By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
The Adamson Lady Falcons will be marching to battle in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament without their superstar middle blocker Lorene Toring.
Toring, who is ready to play out her final eligible year with the Lady Falcons, saw her plans vanish after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) confirmed last February 7, 2024.
It was Toring who announced the devastating news after posting a lengthy message on her official Facebook account.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the news that an ACL injury has sidelined me for the foreseeable future,” wrote Toring in her post.
The do-it-all middle blocker quickly turned heads since entering the lair of the Lady Falcons after providing valuable minutes for Adamson.
Each season, her stats went up including her blocks per game, which became her bread and butter in her four years in the UAAP.
Perhaps Toring’s greatest achievement during her active playing days was helping the Lady Falcons enter the UAAP Final Four after nine years of drought.
Despite failing to advance in the grand finals of the women’s volleyball tournament, Toring made her mark as Adamson’s most reliable two-way player.
Now that Toring will not be able to boost the Lady Falcons in Season 86, the program will have to rely on their new recruits and developing talents.
“To the ADU community, your cheers & encouragement have fueled our determination and inspired us to push harder, reach higher, and never give up. Thank you for being our biggest supporter. As I bid goodbye, I carry with me a lifetime of memories and lessons that I will cherish forever. I am proud to say that I am a vincentian student-athlete,” added Toring.