MANILA, Philippines — Creamline head coach Sherwin Meneses felt honored to win his first championship within the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
Following a number of semifinals exits throughout his stints at Adamson within the UAAP ladies’s volleyball, defunct Generika-Ayala within the Philippine Superliga and a heartbreaking NCAA Season 93 finals loss whereas calling the photographs for the Arellano males’s volleyball group in 2018, the soft-spoken coach lastly received a style of championship success after Creamline reclaimed the Open Conference crown.
“I’m so happy to finally win one championship after always falling short in my past stints,” mentioned Meneses, who was promoted to go coach this season after Tai Bundit opted to remain in Thailand.
“We really prepared for this conference. That’s why we got this great result.”
Meneses admitted it was not simple to fill within the huge footwear of Bundit, who constructed this system and gained the primary three of the franchise’s 4 titles.
“The first time the management told me (that coach Tai won’t make it), I was really challenged,” he recalled.
But the previous deputy of Bundit final PVL season was glad that the Thai tactician stored in contact and nonetheless helped them out in coaching.
“Coach Tai is still part of our success. He always calls us,” Meneses mentioned.
Compared to final 12 months’s runner-up end, Meneses mentioned blocking was Creamline’s greatest enchancment after Ced Domingo and Jeanette Panaga persistently offered a powerful frontline to realize their excellent 8-0 file within the Open Conference.
“Our blocking has really improved. This conference boiled down to the team that has good net defense. My players did well,” he mentioned.
Meneses mentioned Alyssa Valdez accomplished their success as she turned the finals into her personal playground after she emerged as Finals MVP averaging 23.0 factors within the two video games.
“Alyssa is Alyssa. She’s really born to play on the big stage,” he mentioned.
It was a candy first title for Meneses however he guarantees that this gained’t be his final as he eyes to ship extra for Creamline.
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