A NATIVE of Dumangas, Iloilo is the new skipper of the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers that will compete in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball Season 81.
Aduke Ogunsanya is making her presence felt in the collegiate games and has made Ilonggos proud because of her sterling performance in volleyball.
A huge blocker of the team, Ogunsanya always brings toughness to the court. She is the child of Anthony Ogunsanya of Nigeria and Jolinda Ogunsanya of Dumangas.
It is no surprise for Aduke to join the sports because it runs in their family. She has two brothers who play basketball. Her younger brother is 6 feet 4 inches tall and plays center for a basketball team in Iloilo.
Aduke is the only girl among six siblings. She finished her elementary in Sapao Elementary School and secondary at Dumangas National High School.
The Ilongga spiker is expected to bring her best game as the team must defend their title against University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines, National University, Adamson University, Far Eastern University, and perennial rival Ateneo De Manila University.
DLSU is also preparing for a tough battle, especially that they will no longer have Season 79 MVP Majoy Baron, Season 78 finals MVP Kianna Dy, and Season 80 finals MVP Dawn Macandili.
DLSU coach Ramil de Jesus said the team acquired potential reinforcement during the tryouts and believed they can really defend their title.
Dumangas is a breeding place for volleyball players. Joy Doromal of the National University and Rio Duremdes of the Far Eastern University are all natives of the town.
“When I entered DLSU campus, a lot of adjustments were made. I am also blessed to have Coach Ramil and supportive teammates who made me feel at home here in Taft. This year, we want to play our best shots and retain the crown for the green shirts,” Ogunsanya said.