Kim Kianna Dy has made a reputation for herself within the UAAP, however the second she takes her first step into the larger panorama as a part of the national team pool, the De La Salle star will have to show herself first.
Not solely will Dy be introducing herself as one of many reverse spikers within the 25-woman pool of the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, she may also be competing towards the enduring Jovelyn Gonzaga.
Dy, nevertheless, is raring to present to the nation that she will roll with the large ladies and that Gonzaga is already on a pedestal of her own.
“She has her own name,” stated Dy on Sunday after serving to La Salle beat University of the Philippines in straight units at Filoil Flying V Centre. “I think I have to make a name of my own.”
Dy added she’s keen, not solely to duke it out towards Gonzaga for the alternative hitter place, to study from the veterans within the pool.
“There are better utilities than I so their expectations on me aren’t that high,” stated Dy. “But it’s still an advantage for me because you can get tips from them and you can see how they work as a utility player and I think that can help me develop as a player.”
Dy, who received the Finals MVP in Season 78, is technically a rookie within the national stage whereas Gonzaga has been a significant mainstay.
Gonzaga captained the Philippines within the 2015 Southeast Asian Games and performed within the highest membership competitors in volleyball when she was included within the PSL-Manila team that competed within the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship.
Dy, although, stated she could be completely advantageous if Gonzaga can be chosen over her.
“I guess it will be the coaches’ decision to choose whoever is the best,” stated Dy. “If ever I don’t make it to the final 12, it’s okay. I’ll still support the team.”