AMERICAN import Lindsay Stalzer admitted feeling bad after being left out of the individual awards but what’s important is Foton won the title.
"Maybe (I'm a) little hurt (for not getting an award) but I don't care, I'm just glad we had the championship," said Stalzer.
Las year, Stalzer was named MVP after leading Foton to its first title, and now as key player in the Tornadoes’ back-to-back romp, the 32-year-old American spiker wound up with no individual trophy.
The PSL awards ceremony drew flak on social media after Santiago was picked MVP over players such as prolific spikers like Stalzer, Ariel Usher and Petron import Stephanie Niemer.
Santiago herself said the Foton imports should have been picked over her.
Niemer and Usher were named first and second best outside spiker, respectively.
Usher said she believes the awardees earned the titles.
"I think she did an awesome job, she deserves to be MVP," said Usher. "She did awesome for us all season, I'm proud of her."
For her part, Stalzer said Santiago can rise to the level of world class athletes.
"Jaja is a great player, I think she has the most potential in the league, she could be a world class," added Stalzer.