JRU's Alvarez is NCAA women's volleyball MVP

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 14 2018 04:41 PM

JRU's Shola Alvarez file photo. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – For leading Jose Rizal University (JRU) to its first ever Final 4 appearance in NCAA volleyball, Shola Alvarez has been named the Most Valuable Player of the Season 93 women's volleyball tournament.

Alvarez averaged 21.3 points per game for the Lady Bombers in the elimination round, helping her team compile a 6-3 win-loss record – good enough for the fourth seed in the semifinals. There, they bowed to defending champion Arellano University in straight sets.

Arellano's Jovelyn Prado earned First Best Outside Spiker honors, while JRU's Dolly Grace Verzosa was the Second Best Outside Spiker.

Lourdes Clemente of University of Perpetual Help was the First Best Middle Blocker, while Joyce Sta. Rita of San Sebastian College earned Second Best Middle Blocker. Arellano's Regine Arocha took home Best Opposite Spiker honors.

San Sebastian's Alyssa Eroa is the NCAA's Best Libero once more, and teammate Vira Guillema is the Best Setter. Unfortunately, their efforts were not enough to lead the Lady Stags to the Final 4 as they finished with a 5-4 win-loss record.

Arellano's Nicole Ebuen is the Season 93 Rookie of the Year.

Meanwhile, Joebert Almodiel of Perpetual Help won three trophies after leading the Altas to a sweep of the elimination round in the men's division.

Almodiel won First Best Outside Spiker, Rookie of the Year, and MVP honors.

Arellano's Christian dela Paz is the Second Best Outside Spiker, while Mark Encisco of San Beda University is the Best Opposite Spiker.

Kevin Liberato of Arellano and Limuel Patenio of San Beda won First and Second Best Middle Blocker honors, respectively. Perpetual's Jack Kalingking is the Best Libero, and teammate Warren Catipay took home

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