Valdez returns home, ready for PVL stint
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 29, 2017 05:55 PM
Alyssa Valdez returned home after a two-month stint in Thailand.
Volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez arrived in Manila safely Wednesday morning after a two-month stint in Thailand.
The former Ateneo de Manila Queen Eagle played for 3BB Nakornnont in the Thai League and Thai-Denmark Super League in her first international club tournament participation.
She showcased her talents for the young squad together with former V-League teammates Nattanicha Jaisaen and Kanjana Kuthaisong, who led the Bureau of Customs to a runner up finish in the Reinforced Conference last year.
The 23-year-old power-hitter from San Juan, Batangas helped 3BB Nakornnont finish fourth in the Thai League and bagged a bronze medal in the Thai-Denmark Super League over the weekend.
Valdez hopes to use her international experience when she leads the campaign of Creamline Cool Smashers in the Philippine Volleyball League that will open on April 30.
She will join a crack roster of support crew headed by former Adamson players Pau Soriano and Janet Serafica, Perpetual Help’s Coleen Bravo and Jamela Suyat, ex-University of the Philippines player and teammate of Valdez in the 2008 Asian Youth Girls Volleyball Champioship Joyce Palad. Veteran Ivy Remulla, former Ateneo player Aerieal Patnongon and NCAA Season 92 Rookie of the Year Francesca Racraquin of San Beda will also see action for Creamline.
Valdez will also try her luck to make the cut in the national women’s team that will see action in the 2017 AVC Asian Women’s Senior Championship and in the 29th Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games in August.