Set, Spike, and Soar!
As one of the most popular sports in the country, we set out to discover the potential of our very own in the volleyball court with the STI Volleyball Challenge! We launched this event on January 28, 2017 at the STI Academic Center Ortigas-Cainta, inviting 24 teams from various campuses in Metro Manila and nearby areas who are ready to compete for our school’s historic first Volleyball championship title.
Our female athletes entered the court to shine and showcase their strength and skill in spiking, serving, and scoring a big one in the tournament. At the same time, they played hard with their teammates and the games helped them strengthened their sense of camaraderie and team spirit.
“There should be a balance when it comes to developing students. That’s why we encourage events like the STI Volleyball Challenge so that our students will become well-rounded individuals. In the spirit of a good competition, not only do they get to train their bodies and their senses, but they also get to learn more about themselves, fine-tune their abilities to connect with others, and of course create lasting memories with their team and schoolmates,” – Dr. Lloyd Bautista, VP for Academic Services
The competitions rolled-out simultaneously in STI College – Ortigas-Cainta, STI College – Cubao, STI College – Malolos, STI College – Calamba, and STI College – Global City running through the month of February and March.
The final round commenced on April 5, 2017 at STI College – Ortigas-Cainta where the champion of this season was announced: the team from STI College – Sta. Maria! They scored 25-8, 25-23, and 25-16 against STI College – Global City, who placed second. STI College – Santa Rosa earned the third place after competing against STI College – Ortigas-Cainta in a thrilling four set match with the scores of 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, and 25-20.
And what’s a sports event without the Most Valuable Player? Among the big pool of players who joined, it was Margie Bermeo of STI College – Sta. Maria who reigned as MVP!
The event also introduced the tournament’s most exceptional players as they announced the Mythical 6: Hiennah Trinoa and Camille Tiongco of STI College – Santa Rosa, Josephine Victorio of STI College – Sta. Maria, Lyka Caniya of STI College – Global City, Sabrina Umali of STI College – Ortigas-Cainta, and DarrylKathleen Enguio of STI College – Las Piñas.
Special awards were also given to those who displayed remarkable talents in volleyball. STI College – Sta. Maria’s Margie Bermeo was the Best Attacker while Josephine Victorio was Best Spiker; STI College – Ortigas-Cainta’s Maria Loren Encisa was named Best Libero and Kate Irish Del Rosario, the Best Setter; STI College – Global City’s Dyanara Daquil was the Best Server and Daisy Salimbacod was declared the Best Blocker; and Jayan Sajonia of STI College – Santa Rosa was hailed as the Best Digger.
Now that we have a second season to look forward to, which team will take the next champion title?