Alondra Tapia wins crown in Japan; MVP and honor student
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 5, 2023.- Alondra Tapia,
tall and lean junior volleyball player, arrived in Dominican Republic
after ending a dream year in Japan, where she was selected the Most
Valuable Player of the Collegiate League with Furukawa-Gakuen High
School while winning the crown after a 23-year drought, and graduating
from high school with honors.
The athlete arrived from Japan with the president of the Women’s
Volleyball National team Project, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz and with
director of International Relations of the Project, Milagros Cabral.
“I am very happy to achieved my goal to carry my team Furukawa-Gakuen
High School into winning the championship, of being the Most Valuable
Player and now to rest before joining practice with the team Reinas del
Caribe”, said the Dominican player.
She claimed that studying in Japan for three years was a great
experience, mostly by dealing with the language and the Japanese
culture. She thanked Cristóbal Marte, Milagros Cabral and the Project
for their support.
She also valued Japan’s education, as well as that of the teachings of
her coach and teammates who received her with open arms.
Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, said that Alondra Tapia accomplished an amazing
feat, where more than 1,832 schools participated in the national
tournament, and she carried her team in becoming champions after 23
years without raising the trophy and for her great performance in being
selected the Most Valuable Player.
“We are very happy, I am so proud for her, she was the most brilliant
student at school and she was recognized for it, something that fills me
with joy”, he added.
Marte said that Tapia wishes to enroll in the Nipon-Tokyo University,
level one, among the best in Japan, where she will study Physical
Education and they are now negotiating.
Marte added that this will be the first time for a Dominican to study in
such a prestigious university.
“Her behavior and results during classes will open doors for more
Dominican athletes in Japan when school directors will visit Dominican
Republic to offer another scholarship, which is a magnificent” he
Milagros Cabral, the immortal of Sport, explained that she is glad about
Alondra Tapia’s personal growth, who shared the great news that she will
be present in the 2023 events of las Reinas del Caribe. Her mother was
also at the airport to greet with great affection and love.