Through the years, Kim Fajardo has been proven time and time again that she is one of the best setters in the country.
Gaining experience from different international competitions in high school, Fajardo has developed her maturity on the court. Now orchestrating the offense for La Salle, she has been stable and has proven worthy of being called the Lady Spikers’ team captain.
As the much anticipated Ateneo–La Salle rivalry comes closer, Fajardo couldn’t hide the excitement that she’s feeling.
“Yehey!” she said.
“Syempre yuun yung hinihintay ng mga tao, hinihintay din namin to. Pinaghandaan namin to at meron pa kaming 5 days to prepare. Tingnan lang natin kung ano mangyayari.”
After defeating UE in their last game, all of the Lady Spikers were able to play and show everyone what they’re capable of. Fajardo hopes that because of this, all of her teammates will be confident once they’re asked by coach Ramil de Jesus to get inside the court.
“Kasi para sakin, since napasok lahat, isa yung way para magkaroon sila ng kumpyansa para sa big game namin on Saturday, against Ateneo,” she added.
“So anytime na hugutin sila sa bench alam natin na may kumpyansa sila kasi nakapag laro sila ngayon, sana maging inspiration nila yun,” she said. “Nakapaglaro sila, nakapag deliver sila ng maayos hindi lang ngayon, para pag hinugot sila makapag contribute sila sa team.”
With all the big buzz about her comparison with Ateneo’s Jia Mordao, Kim Fajardo isn’t worried about anything.
“Wala naman pressure,” she told FOX Sports.
“Kasi ako nagseset lang ako sa loob. Wala naman akong paki sa sinasabi ng mga tao kasi ako, gusto ko lang talaga makatulong sa team ko, yun lang yun. Gusto ko ma-lead ko sila papunta sa panalo.”
“Wala na kong ibang iniisip kundi i-lead lang sila.”
Even with the rivalry, everybody knows that Fajardo and Ateneo superstar Alyssa Valdez are best friends.
Asked if she wants to say something about the Lady Eagle, Fajardo giggled while saying, “Good luck satin. Lab you.” — By Joyce Palad