PETRON import Lindsay Stalzer won her second MVP award in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) Grand Prix after leading the Blaze Spikers to their first Grand Prix title in four years.
“Of course it feels amazing, last season left a little bitter taste in my mouth but it’s so awesome when you set a goal and you work towards that goal every single day and finally it pays off,” said Stalzer after the title-clinching 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 win over F2 Logistics on Saturday.
“I’m also the first import that stayed five seasons,” said Stalzer with a chuckle.
The American spiker later deflected the credit.
“Tonight I don’t feel like I deserved it for the game tonight, my teammates deserve the MVP but it’s such an honor I’m so just…” she said.
Before she could finish, her teammate, American import Kath Bell, butted in.
“I’m not gonna let her say that because you know she does a lot for this team,” said Bell. “She has a lot to manage, you know, me coming in (she was) making sure I knew everyone and making sure I’m aware of everything and how things are running.”
“So if not MVP of the game I think she’s MVP of life of being here in the Philippines like you’ve earned it girl, you’ve earned it,” she added.
Meanwhile, Cocolife import Sara Klisura was voted First Best Outside Spiker, Petron stalwart Mika Reyes the Second Best Middle Blocker, Foton imports Elizabeth Wendell. Katarina Vukomanovic were named First Best Opposite Spiker and the Second Best Libero, respectively.
After falling short of back-to-back championships, five players from F2 Logistics found consolation in individual awards - import Maria Jose Perez (Second Best Outside Spiker), Aby Maraño (First Best Middle Blocker), Kim Fajardo (Best Setter), Kennedy Bryan (Second Best Opposite Spiker) and Minami Yoshioka (First Best Libero).