MANILA, Philippines — Bella Belen had an evening to recollect on Tuesday.
Not previous did the 19-year-old spiker make historical past because the first-ever ladies’s volleyball participant to win the Season MVP, Rookie of the 12 months, and 1st Greatest Outdoors Hitter on the similar time, however Belen additionally helped steer Nationwide College to an ideal Season 84 for the Girl Bulldogs’ first title in 65 years.
However after reaching so many issues in her rookie season, Belen stays wanting to be higher as a participant and ship extra titles for the Girl Bulldogs.
“Siguro po kailangan magtrabaho pa po ako at hindi ako huminto sa kung ano nakuha ngayon. Sabi po kasi ng coach namin earlier than, kada araw could pinapanganak sa amin na mas magaling,” stated Belen after scoring 18 factors in NU’s 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 victory over La Salle in Recreation 2 on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
“Dapat hindi po ako nasa-satisfy sa kung anong meron ako ngayon. Rookie-MVP ako ngayon, so bukas, could mas gagaling pa sa akin,” she added
[I need to keep on working. I won’t stop after all of my achievements today. Because my coach told me before, that every day there are better people than us who are born. I should not be satisfied. I’m a rookie-MVP today. But tomorrow I will do better.]
Belen, who was a runaway statistical chief with 99.574 factors, was in shock at what she had simply achieved all in sooner or later–and that additionally features a 30-game successful streak, counting the 14-0 sweep she pulled off with Nazareth Faculty within the UAAP women’ division in 2019.
“I can’t clarify what I’m feeling. I’m so completely satisfied as a result of the historical past that we as soon as dreamt for NU is now a actuality,” she stated.
Apart from coming off a strong and profitable highschool program, Belen additionally attributed their success to her Philippine ladies’s volleyball stint with teammates Jennifer Nierva, Ivy Lacsina, and Kamille Cal within the Asian Ladies’s Membership Championship in Thailand final 12 months.
“We’re grateful additionally for all the teachings from the AVC. We have been capable of carry it within the UAAP and share the extent of worldwide play with our teammates,” she stated. “We made our requirements increased in enjoying within the UAAP.”
In spite of everything their hardships and sacrifices enjoying in these making an attempt occasions, Belen will take a well-deserved relaxation and watch the Volleyball Nations League males’s division as a fan of Ran Takahashi of Japan this week at Good Araneta Coliseum.
Engaging in a historic 16-0 feat, the Rookie-MVP stated the perfect is but to come back for the Girl Bulldogs.
“We could have a 16-0 sweep however that doesn’t imply we’ll cease working. I imagine that the perfect is but to come back for NU as a result of we’re a hardworking group. In the event you can see our coaching, everybody needs to compete and doesn’t wish to lose. We all the time assist one another for our enchancment,” Belen stated.
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