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2021 SEA Games

Kalei Mau, Jaja Santiago headline women’s volleyball NT tryout invitees

A total of 40 of the best and finest women’s volleyball players have been invited by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation for the national team tryouts.

The tryout is set on April 29 over at the Subic Gym.

“The PNVF is currently prioritizing its elite/high-performance initiatives through the National Team Commission,” PNVF President Tats Suzara said.

“The national team will be focusing on the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi in December.”

Headlining the women’s squad are Kalei Mau of F2 Logistics and Jaja Santiago of Chery Tiggo.

Invited setters are Rhea Dimaculangan (PLDT), Kim Fajardo (F2 Logistics), Alohi Robins-Hardy (Cignal HD), Jia Morado (Creamline), Jasmine Nabor (Chery Tiggo), and Kamille Cal (NU).

Outside hitters are Alyssa Valdez (Creamline), Myla Pablo (PetroGazz), Ces Molina (PetroGazz), Kat Tolentino (Choco Mucho), Faith Nisperos (Ateneo), Ivy Lacsina (NU), Michaela Belen (NU), and Angel Canino (DLSU) while opposite spikers are Jovelyn Gonzaga (Army), Mylene Paat (Chery Tiggo), Dindin Santiago (Chery Tiggo), MJ Philips (Sta. Lucia), Kim Kianna Dy (F2 Logistics), Eya Laure (UST/Chery Tiggo), Alyssa Solomon (NU), and Alleliah Malaluan (DLSU).

Middle blockers invited were Aby Maraño (F2 Logistics), Risa Sato (Creamline), Jaja Santiago (Chery Tiggo/Ageo Medics), Majoy Baron (F2 Logistics), Dell Palomata (Air Force), Ria Meneses (PetroGazz), Bea de Leon (Choco Mucho), Maddie Madayag (Choco Mucho), Marist Layug (PLDT), Imee Hernandez (UST), Thea Gagate (DLSU), and Lorene Toring (AdU).

Finally, the liberos are Dennise Lazaro (Choco Mucho), Dawn Macandili (F2 Logistics), Kath Arado (PetroGazz), Jennifer Nierva (NU), and Bernadette Pepito (UST).

Head coach of the team is Odjie Mamon.

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The athletes, coaches, organizers, and officials involved in the will undergo RT-PCR tests 48 hours before the tryouts with a guaranteed turnaround time of 24 hours.

Suzara and PNVF Secretary General Donaldo Caringal and Medical Commission head Dr. Jose Raul Canlas met with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority officials and Philippine Red Cross officers at the Subic Gym on Monday to finalize health and safety protocols.

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