JOSE Rizal University standout Shola Alvarez bagged the Most Valuable Player award in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.
The graduating hard-hitting spiker, who averaged 21.3 points per match in the elimination round, led JRU to its first-ever Final Four stint in the league.
“Isa siya sa nasa top sa stats and very deserving siya roon sa MVP,” said Lady Bombers coach Mia Tioseco .
“Sobrang proud kami sa kanya dahil dumating siya sa amin after five minutes ayaw na mag-jog kasi hinihingal na, hinihika. Now look where she is right now as one of the top players sa NCAA. So we’re really proud of her,” she added.
Necole Euben of Arellano University won Rookie of the Year honors, while Jovielyn Prado won first best outside spiker award and Regine Arocha bagged the best opposite spiker title.
Although they fall short of the semifinals, San Sebastian College volleybelles won individual awards — Joyce Sta. Rita the second best middle blocker, Alyssa Eroa the best libero and Vira Guillema the best setter title.
University of Perpetual Help's Lourdes Clemente was the first best middle blocker and Dolly Verzosa from JRU the second best outside spiker.
In the men’s division, Joebert Almodel of Perpetual Help was hailed Rookie-MVP.
Almodel, also the first best outside spiker, led the Altas to a perfect run in elimination round and will face Arellano University in the finals starting on Friday.
Arellano's Christian dela Paz and Kevin Liberato bagged the awards for second best outside spiker and first best middle blocker, respectively.
Limuel Patenio of San Beda University was the second best middle blocker and his teammate Mark Enciso was the best opposite spiker.
Perpetual Help defense specialist and national team member Jack Kalingking was the best libero and Altas playmaker Warren Catipay won the best setter title.
Meanwhile, Kirth Rosos of Perpetual Help won the MVP title in the juniors’ division and Arnel Aguilar from College of St. Benilde was the Rookie of the Year.
Noel Kampton of UPH was the first best outside spiker, Juvic Colonia of Lyceum the second best outside spiker, Raliuz Cantos the first best middle blocker, Gideon Guadalupe was the second best middle blocker, Letran tandem Raxel Catris and John Lrenzo were the best libero and best opposite spiker, respectively, and Michael Imperial of Emilio Aguinaldo College was the best setter.