Player movements continue to shake the Philippine Superliga landscape, as a troika of important cogs from three different teams has made its way to Generika-Ayala.
Rhea Dimaculangan from Petron, Mina Aganon from Foton, and Eli Soyud from Sta. Lucia have become a part of the Lifesavers’ nucleus, as announced by the team through their social media accounts on Tuesday.
Dimaculangan, a three-time PSL Best Setter and one-time league MVP, is expected to handle the keys of Generika-Ayala’s offense. The perennial national team campaigner is coming off a stellar three-year campaign with Petron, steering the Blaze Spikers to multiple championships during her stay.
Dimaculangan will also finally join her brother Karl Dimaculangan, who is one of Sherwin Meneses’ deputies, in Generika-Ayala.
Meanwhile, Aganon and Soyud will provide much-needed offensive firepower for the Lifesavers, especially with the departure of outside hitter Fiola Mae Ceballos, who has committed with Cignal for the upcoming season.
Before deciding to play for Generika-Ayala, Aganon was a solid contributor for the Tornadoes. In her two-year stint with Foton, she delivered the goods, even shouldering a bulk of the scoring load when the Santiago siblings were spreading their wings on international shore.
On the other hand, Soyud continues to search for her niche as she suits up for her third club team in less than a year. Back in 2019, the former Adamson winger played for the then-newly-assembled Motolite in the Premier Volleyball League, before making a jump to Sta. Lucia in the PSL.
With their major recruitment coup, the Lifesavers are looking to end a long title drought after winning it all in the 2014 PSL All-Filipino Conference.