FOTON import Lindsay Stalzer is bowing out in a blaze of glory.
After leading the Tornadoes to the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix title following an upset of fancied Petron in the finals, the hard-hitting American hinted about finally walking away from the game she loves most.
Stalzer admitted she wasn’t sure if she’ll be back for a third tour of duty in Manila after playing for Cignal the previous season.
“That is a good question I wish I knew the answer,” she said, when asked about her plans shortly after the championship.
“I still have to think about it. I’m nearing the end of my career so we’ll see how much I still wanna play. It’s maybe nice to end on a high note, so we’ll see,” added the 31-year old Bradley University alum.
For Stalzer, the Tornadoes’ victory over the Blaze Spikers came with a degree of redemption since it was Petron which eliminated Cignal at the semifinal stage last year.
“(My motivation is) just the competition. Why play when you don’t want to be number one?” she said.
“It’s a redemption for myself from last year,” she added. “It feels good to beat Petron (because) it’s such an intimidating, powerful team. We showed that we can take care of them and match their strength.”
Stalzer, who was also named MVP, knew she couldn’t have done it without the support of her coaches and teammates.
“I’m just thrilled. I’m so proud of my team, everyone involved our coaches, our staff, we put so much into this I just can’t thank everyone enough this has been an awesome season," she said.