This early, some volleyball fans are already divided as to which rookie spiker from La Salle has been more impressive: Tin Tiamzon or May Luna?
If 1 would base it on the playing time the 2 freshmen are getting, it is easy to assume that Tiamzon is doing a better job during games and in training after starting in all of the Lady Spikers’ matches so far.
But what are the thoughts of La Salle head coach Ramil de Jesus and how does he decide on who to use more often between the 2 outstanding rookies? He says both have an edge over the other.
“Siguro ‘yung Luna, mas exposed kasi ‘yun eh. Since high school madami na mga big tournaments na nasalihan,” said de Jesus on his prized recruit from Davao. “Itong Tiamzon sa Canada nanggaling. Hindi ko alam kung ano mga sinalihan dun so mas exposed ‘yung Luna.”
The coach continued to heap praises for one of Class 2016’s top recruits, saying, “Kumbaga sa giyera, madaming labanan nang dinaan itong Luna kesa sa Tiamzon.”
True enough, Luna’s name has been the talk of volleyball aficionados in the off-season after she carried DVRAA to the finals of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa against the star-studded NCR.
In contrast, not much have been heard about Tiamzon, who just flew in to Manila late last year to join the Taft squad.
“Starter si Tiamzon to give her exposure kasi alam ko naman na any time masama ‘yung performance, nandyan lang naman ‘yung Luna,” explained the coach.
Talking about having a deep bench, he adds, “And nandyan din si Cyd (Demecillo) na pwede na maglaro ilang weeks na lang.”
Discussing further the strengths and weaknesses of his new guns, De Jesus gave a sound reasoning as to why Tiamzon gets his nod for the starting position.
“Palakasan ng palo halos parehas. ‘Yung pagiging consistent siguro mas consistent ‘yung Luna. ‘Yun ‘yung nakikita kong difference,” he told FOX Sports.
“Mas may depensa ‘yung Tiamzon kaya isa din ‘yun sa reason bakit siya ang starter,” he closed. — By Mac Dionisio