THE boos and he bashing are the least of Mika Reyes' concerns as she looks to bring home a championship in her final season with the La Salle Lady Spikers.
Reyes has emerged as a central figure in the Lady Spikers' quest to wrest back a UAAP women's volleyball title they last won three years ago, thanks to her strength in the net and infectious fighting spirit.
She played a key role in the 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 victory over defending champion Ateneo is on Saturday and her animated on-court celebration has become a favorite target on social media for rival fans.
But Reyes couldn't care less.
“Actually, hindi siya bago sa akin, ever since first year ganoon na talaga sila sa akin,” said the comely middle blocker, who is in her fifth and final season with the Taft-based squad.
“And syempre, as a player naman ‘di ko siya tine-take seriously and kahit sino namang crowd, it’s their way para i-cheer ‘yung school nila. Ako wala naman akong kaso doon, ganoon talaga sila.”
The pride of Pulilan, Bulacan is determined to end a two-year drought and end her collegiate career with a championship when they meet the Lady Eagles again in Game Two on Wednesday at MOA Arena.
“Last na ito, ibibigay ko na talaga ang best ko. Lahat lahat talaga,” she said. “Kailangan namin makapag-prepare within two days.
“Syempre fifth playing year ko na, wala nang sixth year, ito na talaga ang last. Pero ito na siya, kailangan ko nang harapin,” she added.