Shakey’s V-League Best Blocker: Michelle Laborte

Michelle Laborte

Name: Michelle Laborte
Team: currently plays for Ateneo de Manila University
Position: Middle Blocker
Weight: 65kg
Hieght: 174cm
Spike Reach: 277cm
Block Reach: 272cm

1. How did you first get into volleyball? How long have you been playing?
I started playing volleyball by joining in our high school intrams back in Bacolod.

2. What are your greatest achievements/awards as a volleyball player?
Being able to represent the Philippines in the 2001, 2003, and 2005 SEA Games.

3. What makes a good volleyball player? Does height really matter?
Height can really help you but it all boils down to your skills and level of conditioning.

4. How did you end up playing for the Ateneo Lady Eagles? From which school or team did you use to play before?
I was picked by Coach Louie Gepuela to be a guest player for the Shakey’s V-league two conferences ago. Before that, I was a guest player for LPU. I’ve been with ADMU ever since.

5. During the recently concluded Shakey’s V-League 2007, which team was the toughest to go against with? Who’s the toughest player?
San Sebastian and Jing Bualee.

6. What was your most memorable Shakey’s V-League game or moment?
Winning the Best Blocker award 3 years in a row, and beating UST in the eliminations despite losing Namphon Intuan to an injury.

7. Enough of volleyball. We all know that you eat, breath, and sleep volleyball. Tell us about your pastime and hobbies.
Going to the arcade, watching movies, surfing the internet.

8. We know you’re always busy with training. What was the last movie you watched?
Harry Potter V.

9. Okay, let’s go back to volleyball. Who are the people you look up to?
Coach Roger Banzuela (USLS Bacolod), Virna Diaz (Brazil).

10. What do most people do not know about you?
I like to cook and bake.

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how about interviewing other awardees of this season of the v league? thanks..

mihelle laborte is good, why dont the rp team get her??

hi michelle i am one of ur avid fan….i like ur style and i love everything in u!when i was in the philipines i always watching v leage…i hope i can keep in touch with u….icezelr_1011 thats my id…….

thanks guys…Just pray micmic laborte and michelle carolino this coming Sea Games in Thailand..Godbless u all

Coach mic pls teach your team ateneo to play tough blocking defense in order to beat adamson, what ever killing they will create and spike adamson in mind they cannot penetrate inside the team ateneo if ateneo play top and hard blocking defense

ngayong sunday may laban n naman ang ateneo against the number one team in the league adamson, dito n naman masusukat ang blocking, defense ng ateneo lalo n ang napakarami nilang error sa serving, you have to get attnetion to bautista, laguilles, and serafica a very good setter, this 3 girls you have to be aware of , if you will win to adamson then you can also beat san sebastian , good luck ateneo the fight is not yet still over, give adamson and san sebastian a hard game to play even though you canot beat this team

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