UST’s EJ Laure to skip UAAP Season 81

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “They’ve been training for so long without me and they were preparing for the UAAP in my absence, I think it’s unfair if I just suddenly come in,” said Laure in Filipino in a report from Volleyverse.com. “So I won’t be playing in Season 81.”UST finished Season 80 as the seventh seed with a 4-10 record with Best Scorer Cherry Rondina and Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini carrying much of the offensive burden for the Golden Tigresses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRondina, however, had to carry the Golden Tigresses by herself for much of the tournament since Alessandrini missed a bulk of the games due to injury.A frontline of Rondina, Alessandrini, and Laure would’ve been a potent offensive threat, but there’s still another Laure set to suit up for UST in 2019. Laure’s younger sister Eya will be joinining Rondina and Alessandrini and this time, there won’t be a conflict of positions.Rondina and Laure are both open spikers but Eya has been playing as an opposite hitter for head coach Kung Fu Reyes for much of the volleyball offseason.“The lineup’s full especially in my position with Sisi and Milena both playing as outside hitters while Eya is the opposite,” said Laure. “Of course coach Kung Fu has a plan for all of this. We just have to trust him.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mike Gamboa signs 1-year deal with Phoenix LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk EJ Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo.INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ EJ Laure is set to sit out the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament as to not disrupt the rhythm of the team.Laure, the Season 77 Rookie of the Year, skipped Season 80 due to a shoulder injury and even though it has healed, she said she decided to not play in 2019 in respect to her teammates who have already developed on-court chemistry without her.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View commentslast_img