SISI Rondina and Regine Arocha will be honored in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps Awards on Monday at the Amelie Hotel Manila in Malate, Manila.
University of Sto. Tomas’ Rondina and Arellano University’s Arocha have been named SportsVision Volleyball Players of the Year by the Collegiate Press Corps, composed of scribes from print and online outfits covering the NCAA and UAAP.
Rondina wrapped her fifth and last playing year as a Tigress by completing a three-peat in beach volleyball, giving UST its first gold medal in UAAP Season 81. Rondina delivered the Espana-based squad’s fourth sand court crown in five years while bagging for herself four Most Valuable Player awards.
The 5-foot-6 Rondina also led the young Tigresses indoor volleyball squad featuring star rookie Eya Laure to the finals, where they were beaten by the Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles.
Meanwhile, Arocha delivered the goods when needed the most for the Lady Chiefs in NCAA Season 94.
Arocha played clutch in the finals, leading Arellano to a thrilling series comeback win over Perpetual Help to complete the Lady Chiefs’ three-peat, while winning her second straight Finals MVP award.
Others to be feted are the National University women’s basketball team (Award of Excellence), Ateneo's Angelo Kouame and San Beda's Javee Mocon (Pivotal Players), Lyceum's CJ Perez and Adamson's Sean Manganti (Impact Players).
The event is presented by SportsVision and supported by Amelie Hotel, Rain or Shine, NorthPort, World Balance, Arellano, and AXA Team EDS.