Graze Bombita is set to enter a new chapter in her career.
The 30-year-old outside hitter has been signed by Cignal for the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Thursday – marking the end of her two-year stint with BaliPure.
And Bombita could not wait to suit up and work with the HD Spikers’ veteran players such as Rachel Anne Daquis, Janine Marciano, and Jheck Dionela.
“Very exciting kasi iyong mga makakasama is mga beterano and I know marami ako matutunan sa kanila and doon ako sobrang na excite po,” Bombita told Tiebreaker Times.
With Cignal, the 5-foot-9 open spiker believes that her dream of becoming a champion is within reach. That, despite the HD Spikers’ rough campaign in the Ilocos Norte bubble which placed them last in the 10-team field with a 1-8 standing.
“Iyong goals ko po never ko pa po talagang na experience na maging champion and kahit last place ang Cignal last conference, alam ko po marami akong matutunan sa kanila kasi alam naman natin po na si Coach Shaq [Delos Santos] kilala din talaga magaling na coach and he’s also a champion coach,” shared Bombita as Delos Santos steered Petron to five PSL titles.
“And mga kasama ko po mga veteran din po. Ang goal ko is maka experience ng championship pero hindi siya agad agad alam ko maraming proseso kailangan pagdaanan pero excited ako pagdaanan iyong journey na iyon for bigger success,” she added.
“Hindi rin po siya naging madali iyong naging desisyon ko lalo pa tinuring ko na talaga silang isang pamilya. Lahat ng learnings and memories babaonin ko po iyon,” said Bombita, who led BaliPure to the eight-place with a 3-6 record.
“And I’m extra grateful of the years of opportunity din po talaga, they have guided me well po and especially to the management,” she added.
Now with her new squad, Bombita vows to give Cignal her all as they try to climb out of the PVL cellar and compete for the title.
“Na feel ko talaga iyong pagka welcoming, pagka-warm ng buong Cignal management kaya natutuwa po ako sa trust na binigay nila sakin po. Ngayon, coming into the next season with Cignal po with my new team, excited ako na matumbasan iyong tiwala na binigay nila sakin po.”