Mozzy Ravena completely satisfied to see sons study Japan fashion of play, like she did in school



MANILA, Philippines—Mozzy Ravena was as soon as a burgeoning volleyball expertise as a part of the College of Santo Tomas dynasty within the late Nineteen Eighties beneath the legendary August Sta. Maria.

It was Sta. Maria who guided the Golden Tigresses to seven straight UAAP championships utilizing Japanese strategies, which at the moment, was practically unstoppable within the collegiate ranks and Ravena was a part of that title run as she gained three of the varsity’s seven straight championships as a student-athlete.

Now the mom of two of the brightest stars in Philippine basketball Kiefer and Thirdy, Mozzy stated she’s past completely satisfied that her sons usually are not simply taking part in professionally but in addition residing beneath the identical rules she as soon as performed in school.

“I consider within the trade of data and also you’ll solely get higher, that method, as an athlete,” stated Ravena as she reminisced her school days at UST. “It’s an incredible feeling as a result of it’s not simply the expertise of studying [these Japanese ideas] however they’re really residing in Japan and taking part in there.”

“They’re experiencing the tradition, and so they’re immersed within the Japanese method and tradition.”

Mozzy stated that it was additionally as much as them to translate Sta. Maria’s books and this turned the inspiration for his or her practically good runs.

It was throughout Sta. Maria’s tenure that the Golden Tigresses achieved an unprecedented feat—win 10 tournaments throughout the nation in a single season.

There was additionally a tune-up match in 1991 that UST dominated the nationwide volleyball workforce that Thelma Barina-Rojas, winner of 4 Southeast Asian Video games gold medals, led.

The tune-up match was simply put to a cease as a result of UST was holding the lead and the nationals didn’t get momentum.

Mozzy stated that whereas her expertise as a participant studying beneath Japanese beliefs was already worthwhile, her sons’ journey within the B.League is a totally totally different journey.

“In your lifetime, there are belongings you gained’t be capable to do, however my children have the expertise that they’ll inform tales of to their very own kids,” stated Ravena. “Nicely, I’m completely satisfied as a result of I get to a minimum of style a little bit of the pie however they [Kiefer and Thirdy] acquired to get half or perhaps even take the entire pie so I’m actually completely satisfied for them.”


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