Petro Gazz game on Wednesday at the Arena in San Juan City, her third time as guest analyst in the TV panel after taking on the role during the livestream of last year’s Reinforced Conference.
The Ateneo team captain, who ended her collegiate career by helping the Lady Eagles take the UAAP Season 81 championship, is thrilled to try new things.
“Thankfully, ABS-CBN got me to be a regular (broadcast analyst) for this conference. So hopefully, I’m looking into it, I’ll see first if it’s really for me or not but it’s good for me to try new things,” De Leon said. “I’m really trying to look for that also para hindi naman volleyball lang yung nagagawa ko.”
De Leon admitted that she prefers playing inside the court than breaking down the match from the sidelines and sharing her insights to television viewers.
“I think I’d rather play because this is very structured and you know syempre sa volleyball kailangan real time siya. It’s definitely not my comfort zone,” she said.
She also admits the jitters are still there, the reason she requested that volleyball commentator Synjin Reyes, her friend and a former student manager of the Lady Eagles, be her partner on the TV booth.
“I requested for him. I wanted to be comfortable nga para kilala na niya ako and I wouldn’t be shy to ask for pointers also,” the 5-foot-11 middle blocker said.
As for her playing career, De Leon said she hasn’t signed with any club team or league yet.
“I’m just really open trying new things,” De Leon said.