Kalei Mau, Alyssa Valdez, Aby Maraño lead PH volleyball roster for SEA Games
The Philippines’ drive for a medal in the Southeast Asian Games went into full gear after Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas released the full lineup for intensive training in Thailand next month.
Spectacular hitter and newly minted Philippine Superliga MVP Kalei Mau made the national team where she will join certified superstars Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano who will serve as team captain.
Mau and Valdez will be the outside hitters for the team along with Ces Molina, while the opposites will be veterans Aiza Pontillas and Jovelyn Gonzaga and the upcoming star Mylene Paat.
Marano will lead the middle along with exciting young blockers Maddie Madayag, Joy Baron and Roselyn Doria. Liberos are Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado.
Setters will be Jia Morado, Iris Tolenada, Alohi Robins-Hardy and Eya Laure who will also be an outside spiker.
LVPI president Joey Romasanta said the team will be sent to training camp in Bangkok early next month and then compete in the Southeast Asian Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima.
The Philippines will go up against Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam in the GP which will have a leg in Manila just before the SEA Games in November.
He said former team captain Mika Reyes will join the team in Thailand and will most likely take over one of the slot in the SEA Games.