The Philippine Superliga (PSL) team is all set for the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship scheduled on October 18 to 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Training and preparation of PSL-F2 Logistics Pilipinas are now in full swing.
In fact, it is now having some friendly matches against collegiate and PSL teams while starting to become more visible to fans to promote the biggest volleyball tournament the country will ever host.
The team would be called PSL-F2 Logistics Manila when it battles stronger teams like Hisamitsu Springs Kobe of Japan, Bangkok Glass of Thailand, Rexona-SESC Rio of Brazil, Volero Zurich of Switzerland, Pomi Casalmaggiore of Italy and Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul and VakifBank Istanbul of Turkey.
The team will be led by Serbian coach Moro Branislav and assistant coach Shun Takahashi and will be powered by seven foreign players in Tichaya Boonlert of Thailand, Yuri Fukuda of Japan, Stephanie Niemer and Lindsay Stalzer of the United States, Ekaterina Krivets of Russia, Yevgeniya Nyukhalova of Ukraine and Lynda Morales of Puerto Rico.
Rachel Anne Daquis of RC Cola-Army will skipper the team composed of Jovelyn Gonzaga of RC Cola-Army, Jen Reyes and Frances Molina of Petron, Kim Fajardo and Mika Reyes of F2 Logistics and Jaja Santiago of Foton.
“We have a very solid roster. We expect the team to go all out in this tournament,” said PSL President Tats Suzara.
The squad will be recognized by the Senate on Monday and is expected to make a courtesy call with President Duterte in Malacanang. It will also embark on a campus tour and fans’ day in the next few days.