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Bea De Leon realizes dream to share Araneta flooring with Gumabao

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Creamline Cool Smashers' Bea de Leon and Michele Gumabao in a PVL All-Filipino Conference game at Smart Araneta Coliseum

Creamline Cool Smashers’ Bea de Leon and Michele Gumabao in a PVL All-Filipino Convention sport at Good Araneta Coliseum. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — Bea De Leon fulfilled a longtime dream on Thursday, sharing the ground with idol Michele Gumabao in entrance of 17,396 followers at Good Araneta Coliseum.

De Leon starred with 9 factors to assist Creamline beat her former staff Choco Mucho, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19, in a vital elimination spherical match within the PVL All-Filipino Convention.

Eleven years in the past, a younger De Leon, carrying a La Salle shirt, manifested on X (previously Twitter) that she would sooner or later play alongside Gumabao in entrance of a jampacked crowd.

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Gumabao was then the star of La Salle within the UAAP. De Leon had been near becoming a member of the Girl Spikers however future introduced her to the Ateneo Blue Eagles the place she received three UAAP championships.

It was a particular evening for De Leon as she additionally earned her first Participant of the Recreation honor.

“Sobrang blessing. Hindi ko akalain na dadating ako sa level sa profession ko na ito na nandito ako from a child na tremendous scrawny and didn’t even know how one can play fast. I didn’t even know the principles. Pero kasama ko na sila ngayon, pareho kaming lumalaban. Dream come true talaga,” De Leon informed reporters.

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Though it wasn’t her first sport with the veteran reverse spiker, it was the primary time they performed collectively on the Large Dome after lacking the prospect to play collectively on opening day on the identical venue.

Greater than realizing her dream, the star center blocker was additionally thrilled to assist Creamline win over her former staff, the place she performed for the previous 4 seasons.

“Talagang large sport din kinabahan din ako in some unspecified time in the future. Talagang nakikita mo rin talaga sa teammates ko and coaches ko na grabe yung steering and tiwala sa akin na andyan lang talaga sila, actually behind my again, ate [Alyssa] Valdez is all the time there, whispering knowledge,” mentioned De Leon. “Yung tiwala nila yun yung nagpakalma sa akin na sa tiwala ko sa sarili ko.”

Creamlline Cool Smashers' Bea De Leon (right) and Alyssa Valdez share a high five after a point.

Creamlline Cool Smashers’ Bea De Leon (proper) and Alyssa Valdez share a excessive 5 after some extent. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

De Leon remained centered on their purpose to spice up its semifinal bid after Creamline tied Choco Mucho on prime with an identical 8-2 information.

“Sobrang comfortable namin na nakuha namin ‘to. Sobrang large sport niya for us. Talagang sama sama namin ginawa yung trabaho namin lalo na sa ginagalaw ng Choco. We noticed naman how their convention has been talagang nagpush din kami,” she mentioned.

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Together with her idol Gumabao and her new teammates, De Leon mentioned that her “coronary heart is at peace.”

“Sobrang at peace ako kung nasaan ako ngayon. Not a day goes by na hindi ako grateful sa mga kasama ko at sa mga coaches ko na binigyan ako ng isa pang probability. Isa pong karangalan talaga na nandito po kami ngayon,” De Leon mentioned.

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