EVEN in her final season at National University, team captain Roselyn Doria did her job without much fanfare.
A role player for star-studded Lady Bulldogs rosters bannered by players such as Jaja Santiago, Doria continued to do her job while letting the spotlight fall on youngsters led by Ivy Lacsina and Princess Robles.
She was part of title-contending NU teams, but considered her fifth year as one of the best despite the struggles. She hopes that she left a mark with the young team as rookie-laden NU wound up sixth with a 4-10 record.
“Para sa akin po hindi naman po ako nahirapan kasi nandyan naman po sila lahat lagi para sa akin,” Doria said.
“Laging sumusuporta sa akin. Sa co-seniors ko na sina Audrey (Paran), si Joni (Chavez) hindi po sila nagsasawang pagsabihan at nakikinig sila.”
From the start of the season, it had been a huge challenge for Doria and Co with Fil-Japanese middle blocker Risa Sato ruled ineligible due to academic deficiency and rookie setter Joyme Cagande suffering a season-ending ACL injury right on opening day.
Still, Doria was pleased with how the Lady Bulldogs fought.
“Kahit anong struggle yung napagdaananan namin nagawan namin ng paran, yung feeling na alam mong parang down na down lahat [pero] lumaban pa rin,” said Doria.
Doria now focuses on the pros as she suits up for Cignal in the battle for third place in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Tuesday against PLDT.