De La Salle University volleyball star Ara Galang was reunited with her teammates after emerging as F2 Logistics’ overall pick in the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Rookie Draft on Friday at the Mall of Asia Music Hall Oval in Pasay City.
“I am happy that I am reunited again with my La Salle teammates,” said Galang, adding that she did not expect that the Cargo Movers would pick her in the first round.
“I treat her like a sister. I am just happy that she is with F2. She is fond of playing inside the court,” said Cha Cruz of Galang.
Galang will play with Lady Spikers Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, Cyd Demecillo and Majoy Baron.
In the original draft order, RC Cola-Army will pick first while the F2 Logistics fifth.
But according to the PSL, it was a consensus of team owners and the league to trade or rearrange the draft order, the night before the annual draft.
RC Cola-Army landed at the eight spot after the change. The team under coach Kungfu Reyes opted not to draw on both rounds.
“We are already complete in the team that’s why the top pick went to F2 Logistics,” said Reyes.
Meanwhile, former Arellano University player and National Athletic Association of the Philippines Most Valuable Player CJ Rosario was drafted second overall by Petron.
The 21-year old middle blocker from Cagayan was the top pick during the PSL’s 1st Rookie Camp on Tuesday.
“I am happy that I stayed with Petron,” said Rosario, who already suited up for the team during the pre-season of PSL.
Davao’s Renelyn Raterta was picked third by Amy’s Kitchen-Perpetual in the first round. The team opted to pass the second round.
Picking fourth was Generika, who drafted Gen Casugod of Far Eastern University. While in the second round, the team went for Angelica Legacion, a setter from Arellano University.
Fifth to choose was Cignal that picked Mary Grace Berte of Holy Cross of Davao College and Marlyn Llago of South Western University in the first and second round, respectively.
Foton team that landed in sixth spot drafted Far Eastern University’s Danna Henson and Arellano U’s Shirley Salamag.
Standard Insurance-Philippine Navy, meanwhile, was the seventh picker. The team picked Jonah Sabete from Bulacan State University in the first round and passed the second round.
PSL is the first corporate club volleyball league in the Philippines that provides former collegiate players a chance to play after college and continue their volleyball career.