As the battle for the opposite spiker position in the national team heats up, Kianna Dy of La Salle quickly brushed off the claims that she would serve as the heir apparent of Jovelyn Gonzaga in international tournaments.
Well, Dy couldn’t blame the observers.
With her fire, intensity and burning passion to win, sideliners believe that, if ever she makes the cut, the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Championship and the 29th Southeast Asian Games will be her coronation as Gonzaga’s successor.
In fact, the 21-year old Dy burst into the international arena when she suited up for the Philippine Superliga-sponsored team that campaigned in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Championship in Tianjin, China two years ago.
Gonzaga, on the other hand, opted to play in the SEA Games in Singapore, giving them no chance to spend time inside the court. But Dy simply downplayed it.
She said surviving the cut to the 12-woman roster would be very tough as she has to compete with Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Jaja Santiago and Gonzaga for the position.
The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. will make the announcement at the end of April.
If she wouldn’t make it, she’s still willing to support the national team.
Dy added that whoever makes the cut for the opposite spiker position would surely be deserving for the slot.
She is completely aware that it would be a tough challenge but she’ll consider it as motivation to improve as a player.
At any rate, being mentioned next to Gonzaga is already an honor.