FORMER VOLLEYBALL STAR VANGIE DE JESUS PASSES AWAY AT 68
Philippine volleyball legend Vangie De Jesus died from cardiac arrest on Friday.
The volleyball community took to social media to mourn the loss of the legendary setter, De Jesus, after the news of her death surfaced—the country lost another pillar of Philippine sports.
De Jesus was recognized as one of the best setters during her prime and was named as the captain of the Philippine women’s volleyball team during the 1987 Southeast Asian Games.
She led the team on its successful win and they brought home the first gold medal of the Philippines in volleyball in the biennial meet.
Moreover, De Jesus was part of the Philippine team that clinched the top podium spot once again in 1979 and 1981.
The legendary setter’s international tourney stint continued for she joined the national team representing the country in the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India.
She was a former University of the East (UE) standout and then became a coach for Lady Red Warriors from 2007 to 2011 after she hung up her jersey after years of playing.
De Jesus worked as Spectator Development Manager in the Philippine Superliga and also worked as a Physical Education professor.
The volleyball community offered their condolences to the late volleybelle on social media.