ATHLETE’S CORNER: Sisi Rondina pours out love for volleyball

Beatrice Go
Spunky as she is talented, Sisi Rondina looks for a winning debut in the 2019 SEA Games beach volleyball tournament

ALL SET. Sisi Rondina gets ready to showcase her skills in an even bigger stage. Rappler screenshot

MANILA, Philippines – What started out as a hobby in Cebu turned into a lifelong passion as Sisi Rondina’s love for volleyball has taken her to great heights – including representing the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games beach volleyball tournament.

Rondina won the hearts of University of Santo Tomas (UST) fans with her high-flying spikes and spunky attitude that eventually led the Golden Tigresses to the UAAP Season 81 indoor volleyball final against the Ateneo Lady Eagles.

Despite falling short in indoor action, the Cebuana spiker has left a legacy in the España-based school as she powered the UST beach volleyball team to a 3-peat championship and bagged MVP titles in both disciplines.

Now, Rondina – who’s partnering with former FEU star Bernadeth Pons in the national team – is ready to show the world that she’s ready for an even bigger challenge. –

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.