Alyssa Valdez is lone local to crack a spot in the PVL’s Top 10 scorers

Creamline’s skipper Alyssa Valdez is the lone non-import to make it to the Top 10 of the Best Scorer race of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference after the preliminary rounds.

Valdez, a national team standout, racked a total of 118 points off 90 kills, 25 aces, and three blocks, enough for the tenth place in the scorers race. Two points shy of this output is Pocari’s Myla Pablo who had 95 attacks, nine aces, and three kill blocks, good for the eleventh place.

Valdez leads the Best Server race as she averaged 1.04 per set and is seventh in the Best Spiker department with a success rate of 37.19.

Meanwhile, after almost five weeks of preliminaries competition, here are the other top individual performers in the PVL Reinforced Conference:

Best Spiker

BaliPure’s American reinforcement Alexis Matthew topped the spiking category after converting 86 attacks from a total of 172 attempts, translating to 50% success rate. Tess Rountree of PayMaya came in at second as she registered 41.11% spiking efficiency, scoring 148 points off 360 attempts.

Best Blocker

It was a very close match in the blocking department. Pocari’s Arielle Love remained as the league’s best offensive stopper as she averaged 0.64 blocks per set in the prelims. BaliPure’s Alexis Matthews and Iriga’s Macy Ubben are at close second and third, tallying 0.62 and 0.60 offensive stops, respectively.

Best Server

Locals dominate this category. Creamline skipper Alyssa Valdez is the runaway leader in the serving department as she fired a total of 25 service aces or an average of 1.04 aces per set. Tacloban setter Kyle Negrito wounded up at second place with an average of 0.59 aces per frame.

Best Digger

Veteran libero Lizlee Gata-Pantone leads the league in digs after the prelims as she notched 119 excellent digs from 200 total attempts. The PayMaya defense specialist averaged 4.58 digs per set. Mary Jane Ticar of Iriga and Jellie Tempiatura of Pocari rounded up the top three in digs as they contributed 101 and 102 digs, apiece.

Best Setter

BaliPure’s Joyme Cagande cemented herself as one of the key figures in the future of Philippine volleyball. The future Lady Bulldogs is the leading Best Setter in the tournament, averaging 8.03 excellent sets per frame. Former UAAP Best Setter and Creamline setter Julia Morado finished at second, dishing out 7.58 excellent sets per canto.

Best Receiver

It came to fans’ attention that Pantone, who was leading the category in the previous announcement, was left out in the list. Just days before the final game of the preliminaries, the former Lady Falcon registered 55.17% efficiency. In the newly released stats, BaliPure’s Janisa Johnson is atop despite not being previously on the list. The league is yet to clarify whether an error was made.

Best Scorer

PayMaya’s Tess Rountree nosed out BanKo’s Jutarat Montripila is the scoring category. Rountree’s 27-point outing in their final games of prelims propelled her to the top, finishing with a total of 166 points or an average of 23.71 markers per match.

Montripila is at second place with 161 points. Janisa Johnson of BaliPure, Kia Bright of BanKo and Macy Ubben of Iriga rounded up the top five in scoring.