These days, Mozzy Ravena is known to most as mom to three bright young athletes: Kiefer, who plays for NLEX in the PBA; Thirdy, who’s gearing up to play for the Japan B.League in October, and Dani, who’s a star player for the Ateneo Lady Eagles. All three siblings have become well-known players in their respective sports, and their mom’s been there for them along the way.
In this episode of Spin Sidelines, which is now brought to you as a podcast as well, Mozzy Ravena dishes on the dynamics within one of Filipino sports’ most famous families. She talks about what it was like to raise her kids with a love for sports, and how she and her husband, Bong Ravena, helped each of them through the inevitable challenges.
But before she was mom to three star athletes, Mozzy was also a renowned volleyball player herself. Also in this episode, she talks about her college days, playing for the University of Sto. Tomas, where she was part of a string of seven consecutive championships. Crucial to that reign was coach August Santamaria, who Mozzy describes as “really ahead of his time.”
Listen to our conversation with Mozzy about her family and her days as a volleyball player in the podcast above.