TRISHA Genesis believes that her rookie teammate Louie Romero is the real Collegiate Conference MVP of the Premier Volleyball League Season 3.
“Kay Louie yun, dapat kay Louie yun kasi 'di ko mapapalo kung 'di dahil sa kaniya e,” said the newly-crowned conference MVP Genesis, the league’s top scorer in the eliminations with 14.6 points per game, second in attacking with 39.46 percent efficiency and also in service with 0.81 ace per set.
Lady Falcons coach Lerma Giron also agreed to her sophomore spiker, “Hindi niya mapapalo lahat yun kung wala yung setter.”
Romero was crowned as Finals MVP as she orchestrated the brilliant plays that powered Adamson in sweeping University of Santo Tomas in their best-of-three Finals series
The rookie playmaker out of Kings’ Montessori, who delivered 24 excellent sets and seven points in their title-clinching three-set victory on Saturday at the Arena in San Juan City, was flattered when Genesis said that Romero should be double MVP.
“Siyempre kung wala 'yun receive nila, wala rin akong mase-set. So team effort talaga 'yun,” said Romero. “Himdi ko naman magagawa 'yung trabaho kung wala 'yung mga teammates ko. Ngayon, sa tulong nila, nase-set ko ng maayos 'yung bola.”
Romero, who topped the playmaking race with 6.75 excellent sets per frame, lost to the Lady Eagles’ sophomore setter Jaja Maraguinot for the Best Setter of the conference despite finishing second in playmaking with 6.39 excellent sets per frame.
But the young playmaker is already happy that the rookie-laden Lady Falcons accomplished their goal to rule the PVL Collegiate Conference.
“Hindi ko naman ine-expect na kahit wala akong award, okay lang talaga sa akin kasi 'yun nga, sabi ng mga coaches team muna bago sarili, bonus nalang talaga 'yung award na 'yun,” Romero said. “Mas maganda nang champion 'yung team kesa naman award ka lang kaya okay lang sa akin, tanggap ko naman.”