“The Tryouts” focuses on the lives of your most hardworking student-athletes. We take a look at the 15-time UAAP women’s volleyball champions, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses. Part 1: Instilling the Killer’s Instinct.
Making the formidable UST Women’s Volleyball Team is one thing. Turning it into a winning squad once more is another, especially on the big UAAP stage, where other schools have become more competitive over the years.
For the coaching staff, they bank on preparation and tradition to convert that hunger into a championship.
“So ‘yong tradition na ano, pinipilit naming ibalik. For how many years na, wala ang UST sa Final Four, nawala sa limelight. So in two years ko dito sa team, sa UST, naibalik namin nang kaunti, kasi nakapasok kami ng Final Four last year,” Head Coach Emilio “Kung-fu” Reyes, Jr. said. “And we ended up Third [Place]. So highest rank for the past five years ata, or six, kung hindi ako nagkakamali.”
Shot on location at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion, Sampaloc, Manila.