When talking about the UST Golden Tigresses, one of the first players that instantly comes to mind is Cherry Ann Rondina, more known as “Sisi”. She was the UST volleyball team captain who poured all her heart in bringing her school into glory through her incredible moves especially her dazzling spikes in the recent UAAP Season 81.
The champ was even able to set a new milestone for the UST Golden Tigresses via her career-high 35 points in the recently concluded Finals Games. Although, the championship trophy has slipped away from the UST once again, others say Cherry Ann’s golden MVP win and the first finals game in eight years were more than enough.
Although, her father never fails to instill the virtue of humility in her mind, Sisi admits there was still a time when she forgot to keep herself grounded. But, she later one realized her lessons.
“Holding that ball, masasabi talagang ‘It’s a life’. Volleyball is a bridge to opportunities. Naging tulay siya para makumpleto ang pamilya namin at makapagtapos ang kapatid ko sa pag-aaral. Ang dami kong natutunan sa bolang ito,” relates the MVP.
These lessons are the most important aspects she would love to see if ever her life story gets featured in Maalaala Mo Kaya. Sisi has three siblings and their life in Cebu, where she was born and raised, was far from being well-off. Sisi traveled to Manila for studies and living away from her family was not easy. Yet, she found her strength in playing volleyball.
If given the chance, Sisi would like to see Kim Chiu, another Cebuana, breathing in life to her inspiring story.
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