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Faith Nisperos expressed gratitude after emerging as Rebisco’s go-to scorer in the recently concluded 2021 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship.

/ 24 October 2021

Ateneo’s prolific hitter, although coming in as one of the young guns in the women’s national team, relentlessly showed a gallant stand in the AVC Volleyball Championship as she stepped up as Rebisco’s go-to scorer in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship.

Nisperos noted that there were no complications coming in the seniors women team as her chemistry with former high school teammates Ivy Lacsina, Mhicaela Belen, and Jennifer Nierva gave them enough confidence to show their best in the tournament.

Naging madali for us kasi we had experiences together and yung experiences na yun ay mga championship games din. We played dozens of championship games na rin and yung chemistry din namin is naging familiar,” Nisperos said during a Zoom In episode on Wednesday.

“It was easy to adjust and adapt. Of course ang lakas maka-throwback vibes ganun yung dating sa akin,” she continued.

Nisperos also merited the guidance of seniors Aby Marano and others as well as coach Jorge Suoza de Brito for steering them in their youth brigade.

Lagi nila pinaparamdam na there’s always someone guiding us and knowing na first international seniors po namin yun. Nagtiwala sila sa amin, kami naman nagtiwala sa kanila, the team really worked together so give and take talaga,” Nisperos propounded.

Nisperos, who averaged 8.2 points in five matches, noted that despite placing last in the seven-team field, it was a great campaign for them to make up for the lost time after games were halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“I (made sure) prepared talaga physically, mentally, virtually, lahat na. Para lang pagdating sa competition, I’m pretty sure na I’m really confident sa sarili ko na kaya ko nagprepare ako. Ba’t ako matatakot, andoon din yung tiwala sa sarili and it really goes back to your preparation,” she said.

The 5-foot-11 open spiker emphasized that she is committed to the 25-member national pool, which we contend in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam and the Asian Seniors Volleyball Championship to be held in the country.

“For the busy year, it’s so exciting naman in terms of preparation since we’ll be focusing now in the UAAP, we’ll use yung time na binigay sa amin to prepare and play. For sure, madami kaming matututunan, marami kaming improvements sa sarili namin and yung learnings na yun we’ll carry it on sa future competition,” Nisperos said.

“We’ll always be ready to commit for the national team. As a volleyball player that’s really the main goal to be part of the national team,” she added.