FORMER La Salle star player Aby Marano admitted missing playing alongside the Lady Spikers in their current campaign in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, but nonetheless feels proud of what her ‘babies’ have achieved so far.
“Nakaka-miss maglaro pero sobrang proud ako sa kanila,” the ever vocal former team leader shared to Spin.ph. “Kasi nakikita ko sila maglaro, kasi nag step-up yung mga bata. Dati mga baby mo lang, ngayon nakikita mo nagpo-provide na para sa team.”
The La Salle alumnus has all the reasons to be proud of the Lady Spikers, the former three-time champions who are currently unbeaten in the tournament and had only dropped two sets in five outings.
The Lady Spikers are currently in the solo lead with a 5-0 card, although defending champion and nemesis Ateneo is within striking distance at second with a 4-0 slate.
Although no longer with La Salle, Marano, who now works as corporate communications associate at Meralco, regularly watches the games live at The Arena as the venue is just near her office in Ortigas.
The 22-year-old middle spiker cannot help but to give a few pieces of advice to the players in between sets.
“After ng isang set, magsasalita ako paisa-isang tao, tapos pag nagawa naman nila `yung sinabi ko, masarap sa feeling. Sobrang proud as in proud ako sa kanila,” she said.
Marano, whose court antics earned her the monicker ‘Queen of Beast Mode,’ likewise try to cheer the team from the sidelines.
The Lady Spikers return to action after a long Christmas break as they go up against winless University of the East when the tournament resumes on January 4.