Diana Mae "Tots" Magtoto Carlos (born July 7, 1998) is a Filipino volleyball player who currently plays for the UP Lady Fighting Maroons of the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She is a member of both the indoor and beach volleyball collegiate varsity teams of the university.

Tots Carlos
Personal information
Full nameDiana Mae Magtoto Carlos
NicknameTots, Caloy
NationalityFilipino
Born (1998-07-07) July 7, 1998 (age 23)
HometownLubao, Pampanga, Philippines
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight56.7 kg (125 lb)
College(s)University of the Philippines-Diliman
Volleyball information
PositionOpposite Hitter
Current clubCreamline Cool Smashers
Number18
Career
YearsTeams
2015–2020UP Lady Fighting Maroons
2017Perlas Spikers
2018Foton Tornadoes
2019–2020Motolite Power Builders
2021Creamline Cool Smashers

CareerEdit

Tots Carlos, a Pampanga-native volleybelle, was one of the hottest recruits to play in the UAAP Season 78. Aside from UP she was also being recruited by other UAAP teams of DLSU, Adamson and FEU.[1] She won the Palarong Pambansa Best Blocker award before entering college at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, she is currently playing for the UP Fighting Lady Maroons. She helped her collegiate team enter the Final Four in the UAAP Season 78,[2] and helped the team win two bronze medal finishes in the Shakey's V-League.[3][4] Carlos is known for her versatility, she was a Middle Blocker in High School before she was converted to an Opposite Hitter, and later on to an Outside Hitter for the Lady Maroons.[5] Carlos won the Inquirer 7 - Week 2 Top 7 and Week 3 Top 1 Player from the UAAP.[6][7]

At the age of 18, she was recruited to play for the Perlas Spikers in the Premier Volleyball League 1st Season Reinforced Open Conference.[8] For two consecutive years, she was picked to join the Premier Volleyball League All-Star. In 2016, she helped Team Palaban defeat Team Puso. In 2017, she top-scored Team Roger to defeat Team Rico where she bagged the 2017 PVL Best Player of the All-Stars award.[9][10] She is also a member of the UP Fighting Maroons Women's Beach Volleyball Team, where she and Arielle Estrañero bagged the bronze for the Lady Maroons.[11]

In 2018, Carlos was awarded as the 1st Best Outside Spiker and the Most Valuable Player in the 2018 PSL Collegiate Grand Slam Conference after her return from shin injury.[12]

In 2019, Carlos lead the Motolite team in its inaugural semis run for the 2019 PVL Open Conference as the league's 2nd highest scorer. She was eventually elected as the Best Opposite of the tournament.[13] In 2021, she is set to sign with Creamline Cool Smashers for the first season of Premier Volleyball League on its professional status.[14]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lozada, Bong (February 11, 2017). "UP blanks UE, stays unbeaten in UAAP Volleyball". Inquirer.NET. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Dionisio, Mac (July 1, 2015). "UP rookie Diana Carlos eyes winning tradition for Lady Maroons". UP Alumni. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  3. ^ Lozada, Mei-Lin (December 6, 2015). "Vastly improved UP Lady Maroons beat Navy, clinch third place in V-League". Spin PH. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Payo, Jasmine (August 29, 2016). "Lady Maroons seek share of Shakey's V-League lead, semis slot//". Inquirer.Net. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Asia, Fox (July 19, 2016). "Rookie Diana Carlos shows never-say-die spirit for UP". Fox Asia. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Lozada, Bong (February 21, 2017). "Inquirer 7 top UAAP women's volleyball players: Week 3". Inquirer.Net. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Lozada, Bong (February 13, 2017). "Inquirer 7 top UAAP women's volleyball players: Week 2". Inquirer.Net. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Puso, Utak (May 17, 2017). "Tots Carlos Debuts for Perlas Spikers in PVL". UtakPuso.com. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Satumbaga, Kristel (October 31, 2017). "Reds down Whites in PVL All-star". Tempo. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  10. ^ Star, Philippine (October 30, 2017). "Carlos, Urdas shine as Red beats White in PVL All-Star". Philippine Star. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  11. ^ Escarlote, Mark (October 6, 2017). "Tigresses, Lady Tams remain unbeaten". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "Tots Carlos earns MVP plum in PSL Collegiate Grand Slam". Fox Sports.
  13. ^ "PVL: Cool Smashers complete 20-game sweep, extend Open Conference reign". Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "SOURCES: Tots Carlos to sign with Creamline, foregoing final year in UP". January 8, 2021.
  15. ^ Yumol, David Tristan (August 13, 2021). "Jaja Santiago takes home Conference MVP and Finals MVP awards". CNN Philippines. Retrieved August 15, 2021.