Stalzer expected to play for Petron in the 2018 Grand Prix
American volleyball player Lindsay Stalzer was tapped as San Miguel Beer's muse during the opening of the 43rd PBA Sunday and is expected to again suit up for Petron in the 2018 PSL Grand Prix.
American volleyball player Lindsay Stalzer is expected to be back next year when the Petron Blaze Spikers try to redeem themselves in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.
The Blazer Spikers import will return to the US Monday evening but will fly back to Manila when Petron begins its build up for the 2018 edition of the import-laden conference opening on February 2018.
Stalzer, a two-time Grand Prix champion and former Most Valuable Player, came up short of claiming her third conference crown when Petron bowed to F2 Logistics on Saturday in four sets in the decider of the best-of-three Finals.
“I think the plan is to come back for the next Grand Prix,” said Stalzer, who was San Miguel Beer’s muse during the traditional parade of teams in the opening rites of the 43rd PBA Sunday at the Big Dome.
Stalzer, who won two titles with Foton before transferring to Petron, and compatriot Hillary Hurley tried to rally the Blaze Spikers back after going down, 1-2, in Game 3. But the Blaze Spikers were unable to stop the rampaging Cargo Movers led by Venezuelan import and eventual MVP winner Maria Jose Perez, American Kennedy Bryan and the core of many-time UAAP champion De La Salle University led by Cha Cruz, Kim Fajardo, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili.
Still, Stalzer was happy with Petron’s run.
“We had a really strong showing all season. In the regular season we had that one loss to F2 and I think it’s a fluke and we should’ve won that match. And then ups and downs in the playoffs but then we made it to the Finals and I’m very proud of that. I thought we had the championship but we let that slip away,” she said.
Putting their painful Grand Prix loss behind, the 33-year old stunner told reporters how she enjoined her stint as SMB’s muse.
“I have no idea what to expect this such a beautiful, big production. I’m honored to be one of the muses, it was a lot of fun,” she said. “It’s really fun to kickoff this event this season and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”
“I have no idea (why they chose me to be their muse). They just asked just a few days ago,” said Stalzer. “(But) it’s always fun to dress up and wear something other than volleyball clothes.”
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