Randy Caluag/SI PH
4 September 2016

One of the familiar faces cheering for Foton Pilipinas in the AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship is Mika Reyes of the F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga.

Young, tall, and beautiful but feisty on the hardcourt, Reyes mingled with fans, and gladly took selfies and groupies with them at the Alonte Sports Center in Binan, Laguna.

Reyes wasn’t just doing her job as the designated ambassadress of the PSL, her closeness to the fans looked natural and genuine.

Ang tingin ko pa sa role ko is a blessing. Malaking blessing na sa akin nila ibinigay ang title na ito. Lalo po naming gagawin ang aming makakaya upang maging magandang example lalo sa mga kabataan,” Reyes told Sports Illustrated as she cheered Foton to victory over Hong Kong.

PSL is the lead organizer of this ten-team tournament that put together the best women's clubs in Asia.

Reyes, who was a major part of the La Salle squad that won three titles in the UAAP women’s volleyball, is just enjoying her break.

Pretty soon, she will also hit the court to join six other top Filipino spikers in the PSL All-Star team that will see action in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship slated October 18-23 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Balik na din po ako sa training for the world championship. Sana nga po magkaroon kami agad ng chemistry dahil iba-iba ang pinanggalingan naming (team).”

Reyes was the last to receive the golden ticket to join Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga of RC Cola-Army, Jen Reyes and Ces Molina of Petron, Jaja Santiago of Foton and teammate Kim Fajardo at F2 in the team that will represent the Philippines against some of the best clubs in the world.

The PSL All-Star team will open its campaign against Rexona Ades of Brazil on Oct. 18 before taking a one-day break. Then, the Filipinas will return to action on Oct 20 against Pomi Casalmaggiore before squaring off with Eczacibasi VitrA of Italy on October 21.

Playing in her first international competition, Reyes said she will just enjoy and play her game.

“Siyempre po pressure pero i-enjoyko lang po and bata pa naman po ako. Ang importante po marami pa akong matutunan,” said the 22-year-old AB Psychology graduate.