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Deanna off to build name for herself

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Coming into Season 80, the future of Ateneo’s volleyball program was uncertain. Star setter Jia Morado left the team and chose to forego her last year of eligibility. There was also the whole ALE-serye debacle featuring Coach Tai.

Perhaps, Jia’s departure was more alarming of the two. After all, a setter runs the team and arguably, Jia is one of the best playmakers in the country today.

Deanna Wong suddenly had the whole world upon her shoulders. Being chosen as Morado’s successor is both a blessing and a curse, the latter because, let’s face it, Jia is a tough act to follow.

But ate has words of encouragement to help shake off the nerves. Their exchange on social media was just touching.

Deanna is off to build a name for herself. The season does not end in three games. All she could do is just trust the process.