UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: New coach, same old legacy for FEU Tamaraws

first_imgMOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Pascua will be leading a team that finished Season 79 at the fourth spot with an 8-6 record but  bowed out to Ateneo in the Final Four.What Pascua won’t be having this year, though, is the leadership and savvy of former captain Remy Palma who’ has already exhausted her five-year playing career with the Lady Tamaraws.Pascua, though, looked at the absence of Palma as a new challenge for his team that still has the attacking capabilities of Bernadeth Pons, Jerrili Malabanan, and Toni Rose Basas.“Of course Remy had that veteran presence and her leadership was the big factor that is lacking right now,” said Pascua who will now look to Pons to serve as his skipper. “I want Bernadeth to really take that leadership role and now that she’s in the position Remy once held, I know she can do a great job with it.”And with a veteran core at his disposal, Pascua knows he won’t have a difficult time putting the mentality that already has a sense of urgency going into Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA volleyball: San Beda locks up twice-to-beat edge after downing EAC Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Every game, I want them to think that it is a championship game,” said Pascua. “They should think that this will be their last game.” LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Read Next The league’s winningest team will parade a new coach for Season 80, but the new figurehead in Far Eastern University’s bench is well aware of the legacy draped in green-and-gold.George Pascua, who took over the Lady Tamaraws’ head coaching duties from Shaq Delos Santos, is a former Tamaraw himself and he only has one goal for his beloved alma mater—win the top prize in Season 80 and deliver FEU its record 30th championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There’s always FEU’s legacy in terms of women’s volleyball,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Now we have to meet those expectations from everyone watching us.”“The team has the willingness, the hunger, the thirst to win games and maybe win another championship because FEU has always been a powerhouse team in the UAAP.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Head coach: George PascuaLast season: 8-6 (no.4)Key holdovers: Jerrili Malabanan, Toni Rose Basas, Bernadeth PonsKey losses: Remy Palma, Rosemarie VargasADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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