‘Never a replacement,’ Paat shows worth for Philippine team

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Paat topscored with 16 points in the Philippines’ five-set win over Kazakhstan last Saturday in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.Firing from the left flank, Paat was the second most productive scorer for the team next only to the prolific Alyssa Valdez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m always willing to play for the national team, thats why when the opportunity came I gave it my best,” Paat told the Inquirer in Filipino.She was a badminton player as a kid and only picked up volleyball at 16 playing for University of Baguio. Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Koreas to field first-ever joint teams for Paralympic event She made the final roster of the Asian Cup after Ces Molina begged off due to injury.“I told her she’s never a replacement,” said head coach Shaq delos Santos. “She earned the place in the lineup.”Easily, the coaching staff picked her as one of the best lefty opposite hitter ever, following the footsteps of Joveyn Gonzaga and Aiza Pontillas, who was also in the Asian Cup roster.“I noticed that she can a big asset in international competitions,” said Delos Santos. “There are players who blossom in international competitions.”That’s what Paat just did.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mylene Paat. INQUIRER PHOTO/Marc Anthony ReyesNAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand —In a team where just about everyone is an A-list player, Mylene Paat found a way how to blend right in by playing at her best every single time.The 24-year-old from Bani, Pangasinan, an underrated role player for the Cignal in the Philippine Superliga and Adamson during her UAAP playing career, said she was honored by the confidence the coaching staff and fellow players showed to her.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View commentslast_img

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