Racraquin inks deal with Pocari Sweat

Mark Escarlote on Jan 20, 2018 04:33 PM
Racraquin inks deal with Pocari Sweat
San Beda College star and Virtual Playground talent Cesca Racraquin signs a deal with Pocari Sweat to help the Lady Warriors in their title-retention bid in the 2nd Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference. Also in the photo is Pocari Sweat team manager Atty. Ken Mirasol. (Photo courtesy of Virtual Playground)

San Beda College star Cesca Racraquin formally signed with Pocari Sweat Saturday as the Lady Warriors beef up their roster for the 2nd Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference set to begin on April.

Racraquin’s transfer will add more firepower to the Lady Warriors, who are looking for their second straight import-laden crown and third in a row since winning the same tournament in the defunct V-League in 2016.

The NCAA Season 92 Rookie of the Year will join fellow Virtual Playground talents Myla Pablo and Jeanette Panaga in the Air Force-backed Pocari Sweat.

Racraquin played for Creamline last year and was a vital cog in the squad’s bronze medal finishes in the Reinforced and Open conferences.   

“I’m happy to be joining a champion team like Pocari. Alam ko po na marami rin akong matutunan from my new coaches and teammates,” said Racraquin.

“I’m very excited to play with the bests in the PVL, my Virtual Playground sisters Ate Myla Pablo and Jeanette Panaga,” she added. “So I’m thanking Pocari for the trust on what i can contribute to the team.”

“I have nothing but gratitude to my former team Creamline for taking care of me for the past year,” said Racraquin. 

Racraquin is currently leading the Lady Red Spikers in the thick of the battle in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition.

A fierce competitor and a leader inside the court, Racraquin led San Beda to four straight wins in as many outings tied with defending champion Arellano University.   

Racraquin is currently averaging 15.5 points per game and has norms of 3.19 dis per set and 27.07% efficiency in reception, making her a frontrunner for the season’s Most Valuable Player award.   

She will complete Pocari Sweat’s new “Big Three” with Pablo and Panaga come PVL season.

“But for now - focused po muna sa San Beda as we try to make this our best NCAA season ever,” she said.

 

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