Valdez, Espejo lead SEA Games pool
Alyssa Valdez may be joining the Philippine ladies’ national volleyball squad for the eighth time as the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. Announced the pool for the 2019 SEA Games to be held inside the united states this November.
Joining Valdez are crew captain Aby Maraño, veterans Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mika Reyes, sisters Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Jaja Santiago, Majoy Baron, Denden Lazaro, Dawn Macandili, Jia Morado, Ces Molina, Mylene Paat, and MJ Phillips.
Also within the pool are first-timers Kath Arado, Tots Carlos, Angel Cayuna, Ced Domingo, Jema Galanza, Eya Laure, Jerrili Malabanan, Kalei Mau, and Alohi Robins-Hardy.
From the 22 contributors to the training pool, 15 will be selected to don the kingdom’s tricolors.
Shaq Delos Santos will call the pictures and will be supported by Brian Esquibel and Kung Fu Reyes.
The ladies would love to pose a venture to 11-time defending champions Thailand, hoping to improve at the fourth-vicinity end in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur games.
The Philippines had closing received the gold at the 1993 version in Singapore, where they overcame the Thais.
Meanwhile, in the men’s squad, captain Johnvic de Guzman will be headlining the 20-guy pool and may be joined via Marck Espejo, Ranran Adbilla, Mark Alfafara, Bryan Bagunas, Kim Dayandante, Joven de la Vega, and Rex Intal.
Also becoming a member of the group are Fauzi Ismail, Jack Kalingking, Jessie Lopez, Jeffrey Malabanan, Kim Malabunga, Rikko Marmeto, Ricky Marcos, Ish Polvorosa, Francis Saura, Jayvee Sumagaysay, Peter Torres, and Joshua Umandal.
The squad might be mentored with the aid of Dante Alinsunurin and can be helped by way of Ariel Dela Cruz and Sherwin Meneses.
They are seeking to enhance on returned-to-back 6th-place finishes inside the 2015 and 17 variants.
Volleyball events will commence on Nov. 28 at a yet to be introduced venue.