TWO months after moving out of her comfort zone leaving her La Salle teammates at F2 Logistics, Mika Reyes is slowly showing that she can adapt and still shine in her new home at Petron.
Blaze Spikers coach Shaq delos Santos is happy to have tapped the pride of Pulilan, Bulacan to be in their team in their campaign in the Belo-Philippine Super Liga Invitational Conference.
More than her skills on the court, Reyes’ attitude makes her transition from F2 Logistics easier.
The popular volleybelle turns into a simple and ordinary player during practice, shared delos Santos.
“Hindi siya mahirap pakisamahan kapag kailangan magpractice, practice. Kapag kailangan pumulot ng bola gagawin niya,” said the veteran mentor.
“Oo walang siyang arte sa sarili niya. Wala siyang ere. Masaya nga kami kasi jolly siya na player hindi siya ‘yung pag tinignan mo maiilang ka.” he added.
When Reyes signed with Petron in January, she has also shown no hesitations in adjusting with her new teammates.
“Wala siyang pinipiling kaharap, nung dumating siya kung anong team ang nandyan nagjoin siya. Walang adjustment na ‘uy may star’ napakasimple lang,” said delos Santos.
Petron is currently undefeated with five wins and has secured a spot in the final round joining Cignal, Foton and a Japanese guest team Kobe Shinwa University.
Come All-Filipino conference in July, University of Santo Tomas pair Ria Meneses and Sisi Rondina along with Far Eastern University duo Bernadeth Pons and Remy Palma will join the deadly team of Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Ces Molina, Mina Aganon.
But he’s confident that Reyes can still find a way to shine.
“Sa blocking, wala kaming problema. Kaya niya basahin ang sitwasyon kapag nasa harap siya,” he said.
“‘Yung quick sa harap kaya niya ‘yun, ‘yung ano lang, running kailangan pa niya ma-improve,” he added.