Former Queen Eagle signs with Pocari Sweat
Pocari Sweat recruited former Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagle star Fille Cainglet-Cayetano to beef up the Lady Warriors' roster heading into the next season of V-League.
After their successful debut in the V-League last season, the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors are bent to cement their dynasty by adding another weapon in their already deep arsenal.
The Open and Reinforced Conference champions of the 13th edition of the league tapped former Ateneo de Manila star Fille Cainglet-Cayetano as the Lady Warriors build up for next season.
“I am quite pleased and very much looking forward to welcoming Fille to our family,” Pocari Sweat team manager Eric Ty told ABS-CBN Sports.
“I have always been a big fan of her skills as a volleyball player and I am quite confident she will fit in quite well rocking our Pocari Sweat Blue,” Ty added.
The 26-year-old spiker and a mother of two led Ateneo de Manila University to two Finals appearances back in Season 74 and 75. She was a member of the Lady Eagles’ “Fab Five” together with now Kapamilya host Gretchen Ho, Dzi Gervacio, Jem Ferrer and A Nacachi.
Standing 5-foot-6, her elevation and power attracted a huge following and was considered as Ateneo’s Queen Eagle in her last two years with the Katipunan-based squad before the rise of Alyssa Valdez.
She led Ateneo to its breakthrough title in the V-League back in 2011 (Season 8, First Conference) where she won the Most Improved Player award. The Lady Eagles made a repeat the following year in the First Conference.
Cainglet-Cayetano last played in the V-League for Meralco in the Open Conference of Season 12.
She won two titles for Petron in the Philippine Superliga in the 2014 Grand Prix and the 2015 All-Filipino. Cainglet-Cayetano took a leave of absence after Petron’s 2015 PSL Grand Prix runner-up finish as she was then pregnant with her second child.
Ty said that aside from Cainglet-Cayetano, Pocari Sweat is also looking to recruit more quality players to beef up the Lady Warriors’ roster.
“Fille is the first of our hopefully four new incoming players for 2017,” the team manager said.
For now, the Lady Warriors are focused on bringing Cainglet-Cayetano, who gave birth to baby Fille Renee last August, back to her playing condition.
“Our priority this off-season is to work closely with Fille in helping her regain her volleyball form, because a well-conditioned Fille will make our team more versatile as we strive next year to win another championship,” said Ty.
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