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Graduating Cortez, Lastimosa thank UST coaches for guidance

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town For Lastimosa, the UAAP not only helped her as an athlete but also as a person.“It was a memorable journey, it didn’t make me just a good player but it also molded me into a better person and I learned a lot really,” said Lastimosa at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I’ve learned things that I can use both as an athlete and as a person.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I’m very thankful to those who’ve supported me, from coach Shaq [Delos Santos], coach Odjie [Mamon], and coach Kung Fu [Reyes], they helped me who I am today.”Of the Golden Tigresses who played in Season 79, only Lastimosa was able to play in two Final Fours since she got an extension after she missed one year to recover from an ACL tear. Lastimosa was a rookie when UST last entered the Final Four in Season 74 where she was joined by the likes of Judy Caballejo and Maika Ortiz in the lineup.“Everything happens for a reason, I think the downside was I tore my ACL, but it was a blessing that I was able to come back and play in another Final Four,” said Lastimosa.For Cortez, her time with UST can be described as versatile.Cortez never really had a concrete position within the Golden Tigresses as she was utilized to play almost all three frontline positions.What made Cortez a vital part of the team was her ability to be a solid presence in front of the net.ADVERTISEMENT Macandili draws inspiration from younger teammates in daredevil play “I don’t regret anything, I love what I do, and I won’t last five years if I didn’t love what I did,” said Cortez. “I thank all my coaches and my teammates because they not only molded me as a player, but I matured in life thanks to their guidance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out View comments LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPam Lastimosa and Chloe Cortez played their last collegiate game when University of Santo Tomas lost to defending champion De La Salle 25-14, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.Lastimosa and Cortez along with Alex Cabaños saw their tenures as Golden Tigresses come to an end in a bitter defeat in the team’s first Final Four appearance in five years.ADVERTISEMENT Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testlast_img read more