No regrets for Santiago as UAAP stint with NU ends without title

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The era of one of the most dominant individual players in the UAAP has come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jaja Santiago bid her goodbye to National University after the Lady Bulldogs dropped out of the title race with a three-set defeat to defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.While the Lady Spikers celebrated their 10th straight trip to the finals, Santiago huddled all her teammates as much as her 6-foot-5 frame can handle as tears ran down her face.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I was super emotional because this was my last playing year with these ladies and we went through a lot at NU,” said Santiago, a three-time Best Attacker, in Filipino after the 27-25, 25-22, 25-11 loss. “It’s so hard to leave them and it’s really painful and we weren’t able to achieve what we wanted to this season.” TNT blows big lead, beats GlobalPort in heated game Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ “This was the team that had been through a lot, and I felt it. We’ve learned a lot about each other this year. And if there’s a year that I would like to return to in my five years with NU, this year would be it.”Santiago, who was also a one-time Best Scorer and Best Blocker, promised before the start of the season that she would lead NU to the title and although she failed to do that, she doesn’t regret spending all her collegiate years with the Lady Bulldogs.The outgoing Lady Bulldog received an offer from Thai club team Bangkok Glass to play from 2017 to 2018, and also from UCLA in 2013.“Regrets? None at all because they say that when you decide on something you shouldn’t regret any part of it,” said Santiago, Season 76’s Rookie of the Year. “And my stay actually better prepared me for my future opportunities.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img