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Faith Nisperos, Aiza Pontillas lead PH team for AVC Cup for Women


Faith Nisperos’ first game after Ateneo de Manila University will be for the national team.

The 5-foot-11 outside hitter headlines the 14 players that will represent the Philippines in the 2023 AVC Cup for Women set from June 18 to 25 in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia.

Nisperos, the rookie of Akari, will be joined by five other Chargers, namely setter Michelle Cobb, libero Bang Pineda, middle Ezra Madrigal, and opposites Eli Soyud and Erika Raagas.

The team is coached by Jorge Edson Souza de Brito.V-League-ADMU-vs.-SBU-Mae-Doromal-0851 Faith Nisperos, Aiza Pontillas lead PH team for AVC Cup for Women ADMU News PVL UE Volleyball  - philippine sports news

Four collegiate standouts were also called up — including Nisperos’ former Blue Eagles teammates Roma Mae Doromal and AC Miner.UAAP85-WVB-Lia-Pelaga-7803824 Faith Nisperos, Aiza Pontillas lead PH team for AVC Cup for Women ADMU News PVL UE Volleyball  - philippine sports news

University of the East’s Riza Nogales and Lia Pelaga are also part of the squad.PVL-Reinforced-Petrogazz-vs.-Cignal-G2-Djanel-Cheng-7324-scaled Faith Nisperos, Aiza Pontillas lead PH team for AVC Cup for Women ADMU News PVL UE Volleyball  - philippine sports news

Completing the team are the Petro Gazz duo of Djanel Cheng and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas; PLDT’s Jules Samonte; and Chery Tiggo’s Shaya Adorador.

The Philippines will be slotted in Pool A along with Macau (June 19) and Indonesia (June 20).

The top two teams in each of the four pools will figure in the crossover quarterfinals on June 23. They will either face Australia or India.

Last year, the Creamline-backed national team finished in sixth place.2022-AVC-WOMENS-CUP-PHI-vs-KOR-TEAM-PHI Faith Nisperos, Aiza Pontillas lead PH team for AVC Cup for Women ADMU News PVL UE Volleyball  - philippine sports news

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