My dual challenge
By Paulina Ong, Captain of the Women’s Volleyball Team, as told to INK Writer, Dannah Cuizon.
Winning the championship is the pride of each player. No team can win a championship without wanting to be a champion. All the hard work the team has sacrificed, and all the personal hardship are worth it, when the championship is in reach. And if we really want it, we’ll get it.
I have been playing volleyball for almost 8 years now and at first it was really hard to choose between studies and volleyball. From this, I’ve learned to manage my time. Being an HA student in Enderun and a volleyball player is a challenge for me. If it weren’t for volleyball I wouldn’t be here. So my dual inspiration for both volleyball and studies is the benefits that I can gain from both, and what I can give in return.
I fell very close to my teammates, I consider them as my sisters, that’s why I feel comfortable on the court with them. We all just enjoy the game and help each other out. This is the most important key to winning games.
My biggest responsibility is my own leadership. I need to use this to work with the team, improve our plays and strategies, and most important, win the championship.