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Bella Belen, Alyssa Solomon take time to take pleasure in NU title


Alyssa Solomon and Bella Belen after winning the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball championship

Alyssa Solomon and Bella Belen after profitable the UAAP Season 86 ladies’s volleyball championship. –UAAP Media

MANILA, Philippines —After a profitable championship run within the UAAP Season 86 ladies’s volleyball match, NU Woman Bulldogs’ stars Bella Belen and Alyssa Solomon are each taking a breather earlier than deciding on the subsequent steps of their younger and their promising careers.

Belen and Solomon have confirmed that they’ve been probably the most deadly dynamic duo within the league for the previous three years after rising as the highest gamers of their positions and the Season and Finals MVP, respectively.

When requested about the potential for turning professional, each Solomon and Belen, who’re 22 and 21 years outdated, respectively, mentioned they haven’t considered it but.

READ: UAAP: Bella Belen, NU get good ending after tough begin to season

“I truly haven’t considered that. My solely focus was on the UAAP. I haven’t thought in regards to the PVL but,” Solomon mentioned shortly after NU’s title-clinching win over UST, sidestepping from the query about professional affords.

Final 12 months, a number of UAAP stars together with Religion Nisperos, Fifi Sharma, Justine Jazareno, Trisha Tubu, Louie Romero, and different younger weapons determined to forgo their remaining taking part in years and soar to the professionals.

With the development of the golf equipment straight hiring school gamers, the PVL has determined to carry the first-ever Rookie Draft, which requires no less than 21 years outdated on draft day no matter academic standing.

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Belen, in the meantime, mentioned she’s eager on returning when NU defends its title in Season 87 subsequent 12 months.

“It’s a chance, as a result of who wouldn’t need to stick with this hardworking crew? that’s why I’m so comfortable I used to be with them all through my profession,” mentioned the two-time UAAP MVP.

Pondering nationwide crew stint

NU Lady Bulldogs' Alyssa Solomon is the Finals MVP of the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball Finals against UST Tigresses.

NU Woman Bulldogs’ Alyssa Solomon is the Finals MVP of the UAAP Season 86 ladies’s volleyball Finals in opposition to UST Tigresses. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIREr.web

Belen and Solomon received a call-up from the Philippine Nationa Volleyball Federation anew to play for the Alas Pilipinas within the AVC Problem Cup from Might 22 to 29 at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

However each gamers are nonetheless pondering whether or not they are going to settle for the call-up as they just lately ended a grueling season and Finals sequence in opposition to the gritty UST.

“We’re nonetheless considering if we’re capable of be part of the nationwide crew as a result of we will likely be becoming a member of straight [after this]. Our our bodies are on the lookout for relaxation so we’re nonetheless undecided,” Solomon mentioned.

READ: Angel Canino, Bella Belen decide to play for PH crew, sources say

Belen is also noncommittal in regards to the nationwide crew stint, however she mentioned it’s one among her final targets as a volleyball participant.

“I’m not but positive. I do know Ate Aly must get her harm checked. We’ll report to high school first, then we’ll take pleasure in our championship for a bit,” added Belen.

“I feel that’s the aim of each volleyball participant, to be a part of the nationwide crew and compete internationally. It’s such a proud feeling to see that different individuals have seen my exhausting work sufficient to incorporate to be a part of the nationwide crew.”

If the NU pair decides to just accept the decision of obligation, Belen could be taking part in alongside her UAAP rivals together with Angel Canino and PVL gamers, particularly Jia De Guzman, who can be the dream teammate of Solomon.

“It’s thrilling particularly that we get to be teammates after dealing with one another within the UAAP. We could come from totally different colleges, however I feel as soon as we’re in the identical crew we are going to click on as a result of we’ve identified one another for some time and the friendship is there,” Belen mentioned.



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“Ate Sisi [Rondina], sila Ate Jia, sila Ate Eya [Laure] and different veteran gamers are there and I haven’t had an opportunity to play with them. I might study rather a lot from them since they’ve loads of expertise domestically and internationally.”



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