UAAP Volleyball Preview: Changing the mindset priority for Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 Adamson Lady Falcons during their training for the upcoming UAAP women’s volleyball season. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netHead coach: Airess PaddaLast season: 3-11 (7th)Key losses: Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, Fhen EmnasKey addition: Chrislyn UyAdamson University took the phrase “out with the old, in with the new” quite literally.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re the underdog this year and when you look at us, you don’t see a big team with a lot of height,” said Padda.“A lot of girls coming into the program had the mindset of being like ‘oh we’re always good at defense but we don’t win, or we’re never in the Final Four,’ it’s all about the mindset and changing that because as an athlete if you don’t believe of accomplishing something you won’t achieve it.”READ: Lady Falcons draw inspiration from men’s basketballBut odds are stacked against the Lady Falcons, whose tallest player Mary Joy Dacoron is six inches smaller than National U’s Jaja Santiago, who is listed as 6’5”.Adamson was also subject to a great deal of player departures with veterans Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, and Fhen Emnas leaving due to graduation.ADVERTISEMENT And with that so much experience gone, Padda is looking at Jema Galanza to take the captain’s role and take over Paat’s work as leader.READ: New coach brings mental toughness to ‘underdog’ Lady Falcons“She has the most experience, she’s considered the senior on our team even though she has one more playing year left,” said Padda. “She works hard and she’s always going for it and she’s consistent at that.”“She leads by example and that’s important.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Thunder top Mavs, frustrated Kanter breaks arm MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal After the sudden resignation of longtime head coach Sherwin Meneses, the Lady Falcons put septuagenarian mentor Domingo Custodio on interim basis but let him go after a subpar 3-11 record in Season 78.But this new season will be a whole new different for the Lady Falcons who now have the 31-year-old Airess Padda as their head coach and collegiate legends Angelique Tabaquero and Michelle Gumabao as the deputies.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 returnREAD: Lady Falcons set to soar under new coach Padda is embracing the underdog mentality for the 2017 tournament but she is confident she has put in enough work to start the change in the culture of the Lady Falcons.last_img read more