Eya Laure ends UST stint after 12 years

Eya Laure UST Tigresses UAAP Season 85 Final Four

UST Tigresses’ Eya Laure. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Eya Laure kissed College of Santo Tomas goodbye after spending the previous 12 years within the faculty from highschool to school.

The Tigresses captain on Thursday made her resolution to bid farewell after 4 seasons within the UAAP girls’s volleyball.

It was a tough resolution for Laure as she strikes on to the subsequent chapter of her volleyball profession.

“Perhaps that’s why up till the final minute, I needed to discover a method to play for another 12 months. I really feel like I’m breaking apart with 1000’s of individuals and my coronary heart is shattering into items. It’s painful and exhausting to say goodbye,” Laure wrote in a mixture of English and Filipino.

The 24-year-old spiker apologized to the UST group after not profitable a championship throughout her three full seasons in school however she is leaving with a grateful coronary heart to her teammates, coaches, and supporters.

“I’m sorry wasn’t in a position to ship the championship you deserve. However greater than that, thanks. I really feel like my coronary heart is exploding from the [overwhelming] thanks I’ve for you,” she stated.

Laure had a stellar first 12 months in 2019 as she emerged because the Rookie of the 12 months and frontrunner to her Season 81 MVP teammate Sisi Rondina as they introduced again UST to the Finals solely to fall to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in Sport 3.

The previous UAAP ladies MVP from UST highschool, who received a highschool title in Season 76,  reunited together with her sister EJ in 2020 however the event was worn out by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Laure emerged because the back-to-back league greatest scorer prior to now two seasons however the Tigresses had been eradicated within the post-season.

UST, which was the No.3 seed in Season 84, fell to Ateneo within the stepladder semifinals final 12 months. Laure and Co. positioned fourth within the eliminations in Season 85 however acquired eradicated by the twice-to-beat and eventual champion La Salle.


Eya Laure UST Golden Tigresses

TEARS OF JOY. Eya Laure and the remainder of the UST Golden Tigresses in 2019. Picture by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.web

Laure didn’t reveal her group within the Premier Volleyball League however she guarantees to carry all of the learnings from UST for the previous 12 years.

“A lot went on in these final 12 years. I skilled and overcame the Okay-12 and pandemic right here. There’s so many heartbreaks. I skilled shedding a whole lot of video games. There’s so many classes as properly. However my favourite factor is I discovered how you can love,” the spiker wrote.

“Thanks UST. That’s what I’ve at all times stated since I stepped into this faculty till the second I’ve to say goodbye to the varsity that has accompanied me and by no means gave up on me it doesn’t matter what. If not for you, I most likely wouldn’t have been in a position to attain my dream,” she added.

“I at all times get praised saying how a lot I like UST. However I hope you recognize that you simply taught me that. That’s why I’m saying thanks very, very a lot. I promise, irrespective of the place I’m going, I’ll carry your love with me. No goodbyes. Simply see you once more.”

Imee Hernandez additionally bid farewell to UST moments earlier than Laure posted. Milena Alessandrini can be leaving the Tigresses after graduating.

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