Kapitana Eya is moving on with a grateful heart.
“Parang nakipag-break sa libo-libong tao.”
This was how Eya Laure described her feelings when she decided to move on from the UST Golden Tigresses, saying it was tough to say goodbye to the community she’s come to love.
“Kaya siguro up until the last minute, I wanted to find a way to play for one more year. Para akong nakikipag-break sa libu-libong tao and my heart is shattering into pieces. Ang sakit at ang hirap mag mapaalam,” she said in an Instagram post on Thursday.
Earlier, teammate Imee Hernadez also announced her decision to leave the Tiger’s lair.
The two played a major role in UST’s uprising over the last years. Unfortunately, it ended in misery as the Golden Tigresses failed to make it past eventual champion De La Salle Lady Spikers in the Final Four of UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball.
And, clearly, not winning a title took a heavy toll on Kapitana Eya, so much that the son of former PBA player Eddie Laure even apologized for not giving the Thomasian community a championship.
“Patawad dahil hindi ko naibigay 'yung championship na deserve niyo,” she said.
Despite the Golden Tigresses roller-coaster ride through the years, the UST community always got their back. And for that, Laure is eternally grateful.
"But more than that, salamat. Parang sasabog ang dibdib ko sa sobrang laki ng pasasalamat na meron ako sa inyo,” she added.
Laure ended her heartfelt message with a promise: “I will forever be your Kapitana Eya Laure. Kasama niyong sisigaw ng 'Go USTe' hanggang dulo.”