Alyssa Valdez is the World’s Most Followed Volleyball Player On Instagram
She is a member of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team
Alyssa has been the face of Philippine volleyball for the past few years
Volleyball has always been my passion. Nothing else gives me quite a rush than hitting hard on the court. – Alyssa
Hail to this volleyball icon who now has a following on Instagram of more than a million!
She is no other than Alyssa Valdez, the most popular and one of the best volleyball players. She reached this stature as the most followed player on Instagram on the 10th of May, 2017.
Being the most popular volleyball player in the country, she has also become one of the top endorser in the country; have appeared in many magazine covers, guested on several national programs on tv. Aside from these feats, she had also conducted several volleyball training clinics under her name. She also had won athletic awards that are too many to mention here.
Just so you can be more familiar with this volleyball icon, she grew up in San Juan, Batangas. She is an only daughter to her parents, Ruel & Pablita Valdez. Her 2 elder brothers taught her how to play the game while she was still in elementary.
She had perfected her skills that she was chosen to play in the STACAA, a CALABARZON regional sports fest. This was where Valdez was seen and recruited by UST. She was chosen as player for their team, the UST Tigress Cubs. She became a member of the NCR team for the sports competition, Palarong Pambansa and they won a number of championship awards making her the top player of the school’s volleyball team.
Her career got to a higher level when she was in her collegiate years though she had to have a 1 yr. residency as imposed by the UAAP because she came from one UAAP school to another. During this period, she competed together with Bea Tan, her Lady Eagle teammate in the International Federal Beach Volleyball Tournament where they landed the 7th place.
She had bagged several individual awards and helped her team to win championship titles. She was a 4-time UAAP Best Scorer, 3-time Season’s MVP, 3-time Best Server and 1-time Final’s MVP. After this, she played for Ateneo as a guest player in the Shakey’s V-League. This was the first time that Alyssa played with the Lady Eagles. She joined the team on the 8th Season of Shakey’s V-League and won the V-League gold medal for the first time after beating the Adamson Lady Falcons.
She had since competed in several volleyball games and achieved several awards here and abroad making her the famous player that she is now.
Follow her on Instagram – @Alyssa_Valdez2
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