Former UAAP Best Setter Gyzel Sy might have bidden her collegiate career goodbye last Wednesday, but she promised her teammates she will still be with FEU in their next journey.
After losing to La Salle in Game 2 of the Final Four, Sy addressed the Lady Tamaraws.
“Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Cheer up kasi hindi pa naman ako patay,'” she shared. “Tutulungan ko pa rin naman sila. Dahil once a Tamaraw, always a Tamaraw.”
Moreover, Sy confirmed she will stay on in Morayta as one of FEU’s coaches as the school guns for a 30th women’s championship next year.
“Tinanong ako ni coach kung gusto ko ba daw maging coach ng mga setter,” she said. “Okay lang naman sa akin kasi gusto ko din makatulong ako sa team.”
With her graduation, Sy becomes one of the steadiest setters available in the semi-pro ranks. As a matter of fact, she has proven her worth with Cagayan Valley and Philips Gold.
The Laguna native reveals a number of teams have been courting her, but she is set decide whether she will throw her hat into the semi-pro leagues immediately or not.
“Madaming team na kumukuha sa akin kaso hindi pa ako nakakapag-decide,” she admitted. “Gusto ko muna mag-refresh ng utak ko lalo na at graduation.”
And with Pocari Sweat, F2 Logistics and Army in line, Sy said she will most likely join whatever team FEU coach Shaq delos Santos will put up.
“Siyempre kung magtatayo sila coach Shaq, kila coach ako.” — By Arylle Magtalas