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BanKo-Perlas names Dela Cruz as head coach

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Former National University head coach Ariel dela Cruz was appointed as head coach of BanKo-Perlas, replacing Thai Nai Muhammed in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League, according to ABS-CBN sports.

Former national team mainstay and Army stalwart Michelle Carolino will join as dela Cruz’s “partner in calling the shots.”

UP’s Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon will banner the team, which placed fifth last season.

BanKo-Perlas will keep the same starting line-up with Suzanne Roces, Amanda Villanueva, Jem Ferrer, Ella de Jesus, Gizelle Tan, Mae Tajima and Amy Ahomiro.

The team is also looking for collegiate volleybelles after their respective season to further strengthen its roster.