September 29, 2023

Ybanez, Dapol share MVP honors

Josh Ybanez of University of Sto. Tomas and Perpetual Help’s Mary Rhose Dapol reaped the fruits of their conference-long exploits as they shared MVP trophies at the close of the V-League Collegiate Challenge on Friday at the Paco Arena in Manila.

Ybanez steered the Golden Spikers to the finals as the team secured a 6-1 (win-loss) standing in the elimination round, while Dapol, toughened up by her stint in the Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference, helped anchor the Lady Altas’ fourth-place finish in the tournament organized by Sports Vision.
The two also led the V-League Supreme Team, which includes Noel Kampton (La Salle) and Rey De Vega (UST), who won the Best Outside Spikers awards in the men's tournament, and JM Ronquillo (La Salle) nabbed the Best Opposite Spiker award.
Diogenes Poquita and Menard Guerrero of the Green Spikers also bagged individual awards with the former taking the Best Setter award and Guerrero claiming the Best Libero trophy. Lirick Mendoza (FEU) and Rainier Flor (UST) shared the Best Middle Blocker honors.
In the Women's Supreme Team, Jade Gentapa (CSB) and Kiesha Bedonia (FEU) emerged as the Best Outside Spikers, while Gayle Pascual (CSB) received the Best Opposite Spiker award.
Christine Ubaldo (FEU) was named the Best Setter of the tournament, while Marian Andal (UPHSD) won the Best Libero award.
Zamantha Nolasco (CSB) and Riza Nogales (UE) rounded out the awardees for the women's tournament, grabbing the Best Middle Blocker awards.