Listen up, volleyball fans: It’s going to be a season to watch for as Lady Eagle Kat Tolentino has officially made her decision to rejoin Ateneo de Manila University during her last playing year. It took her quite a while to make the choice, but she will be representing the blue and white team for one last time.
In a recent interview with ABS-CBN, Kat shared that as much as she loves playing for a commercial league, there was still something different about playing for the UAAP. “There is something about the competitiveness of the UAAP that I feel is so hard to recreate. The rivalry between schools is not just about playing for pride but for something bigger than yourself. It’s also about playing for your teammates and for all those who’ve supported you,” says the 6-foot-3 volleyball veteran.
Back in May 2018, an emotional Kat Tolentino shared that she will no longer be playing for ADMU in her final year due to ACL injuries. Fast forward to now, Kat decided to change her mind and spend one last year with her old teammates to defend their title as reigning UAAP Women’s Volleyball champs, and we're here for it.
Aside from her, Ateneo’s line up will also feature Deanna Wong, Ponggay Gaston, Jules Samonte, and Dani Ravena.
Looking forward to seeing you on the court, Kat!