After five outstanding seasons with Adamson, it’s time to move on for Jema Galanza.
And while she will be leaving San Marcelino with a heavy heart after failing to reach the Final Four again, the comely outside hitter is excited to take her talents to the Premiere Volleyball League.
Galanza will once again suit up for Creamline, a team she also played for last year before returning to her duties with the Lady Falcons.
“Sobra,” the Laguna native said with a smile when asked how excited she is to reunite with the Cool Smashers. “Tapos yung mga makakasama ko pa, superstars sa kanya kanyang school. Sobrang nakaka inspire maglaro kasi nga Alyssa Valdez, Michele Gumabao. Ayun na eexcite ako kasi makikita ko na sila ulit.”
While she’s been the face of Adamson volleyball the past three years, Galanza will have less of a spotlight in a Creamline team that boasts of big names like Valdez, Gumabao, Jia Morado and Melissa Gohing.
This, she said, will work to her advantage, as there will be way less pressure than what she experienced in her final season with the Lady Falcons.
“Yung responsibilidad kailangan mo talaga akuin,” she said of being a senior with Adamson. “Di mo isusuko yun kung ano ibigay sayo. Kahit na mahirap, kailangan mo panindigan.”
Instead of wearing the school’s blue and white, Galanza will now be donning the pink jersey of Creamline.
Nonetheless, she promises to continue helping the school in whichever way she can.
“Oo naman. Syempre dito ako nagsimula,” she stressed. “Hindi ko iiwan ang school na pinanggalingan ko.”