F2 Logistics standout Kalei Mau emerged as the Most Valuable Player, the best scorer, and more importantly, a champion in the recently concluded Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference.
For the first time in six conferences, the Cargo Movers faced an unfamiliar foe in the best-of-three finals series, as Cignal put up a threat early on. But for Kalei’s father, Steven, he knew that she will be the winner even before the tournament started.
“From the very beginning to the end, I knew she will win,” he said.
After a thrilling series opener, F2 Logistics needed only three sets to demolish the HD Spikers with Kalei leading the way for the Cargo Movers. During the awarding ceremony, Kalei rushed to her dad and grandmother, who flew all the way to the Philippines from Hawaii just for the finals.
As proud as a dad can be, Steven couldn’t ask for anything more. He shared, “But I expected it, as a father I saw how she’s been an athlete since she was a kid and now she’s at this level. It’s expected by me as a father. I love it, I love it. That’s what we live for, we are so close in our ohana, in our family.”
“When you think positive things and you bring it to fruition, it’s gonna happen,” the 47-year-old proud father said, adding he always believed that Kalei will go places especially with her family’s support. “But if you think negative then you distract it from happening, you block it from happening.”
Kalei became the fourth player in a F2 Logistics jersey to be named league MVP after Ara Galang (2018 Invitational), Venezuelan MJ Perez (2017 Grand Prix), and Dawn Macandili (All-Filipino Conference).