University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses volleyball player Eya Laure is bidding adieu to her school after 12 years signaling that she will turn professional, though she said she wanted to play for one more year.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, she had thanked every single member of the Thomasian community and her team.

Laure apologized to the fans called the "Sea of Yellow" for not being able to give a championship to the university.

"Patawad dahil hindi ko naibigay yungchampionship na deserve niyo. But more than that, salamat. Parang sasabog ang dibdib ko sa sobrang laki ng pasasalamat na meron ako sa inyo," (I'm sorry if I wasn't able to give you a championship that you really deserve, but more than that, thank you. It's like my heart is going to explode because of a big load of gratitude I have for you.) she wrote.

"To the UST Community, salamat at pinakita niyo ulit sa amin ang Sea of Yellow. Walang makakapantay na suporta ang pinakita niyo at lakas ng mga sigaw niyo. Thank you kasi bumalik kayo at nagtiwala sa team. Sobrang mamimiss ko marinig ang 'Go Uste!' habang naglalaro. Kasama niyo na ako ngayon," (To the UST community, thank you and you showed us the Sea of Yellow. There is no match to the support you gave and the loud shouts. Thank you because you came back and supported the team. I will miss the Go USTe chants while we play. I will be joining you now.) she added in a message to her fans.

Laure said she will always be the team's captain.

She did not mention where she will go next, if she will be joining a team in the Professional Volleyball League.

Laure's teammate, Imee Hernandez, meanwhile, said in an Instagram post on Thursday that she is also turning professional.

"UST community, you have been with me through all the battles and I am forever grateful. Now that I am done with my studies, with you by my side, I am more than ready to face the bigger challenges that lie ahead as I continue to pursue my passion for the game of volleyball on a grander stage and under brighter lights. I have decided to go professional," she wrote.

Hernandez decided to forego her remaining playing years in the UAAP to turn professional.

2023-05-25T21:19:08Z dg43tfdfdgfd