MANILA, Philippines — Mars Alba could also be embarking on a recent chapter in her Premier Volleyball League (PVL) profession with Choco Mucho however the system of her new coach Dante Alinsunurin reminds her of her former mentor Ramil De Jesus.
Alba, who signed with the Flying Titans after F2 Logistics’ disbandment, stated she didn’t have a tough time getting alongside along with her new staff as she is impressed with Alinsunurin’s brilliance.
“I’m glad as a result of coach Dante is a very nice coach. He jogs my memory of coach Ramil as a result of they’re nearly the identical. They’ve system. Coach Dante is a person of few phrases however he’s simple to get together with,” Alba advised reporters in Filipino within the PVL Media Day on Sunday.
Alba, the UAAP Season 85 Finals MVP and Greatest Setter, can also be grateful to have former nationwide staff setter Jessie Lopez as her mentor.
“I’m additionally grateful as a result of once I joined Choco Mucho, I obtained the prospect to proceed bettering my setting abilities and volleyball IQ. I’ve been studying lots from coach Jessie, provided that I solely arrived right here weeks in the past,” she stated.
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Alba will probably be enjoying alongside beginning setter Deanna Wong and veteran playmaker Jem Ferrer and he or she’s glad to share her insights along with her fellow setters regardless of the wholesome competitors between the three of them.
“It’s enjoyable as a result of it’s a wholesome competitors for us three. Three setters and we’re simply buying and selling concepts and abilities,” Alba stated.
Taking part in for Choco Mucho, which reached the finals final December, the previous La Salle stalwart is assured that she is in good arms with Alinsunurin after he steered the Flying Titans to their first podium end within the PVL.
“For me, I’m assured as a result of everyone knows that Choco Mucho actually carried out effectively final PVL convention. It’s already a provided that the system of coach Dante works,” Alba stated. “There’s strain as a result of I’m new to the staff and for positive, folks particularly administration and coaches have excessive expectations from me. I’m simply going to do my finest, give no matter I can provide to the staff and observe the system.”
Except for debuting with a brand new staff, Alba can’t wait to go up in opposition to her former F2 Logistics teammates within the PVL All-Filipino Convention beginning on February 20.
“I’m nonetheless attempting to get used to dealing with my seniors. I’m wanting ahead to having a second with them on the courtroom as opponents. F2 was identified for its swag and I’m anticipating to see a few of that when former F2 gamers face one another,” Alba stated.
Alba additionally hopes for a quick restoration from an ACL harm for her longtime teammate and finest good friend Jolina Dela Cruz, who discovered her new house at Farm Recent.
“I miss the bond and the connection. I’m additionally wanting ahead to dealing with her and I hope she recovers ahead of later,” she stated.
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