Posted on July 30, 2018

Great Athletes. They studied in the RizalTech.

I have nominated some of our faculty members and a coach to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame. Two of them are Norie Larosa and Violy Rastrullo, PE teachers.

Violy and Norie were members of the Philippine team in Volleyball which played in the 8th FIVB World Volleyball Championship held in Mexico in 1974 where they placed 18th out of 23 nations which qualified and participated, even ahead of West Germany France. Japan emerged as the Champion of the tournament, followed by the Soviet Union in second, and South Korea in third place. This was the first and the last time the Philippines qualified in the FIVB World Volleyball Championship.

They were also members of the Philippine Volleyball team which won the Gold Medal in three consecutive South East Asian Games, 1977, 1979, and 1981, and the Silver Medal in 1983. Together, they placed 5th in the Asian Games held in India in 1982.

In the pictures they are shown with their team mates receiving the Gold Medal for the SEA Games.

What they have achieved have not been achieved by our present crop of celebrity Volleyball players such as Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Dindin and Jaja Santiago, Rachel Ann Daquis, Bangs Pineda, Mika Reyes, to name just a few.

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