REMY Palma is still pleased with Far Eastern University’s finish, noting that they have shown much improvement from last season and that she sees them contending for the title next season.
Although the Lady Tamaraws fell in the semifinals, Palma is proud FEU managed to force twice-to-beat La Salle into a deciding match before fading.
"Hindi nakakahiya ang third place namin, pinaghirapan namin 'to, although nag-fall short kami. Pero ganon talaga eh, hindi pa siguro ito ang time para sa amin. Maybe next year?" Palma told Spin.ph.
"Yes, heads up pa rin kami, wala naman kami title na dapat i-defend at isa pa, malaking malaking opportunity talaga na maka-third place kami at babaunin namin 'yun next year," she added.
FEU finished a couple of spots out of the semifinal placings in Season 75, lost in a playoff for No. 4 in Season 76 and last season the Lady Tamaraws bowed out at the first stage of the stepladder semis.
Palma is confident next year will mark their return to final after last making it to the title series in Season 71. FEU he won its last women’s volleyball title in Season 70.
"Kung ano ang ginawa namin ngayon mas dodoblehin, kung hindi titriplehin, pa namin," Palma said, proud to have pushed La Salle to a decider.
FEU retains its core for next season with incoming fifth year Palma, Bernadeth Pons, Toni Basas and Jerrili Malabanan.
"Next year alam na ng mga tao na may ilalakas pa kami at least alam ng tao na ganitong klase kami maglaro, may puhunan na kami for next year," she said.
"Natutunan ko maging mature, 'di lang sa paglalaro kungdi pati sa sarili ko. Kasi ang volleyball 'di naman 'yan paglalaro lang eh, nadedevelop dyan ang attitude mo inside and outside the court," she said.
"Ang saya lang kasi minsan aayaw ka na, susuko ka na, pero babalik at babalik ka sa paglalaro ng volleyball kasi hinding-hindi mo siya mabibitawan."