PVL: Manilla Santos makes comeback as a Flying Titan
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 03, 2019 05:43 PM
Manilla Santos-ng is back. (Photo courtesy of @CMFlyingTitans)
Newcomer ChocoMucho made a recruitment coup after tapping legendary Manilla Santos-Ng to add more depth to an already promising Flying Titans roster for the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference.
A decade after leading De La Salle University to the UAAP throne, Santos-Ng is making a return to competitive volleyball, beefing up the Oliver Almadro-mentored ChocoMucho bannered by former Ateneo de Manila standouts Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon and Maddie Madayag.
The Flying Titans announced the signing of Santos-Ng through their Twitter account on Saturday.
It's OFFICIAL! The legendary Manilla "Illa" Santos-Ng proudly stands with the Choco Mucho Flying Titans in the Premier Volleyball League! ???????? #ChocoMucho #FlyingTitans #TitanPride pic.twitter.com/Mv0oKVRHey— Choco Mucho Flying Titans (@CMFlyingTitans) August 3, 2019
Talks of Santos-Ng’s comeback circulated as early this year with the former Queen Lady Spiker practicing with ChocoMucho’s sister-team Creamline.
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The high-flying, power-hitting five-foot-5 Santos-Ng led DLSU back into the UAAP throne in Season 71 where she also bagged the Best Receiver and Finals Most Valuable Player award. La Salle retired Santos' number 14 jersey.
The season-ending conference opens on August 11.