Volleyball: Abdilla cops Spikers' Turf MVP award

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 22 2019 11:45 AM

The Spikers' Turf awardees, led by MVP Ranran Abdilla. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

MANILA, Philippines – Go for Gold-Air Force veteran Ranran Abdilla was hailed as the Most Valuable Player of the Spikers' Turf Reinforced Conference, Sunday evening at the Paco Arena in Manila.

This is Abdilla's second MVP award in the country's first-ever league that is dedicated to men's volleyball. He first won the top individual honor back in the 2017 Reinforced Conference, after coming back from an ACL tear in his right knee.

The native of Tawi-Tawi led the league in scoring after the elimination round with 203 total points, averaging 18.45 points per outing. The 6-foot-1 product of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas was also hailed as the First Best Open Spiker.

Earning Second Best Open Spiker honors is Cignal Star Marck Espejo, who normed 11.91 points per game.

On the other hand, Berhashidin Daymil of the Sta. Elena-NU Ball Hammers nabbed his first-ever First Best Middle Blocker honor, while the Second Best Middle Blocker was handed to Air Force tower Kim Malabunga.

The Best Opposite Spiker went to PLDT's John Vic De Guzman, while Manuel Sumanguid of Cignal was hailed as the Best Libero.

Completing the All-Spikers' Turf Reinforced Conference team was Vince Mangulabnan, who was awarded his third Best Setter trophy in the league.

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