Lychee Ibn, Martha Mora leave FEU Lady Tamraus ‘to pursue other opportunities’

Lychee Ibn (No. 2) has left FEU Lady Tamraus with Martha Mora.  UAAP pictures

Lychee Ibn (No. 2) has left FEU Lady Tamraus with Martha Mora. UAAP pictures

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University players Licha Ebon and Martha Mora will not return to the rest of the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Tournament, according to Athletic Director Mark Molina.

Molina said the two holdovers have earned their bachelor’s degrees and have decided not to end the season.

Ibn and Mora, both in their third play year, were clearly absent from Lady Tamraus’ bench and even lost to Atenio Blue Eagles at the Mall on Thursday, 22-25, 13-25, 23-25 ​​in their stats. Asia Arena.

UAAP board members say the two are still eligible despite meeting their academic requirements, but they have decided to pursue other opportunities.

The school respects their decision.

“They are graduate athletes who have already completed the academic requirements for their bachelor’s degree and are beginning to focus on their future careers. We support their efforts, “Molina told Inquirer Sports.

“Technically they are still qualified but I believe they will pursue opportunities beyond UAAP. We are grateful for the years we have spent at FEU and are happy that they all finished their degrees on time, “he added.

Pasqua was silent when asked about the three missing players. He only responded to the condition of Nikka Medina, who was suffering from an ACL tear during the first set on May 17 and will be operated on in the second week of June.

“He had a complete tear in his ACL. He will have surgery in the second week of June. It will take eight months to a year for her to recover, “Pasqua told reporters.

Ibn was also captain of the FEU team but his playing time was reduced after fighting in the first round. Shila Kisio was listed as the interim captain.

With an early departure from Ebon and Mora, Molina said young Lady Tamraus would make the most of the UAAP season to gain more exposure and experience after losing seven of their eight matches.

“Team management believes this is a good time to give young players, especially the Rockies, more exposure and experience on the court,” he said. “The goal is still to win as many games as possible and gain momentum for the upcoming UAAP season.”

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