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Valdez ‘hyped’ to play with ‘championship-caliber teammates’ in PVL Finals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez has always been a constant figure in the championship round of any tournament she’s been in since she entered Ateneo in 2010.She went to five straight UAAP Finals and won two consecutive titles with the Lady Eagles. She’s also featured several times in the championship series of the Shakey’s V-League, which then, became the Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Those glitzy appearances, however, ended in 2016.Valdez’s last finals series was with Bureau of Customs during thr Reinforced Conference wherein the Transformers settled for the silver medal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And now that Valdez is back in the big dance, she can’t help but feel revved up as she plans to reach the pinnacle of the PVL Reinforced Conference with Creamline.“Well what’s happening has been really hyping me up especially when you’ve got championship-caliber teammates with you,” said Valdez in Filipino after the Cool Smashers beat PayMaya, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Helping Valdez in her quest for another title are former rivals in Michele Gumabao and Melissa Gohing, both of whom played for the Lady Eagles’ finals opponent De La Salle, and former Ateneo teammate Jia Morado.And there’s also Thai international Kuttika Kaewpin who was Valdez’ teammate in 3BB Nakornnont.“Being with champions just drives you and everyone wants to be a champion,” said Valdez, who had 18 points against the High Flyers. “The vibe just spreads to the team and everyone wants to win the title.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Pachulia signing 1-year deal with Pistons Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more