Bea de Leon has yet to decide on which club team to join after her successful swan song in the UAAP Season 81.
But while weighing down on her options, the former Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagle wants to experience other things outside of volleyball – including sitting down as an analyst for the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference.
De Leon, who helped the Lady Eagles capture the UAAP crown and was named Finals Most Valuable Player, called the game between PetroGazz and Banko on Wednesday.
“Thankfully ABS-CBN got me to be a regular for this conference,” said De Leon. “So hopefully, I’m looking into it, I’ll see first if it’s really for me or not but it’s good for me to try new things.”
De Leon sat as analyst for the third time since doing two runs in last year’s edition of the import-laden tournament.
The middle blocker seems to be enjoying her new role.
“I’m really trying to look for that also para hindi naman volleyball lang yung nagagawa ko,” she said.
For her conference debut, De Leon specifically requested for Synjin Reyes as her partner.
“I requested for him. Ito sasabihin ko na yung totoo, kasi I wanted to be comfortable nga para kilala na niya ako and I wouldn’t be shy to ask for pointers also,” she said.
But De Leon admitted that playing is easier than dissecting the play-by-plays at the sidelines.
“I think I’d rather play because this is a very structured and, you know, syempre sa volleyball kailangan real time,” she said. “It’s definitely not my comfort zone.”
“I’d rather play, but like what I said I’m just really open trying new things,” said De Leon.
This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.