Deanna Wong shrugs off personal best, says team work essential for Ateneo

Amid a relatively bad start early in the season, Ateneo setter Deanna Wong finally found her rhythm as she orchestrated her team’s straight-set victory against Far Eastern University in the second round of eliminations.

The reigning UAAP best setter dished out 30 excellent sets in just three sets as opposed to her counterpart Kyle Negrito who only had six.

Wong also scored four points to help the Lady Eagles in securing their ninth-straight victory to stay on top of the standings.

But despite this good number, Wong does not want to take all of the credit. She said it is all a team effort.

“It’s not in my head how many excellent sets I get. Kahit anong receive or dig na mapunta sa akin hahabulin ko talaga para ma-set ‘yung girls kasi as what Coach O says get to the ball all the time,” she said.

The Cebuana likewise said that whatever she achieves, it is because of her teammates’ collective effort.

“I’m always gonna be there for the team. What I have na excellent sets, it’s because of my spikers,” Wong quipped.

According to the senior player, the team’s hard work during training is already bearing fruit as they are all improving their game.

For her, what is best working for them is their jelling and trust for each other.

“I think in time, we’re all improving. It’s not just me, it’s the team naman, and it’s a team effort talaga. You can see how well we’re becoming as a team, with the teamwork and the jelling of each and everyone,” she added.

With her impressive outing against FEU, Wong is now third in the best setter race with 6.18 excellent sets per frame.

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