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Valdez feels lucky in eighth straight Finals appearance



Two-time league UAAP Srs. MVP Alyssa Valdez will play in her eighth straight UAAP Finals dating back to her sophomore year in UST high school.

This developed after she delivered one clutch play after another to lead Ateneo to a 25-19, 25-16, 25-22 win over UP Lady Maroons in their Final Four match over the weekend.

Valdez dropped 16 points off 14 kills and two blocks on top of five digs to book another UAAP Finals ticket.

“I’m so thankful that for the fifth time I’m entering into the Finals [with Ateneo]; with different teammates and different coaches. I’m just really lucky to be there again for the last time. I hope it will continue being like this [win],” said Valdez.

She knows, however, that the battle is far from over.

“It’s gonna be a big responsibility going into the Finals,” she added.

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