Ateneo de Manila skipper Alyssa Valdez has reached the latter part of her career in the UAAP. And, as part of the transition period, sports scribes asked Alyssa about Jhoana Maraguinot being dubbed as the next Alyssa Valdez.
Alyssa answered graciously.
"Oo why not. Pero Jhoana, I mean bata palang siya ganun na siya. Sobrang talented. Sobrang natural sa kanya yun e. Ako kasi pinaghirapan ko talaga yung pag hone ng skills ko. I started from scratch. Sa kanya bata palang ganun na," Valdez said about Maraguinot.
"Pero si Jho kasi sobrang effortless yung mga ginagawa niya. Sobrang talented. Sobrang relaxed lang. Yung family line niya sobrang into sports na eversince. Malayo talaga mararating nung bata. Definitely magsshine siya for Ateneo. Nagsstart palang siya. I'm looking forward to seeing all the good things na mangyayari sa kanya," the famous open spiker highlighted during the launch of the new PLDT Ultera ambassadors.