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Valdez is famous in Thailand… Jaja, Kim, Aby, Jovelyn eyed by Thai clubs… Alyssa: Volleyball is my only focus

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Valdez is set to take her talents to Thailand as club team 3BB Nakornonnt announced her addition to the roster. “I thank 3BB Nakornnont for giving me the opportunity to join them next year. We are still threshing out details as of now, but I will be flying to Thailand on January 15 to begin preparing for a tournament starting January 29,” said Valdez in a statement. Inquirer.net

 

“I thank 3BB Nakornnont for giving me the opportunity to join them next year. We are still threshing out details as of now, but I will be flying to Thailand on January 15 to begin preparing for a tournament starting January 29,” Valdez said through a release. Being the first Filipina volleyball player in recent memory to play in a league abroad, Valdez hopes she can blaze the trail for future players looking to make a name for themselves outside the country. “I am very excited about this and hope that this open doors for more Filipino volleyball players to get the chance to play overseas. This is a blessing that has been very timely as we celebrate Christmas season. “ Tiebreaker Times

 

In an announcement on their official Facebook page, the team said the team have Valdez for the rest of their second round campaign in the Thailand League and Thai-Denmark Invitational League in April. “3BB Nakornonnt is set to fight even harder in 2017’s Volleyball Thailand League as the team officially signs Philippine star Alyssa Valdez. “Head coach Acting Sub. Lt. Thanakit Inleang [Coach M] believes in her attacking and defensive skills which will strengthen the team in Leg 2 of the league and the Thai-Denmark Super League. “23 year old Valdez previously played with Som Kuthaisong and Nic Jaisaen in the Shakey’s V-League for the Bureau of Customs Transformers team. She was also a captain of the U23 National Team, and participated in the 2015 SEA Games. “It’s pretty safe to say most of the Thai volleyball fans know her,” the statement read which was roughly translated from Thai by Thailand Volleyball. Tiebreaker Times

 

“I am very excited about this and hope that this’ll open doors for more Filipino volleyball players to get the chance to play overseas,” added Valdez, also a three-time V-League MVP. “This is a blessing that has been very timely as we celebrate Christmas season. I’d like to request your prayers and support since this is a challenge I’ve never encountered before.” Valdez will be reunited with former 13th V-League Reinforced Conference teammates Kanjana Kuthaisong and Nattanicha Jaisaen. The trio led the Bureau of Customs to a runner-up finish behind the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors a month ago. ABS – CBN Sports

 

“Mineet ko lang yung coaches nila. Ayun pa lang naman,” she told FOX Sports on Christmas day. “Hindi pa naman ako naki-training sa kanila kasi parang may Thailand league sila, part 1. Sa next conference nila, baka dun ako maglaro.” “Honestly, sobrang happy lang ako kasi kahit anong mangyari, may opportunity ako na makapag-focus sa volleyball muna,” she related. “Parang ngayon lang ulit ako makakapag-volleyball na yun lang focus ko.” “Yun na yung last namin na usapan. Bumalik daw ako ng January. Hindi ko rin kasi ma-confirm unless naglalaro na ko. Kasi parang they don’t work ata with contracts e. Pero pinabalik ako next year, yun palang yung confirmed,” she said. “Babalik ako pero syempre hindi ko naman alam yung usapan pero babalik ako next year, mga January 15 para sa team. Yung tournament magsastart ng January 29. Sinabi lang sakin ngayon na bumalik ako pero wala pang sinasabi kung naka line-up o hindi. Basta sinabi bumalik pa lang ako,” she added. Fox Sports Asia

 

“Isa ako sa mga libo libong sumusuporta sa kanya (Valdez). Sana magawa niya ‘to at pabayaan natin siyang sundin yung dream niya,” Ravena told FOX Sports on Monday. “Siyempre very happy ako, kung may Christmas wish siya na sana makapaglaro ako dito sa States, yun din Christmas wish ko sa kanya,” said the 23-year-old Ravena, currently a member of the Developmental team of the Texas Legends. “Kasi pangarap niya din yun (to play overseas). Bilang isang athlete, pangarap ni Alyssa na maglaro talaga abroad at ito na yung opportunity.” Fox Sports Asia

 

AT LEAST four Philippine Superliga stars are strongly being considered as guest players by various Thai ballclubs when they compete in the Thai-Denmark Super League in March. PSL president Ramon Suzara yesterday confirmed reports that Jaja Santiago of Foton, Kim Fajardo and Aby Marano of F2 Logistics and Jovelyn Gonzaga of RC Cola-Army are being eyed by Thai clubs to reinforce them in the prestigious weeklong tourney, which serves as the ultimate battle among champion clubs in Thailand. Manila Standard

 

“This is because of our very good relationship with our Thai counterparts,” said Suzara, a ranking AVC official who enjoys a good working relationship with AVC secretary general Shanrit Wongprasert, the father of Thailand volleyball. “They want to acquire four of our stars for the Thai Super League in March. It’s just a one-week tournament so it’s very possible for us to send players there. They’ve been very generous in sending us players so we might as well return the favor.” “They are very updated with what’s going on around the PSL. They were impressed with how Dindin played in the Grand Prix and saw her potential to regain her good shape. They told me that they would closely monitor her situation and give me a call if ever.” “But they are free to tap any players from our league. This would be a very good break for us because we can gain whatever knowledge and volleyball technology our regional neighbor has and adopt it to our system.” ABS – CBN Sports

 

PSL president Ramon Suzara yesterday confirmed reports that Jaja Santiago of the Foton Tornadoes, Kim Fajardo and Aby Marano of the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, and Jovelyn Gonzaga of the RC Cola-Army Lady Troopers are being eyed by Thai clubs to power them in the prestigious week-long tourney, which serves as the ultimate battle among champion clubs in Thailand. Suzara said ranking Thailand Volleyball Association executives reached out to him to inquire about their availability during the Asian Volleyball Confederation meeting in Bangkok last week. Tiebreaker Times

 

“It’s going to be full calendar for us where we expect to have more teams coming in, more players, more foreign coaches and more spectators,” said PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara. He refused to divulge the teams coming in but hinted at massive player movement in the offseason. The league will be sending teams to the Thai-Denmark Super League on March 24 to 31 in Bangkok, as well as in the Asian Women’s Club Championship on May 23 to 31 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Inquirer.net

 

“As of now I want to consider all opportunities,” said Reyes. “I don’t want to completely stop volleyball. But there are other things I may consider outside volleyball.” “So far we’re carefully weighing our options. We can’t say that she’ll remain with F2 Logistics because a lot of teams are talking to her already,” said Dy. “And we welcome it. We want to put her in a place where she can maximize her talent and reach her potential.” Inquirer.net