MANILA, Philippines: Mars Alba certainly impressed in her final playing her with the De La Salle Lady Spikers in the UAAP Season 85 women's volleyball tournament last year.Other than winning the championship with the team, Alba seized the Best Setter and Finals MVP awards.As Alba moved up to the professional ranks, she did leave a huge void not just in her position as a setter but also as the team captain of the team.Julia Coronel is ready for the primetime, though, saying that she embraces the difficult task of succeeding Alba as the team's starting setter and captain.'It's been great so far. I get to embrace my role in the team as the team captain and starting setter. I feel that over the past months I managed to adjust more,' said the senior setter.'I accepted the role because I realized that I was put in this position because my teammates and coaches have a huge trust in me.'As the leader of the team, Coronel said that she needs to be more vocal on the court and more importantly, she needs to be the rock where her teammates can lean on when the going gets tough.'I need to be more vocal on the court. I should be the last one to give in because I'm the leader and setter of the team. I need to be more vocal and stronger inside the court so that my teammates can lean on me to the point that they're still going to fight no matter how difficult the task at hand is.'There is no denying that Coronel is set to go through fire as she tries to lead La Salle in its bid for a second straight crown. Fortunately, Alba and her other seniors have prepared her for this.'Last season, my ates had really been a big help in encouraging me, giving me tips. It's a huge help for me in preparing me for this bigger role that I have right now,' shared Coronel.'I always keep in mind Ate Jols (Jolina Dela Cruz), Ate Mars (Mars Alba) and my previous seniors' advice as well as the culture that they built in our team. That's also something that I want to implement to this La Salle team. I want to leave this team with a better culture or legacy.'