MARCK Espejo has been an inspiration for the Ateneo women’s volleyball team members, who are confident the former King Eagle and his club will soon break through in the Japan league.
Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler suffered two straight-sets losses to start the season and are in joint ninth in the 10-team V.Premier League, but former Eagles head coach and now Lady Eagles mentor Oliver Almadro is proud of Espejo’s performances.
“Shoutout kay Marck Espejo dumating man sa kanya ito we’re very proud of him and goosebumps kami sa ginagawa niya,” said Almadro.
“Marck you’re doing a good job we’re proud of you.”
“Inspiration yan ng women’s team ko si Marck Espejo. We’re watching his game, we’re watching his highlights,” Almadro added.
Ateneo senior player Maddie Madayag agreed.
“(He’s) one of our inspirations keep up the good work,” said Madayag, whose team recently took down Alyssa Valdez and Creamline in five sets last Sunday at the Batangas City Coliseum.
Espejo has played in local club competitions and admits it is way tougher in Japan’s most prestigious league.
“Sobrang saya syempre pero mahirap din, first international club league ko, sobrag iba yung ambience and level nung league if i-compare sa Philippines,” the five-time UAAP MVP said through his manager Mark Salamat of Virtual Playground.
“Sa pag adjust naman siyempre mahirap sa start pero kung gusto mo naman ginagawa mo makaka adjust ka naman kaagad diba? Masaya and very approachable ang team,” he said.
Espejo showed fine form even as Weisse Adler got swept by Toray Arrows and Nagano Tridents over the weekend.
Weisse Adler tries anew against unbeaten teams Toyota Gosei Trefuerza (2-0) on November 3 and JTEKT (2-0) on November 4.