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Ivy Lacsina smoothly transitions to Akari, credits familiar coaching staff

Ivy Lacsina is now with her third team in as many conferences in the Premier Volleyball League – but this time, little to no adjustments were necessary.

Following the disbandment of the Cargo Movers at the end of the 2023 season, the 24-year-old versatile attacker – who can play wing and middle positions – found a new home with Nxled for the 2024 season.

However, during the All-Filipino Conference, the Chameleons finished with a 4-7 record.

Following the season, Lacsina – along with Dani Ravena, Kamille Cal, and Camille Victoria – moved to Akari. The team is now under the guidance of former Nxled coach Taka Minowa.

With her former Nxled teammates and coaches now also part of the Chargers, Lacsina shared that the transition was seamless.

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“Parang minimal lang naman ‘yung mga in-adjust ko pagdating sa teammates kasi ‘yung coach and ‘yung iba naming coaches, nakasama ko na sa Nxled. So hindi naman ako masyadong nahirapan,” said Lacsina on Monday at the PVL Draft, representing Akari along with Michelle Cobb and Ced Domingo.

Also returning from Akari’s camp is Faith Nisperos, a familiar face from Lacsina’s high school days at the Nazareth School of National University. They had previously won multiple championships in the UAAP juniors division.

Nisperos turned professional in May 2023 after concluding Ateneo de Manila University’s campaign in the UAAP Season 85 volleyball tournament.

“Siyempre excited ako kasi parang ilang years bago ko ulit makasama si Faith [Nisperos], and nung high school talaga kami naging close kami ni Alyssa Solomon tsaka ni Faith kaya ngayon siyempre excited ako,” said Lacsina.

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Currently, the 6-foot-1 wing spiker is focused on strengthening her body for the upcoming Reinforced Conference, which kicks off on July 16.

Akari will start its campaign on July 18 against Capital1 at the Philsports Arena.

Lacsina has been dealing with a nagging knee injury since the All-Filipino Conference.

“Siguro hindi na siya maiiwasan kasi siyempre nagka-trauma na ‘yung tuhod ko, ganon. Pero siyempre, nandoon pa din, kailangan pa rin maging stay fit and healthy kaya mas focused talaga ako sa health ko,” Lacsina shared.

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