Galanza, Nabor earn National team spots
Mark Escarlote on Sep 07, 2018 06:46 PM
Jasmine Nabor, Grethcel Soltones and Jema Galanza earned spots in the national team that will compete in the AVC Asian Cup in Thailand this month.
A mix of returning players and new blood will carry the nations pride in the AVC Asian Cup in Thailand.
Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. released Friday a tentative lineup for the tournament set to run from September 17 to 23 in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Top hitter Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado of Creamline will banner the Nationals, who will miss the services of six of core players that suited up for the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games last month.
Back for another tour of duty are team captain Aby Marano, Mylene Paat, Cha Cruz-Behag, Maika Ortiz, Denden Lazaro and Mika Reyes.
Making her return in the National squad are Grethcel Soltones, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Risa Sato and libero Mel Gohing while debuting for the tricolors are Jema Galanza and setter Jasmine Nabor.
The six new members will replace injured playmaker Kim Fajardo, sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat and the De La Salle University trio of Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron and prized libero Dawn Macandili.
The Santiago sisters are set to debut in their respective clubs in Japan’s top tier league while Dy, Baron and Macandili will fly to New York as part of the Lady Spikers’ incentive for winning the UAAP Season 80 title.
The squad will fly to Thailand on September 14.
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