Super grateful ako kasi nasali ako sa team -- Madayag on SEA Games inclusion
Mark Escarlote on Oct 09, 2019 09:45 PM
Of course para sa bayan bibigay namin lahat. Kaming lahat ng mga teammates ko so expect na mag-all out kami -- Maddie Madayag
Maddie Madayag was just happy that her performance in the two legs of the ASEAN Grand Prix was enough to get the nod of national team coach Shaq Delos Santos to include her in the final roster for the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The former Ateneo de Manila University star made it to the 14-woman national team that will see action in the biennial meet that the country will host starting in November.
“Super grateful ako kasi nasali ako sa team,” said the ChocoMucho middle blocker on Wednesday. “Very grateful ako na kinonsider ng coaching staff na masali sa 14.”
Madayag saw action in the four-nation ASEAN GP and was with the Philippine team during its training in Thailand.
Although logging in limited minutes in the opening leg in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand and in the second stop in Sta. Rosa, Laguna last weekend, Madayag made the most of her time inside the court.
The Nationals will also need the presence of the 5-foot-10 Madayag to man the net with towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat skipping the SEA Games to play for their respective clubs in the Japan V. Premier League.
Madayag vowed to return the trust given to her by Delos Santos come competition time.
“Of course para sa bayan bibigay namin lahat. Kaming lahat ng mga teammates ko so expect na mag-all out kami,” said Madayag.
Joining Madayag in the SEA Games are other Philippine team newcomers Kalei Mau, Eya Laure and Kath Arado while Alyssa Valdez, skipper Aby Marano, Majoy Baron, Mika Reyes, Jia Morado, Rhea Dimaculangan, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Mylene Paat, Ces Molina and Dawn Macandili.
Action in the volleyball competition will begin on Nov. 28 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
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