POCARI Sweat top hitter Myla Pablo and Cignal star Marck Espejo emerged as MVPs of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.
Pablo, who bags her second MVP trophy after winning the top individual award in last year’s Open Conference, also claimed the second best outside spiker award.
“Ako sa sarili ko nagulat ako na ako ang tinawag na MVP kasi ang ano talaga akala namin si Alyssa talaga (ang MVP). Kasi si Alyssa naman talaga ang maganda ang ipinakita,” said Pablo.
Although she didn’t reach the finals, Pablo was happy to steer her team to the semifinals before she sustained a back injury before the do-or-die match in the last four.
“Ako hindi naman ako nakapaglaro sa do-or-die so hindi ko in-expect na tinawag ako na MVP,” she said. “Ako naman masaya ako kasi nakuha ko ang MVP and kahit papaano natulungan ko ang mga teammates ko na makapasok sa semis kahit bigo kami for the finals.”
Creamline trio Alyssa Valdez, Michele Gumabao, Jia Morado also bagged their respective individual awards. Valdez was the first best outside spiker, Michele Gumabao was the best opposite spiker and Morado was the best setter.
Pablo’s teammate Jeanette Panaga was the first best middle blocker, Joy Dacoron of BanKo Perlas was the second best middle blocker and Lizlee Ann Gata-Pantone of PayMaya was the best libero.
BanKo Perlas’ prolific reinforcement Kia Bright, who scored 41 points in a single match, was given recognition as the player with the most points in the conference, while PayMaya’s Tess Rountree was the named best foreign guest player.
Meanwhile, Espejo, who bagged his second MVP in the league, was also named as the first best outside spiker.
Air Force’s Fauzi Ismail was the second best outside spiker, Cignal’s Rex Intal was first best middle blocker, Vice Co.’s JP Bugaoan was second best middle blocker and three PLDT’s John Vic de Guzman was best opposite spiker and his teammates Rence Melgar and Ronchette Villegas were the best libero and best setter, respectively.