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Sad! Tabaquero retires from volleyball

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Former University of Santo Tomas stalwart Angeli Tabaquero posted a lengthy message on her Instagram account saying that she will “miss the competition, sisterhood and the camaraderie of volleyball. ”

Tabaquero also thanked her coaches since she started volleyball 17 years ago. including Golden Tigresses’ legendary coach August Sta. Maria.

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*WARNING: LONG AND SEMI EMO POST😆✌🏼* . Coach tony- SSA,C. bunny- Flos Carmeli,C. abe- PWU JASMS,C. abe- CDSL,Sir Lito-Rhondon HS, BOSS August Sta. Maria (THE G.O.A.T) – UST, C. Norman- UST,C. Shaq- UST/FEU,Mr. Song Yeong Ho- UST, C. Vilet- UST/Petron/Foton, C. Oliver- Kia, C. Sammy-Bomberinas/ PH TVolution , C. Ness- FEU/ Bomberinas/ Cagayan/ PH Power Pinays C. Al, C. Bryan, C. Macky, C. Ariel, C. Boc, Sir Vince, Salamat po sa lahat ng opportunities, for always believing in me. For your time, for pushing me & helping me reach my full potential. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo,I would not be the person I am today & would never have achieved any success. For all this and so much more, I am and will always be grateful.🙏🏽 . . To my former teammates, thank you so much for the sisterhood. For always having my back in and out of the playing court and for giving me constant encouragement whenever i’m feeling down . Thank you for the friendly competition which pushed me to work twice as hard and be better. You all have a special place in my heart♥️ . . To all my friends/ supporters at sa buong volleyball community, maraming salamat sa lahat.Sa mga sigaw, palakpak at standing ovation! Sa mga nag leave sa office para lang makanood,sa mga pamilya na nag spend ng family day sa game venues,sa mga nag ipon ng school allowances nila para may pambili ng tickets, Salamat. Sobrang na appreciate ko yung effort ninyo. Mabuhay kayo.🙌🏽 . . 17 years♥️🏐 I will miss the competition, sisterhood and the camaraderie of volleyball. I will miss the adrenaline rush during games and the bliss after a big victory. This is it. It was indeed a fantastic journey and I will remember it for the rest of my life.. . . “Our debut was a masterpiece.Our lines we read so perfectly. But the show, it can't go on… We used to have it all, but now's our curtain call, So hold for the applause, And wave out to the crowd, and take our final bow Oh, it's our time to go, but at least we stole the show“ – Kygo . . Angeli Tabaquero. Jersey #2, Signing off.🙋🏽✌🏼

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She last played competitive volleyball with Foton Toplanders during the 2016 PSL Invitationals where she suffered hyperextended shoulder injury.

Tabaquero served as the skipper for the national team in the 2013 Asian Championships.

She is currently an assistant coach of the Adamson University Lady Falcons under head coach Air Padda.