A familiar face to the country’s volleyball program made her return to the national team after a three-year absence.
Iris Tolenada joined 12 players from the national team pool in its practice, Sunday afternoon at the Paco Arena in Manila.
The 5-foot-8 playmaker was part of the national team back in the 2015 SEA Games and 2015 Asian Championships.
Tolenada returned to the country last week and has signed a two-year deal with Motolite.
She was joined by fellow Fil-foreigners Kalei Mau, Alohi Robins-Hardy, and MJ Phillips.
Completing the cast were Jaja Santiago, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mylene Paat, Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Aby Marano, and Eya Laure.
The session was presided over by head coach Shaq delos Santos, youth mentor Kungfu Reyes, and assistant coach Brian Esquibel.
The national team is currently preparing for the SEA Games. They will go up against seven regional rivals as the country tries to end a 14-year medal drought in the sport.