Small frame, big heart: New MVP Cherry Rondina proves height is just a number

first_imgMOST READ View comments Of the past five MVPs, the shortest one was Season 75 winner Ara Galang who stands at 5-foot-8.Aby Maraño, the solo MVP of Season 74 and co-MVP with Galang in 75, stands at 5-foot-9, the same height as Alyssa Valdez who won three straight from 76 to 78.READ: Finals-bound Sisi Rondina, UST far from done Season 79 MVP Mary Joy Baron is a shade under six feet at 5-foot-11 while Season 80 winner Jaja Santiago is at a towering 6-foot-5.“Height doesn’t really matter in volleyball, what you need is a big heart, and how you put your effort on working to raise your team,” said Rondina who finished the season with the highest scoring total of 259 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report PLAY LIST 01:45Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines—Tell Cherry Rondina that size matters in volleyball and she will show you otherwise.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina will also take the 2nd Best Outside Hitter and Best Scorer awards before the start of Game 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Juan Francisco Estrada eyes world title unfication vs Jerwin Ancajas Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Rondina, who stands at 5-foot-6, is set to be named the MVP of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament after leading University of Santo Tomas to its second Final Four sint in five years.The Golden Tigresses’ skipper said height is not the measurement of one’s worth but the heart in how she plays in the floor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: UST pride: Cherry Rondina is UAAP Season 81 MVP, Eya Laure is Rookie of Year“This is for the people whom I’ve inspired even though we’re small it shows that we can,” said Rondina in Filipino Thursday at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion. “If you put your heart in every game, if you put your 101 percent to play for your team then there won’t be any problems.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img

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