A difficult ending to Toring's UAAP career.
The Adamson Lady Falcons will be without one of their key stars heading into UAAP Season 86.
Star middle blocker Lorene Toring bared the news of her devastating ACL injury, meaning that she will miss her final season for the Lady Falcons.
“As much as I had hoped and dreamed of playing my last UAAP Season alongside with my teammates, I have come to accept that sometimes, God has different plans for us,” Toring said in a long post on her social media account Wednesday. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the news that an ACL injury has sidelined me for the foreseeable future.”
Toring, who has been a steady presence for Adamson throughout the past four years, expressed her gratitude to her coaches and teammates for helping her grow as an athlete.
“To my coaches, thank you for your unwavering support, guidance, and your dedication has not only shaped me as an athlete but also as a person. I am grateful for the countless hours you’ve invested in helping me grow both on and off the field,” said Toring.
“To my teammates, you have been more than just friends; you’ve been my second family. While I may not be able to physically join you on the court this season, please know that I will be cheering you on from the sidelines,” she added.
The 23-year-old Toring also thanked the Adamson community for cheering them on through their ups and downs.
“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. Solid kayo,” said Toring.
“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.”
In what turned out to be her final year with Adamson, Toring helped the team reach the Final Four for the first time in nine years.
The Lady Falcons will certainly be dedicating their games for Toring come Season 86.