After a 10-year absence, the Philippine national women’s volleyball team is now ready to return in biennial multi-sport event in the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from June 5 to June 16, 2015.
The volleyball competition will begin on June 10 at OCBC Arena Hall 2 in Kallang, Singapore.
The Philippine women's volleyball team will try to duplicate their bronze medal finish in the 2005 SEA Games, against SEA Games member-countries.
The Philippines won a total of six gold, two silver, and six bronze medals in the tournament since joining the games in 1977.
Philippines' volleyball superstars Alyssa Valdez, the flag-bearer for Team Philippines at the 2015 SEA Games, Rachel Anne Daquis, the 2015 Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference MVP, and captain Jovelyn Gonzaga will lead the 12-woman team that will compete in the tournament.
Here's a look at the final line up of Philippine national women’s volleyball team for the 28th SEA Games:
|Rachel Anne Daquis||Outside Hitter|
|Rhea Katrina Dimaculangan||Setter|
|Dennise Michelle Lazaro||Libero|
|Abigail Maraño||Middle Blocker/Hitter|
|Julia Melissa Morado||Setter|
|Maika Angela Ortiz||Middle Blocker/Hitter|
|Isabel Beatriz De Leon||Middle Blocker|
|Aleona Denise Santiago-Manabat||Middle Blocker/Hitter|
|Alyja Daphne Santiago||Middle Blocker/Hitter|
|Grethcel Soltones||Outside Hitter|
|Alyssa Valdez||Outside Hitter|
|Roger Gorayeb||Head Coach|
|Anusorn Bundit||Assistant coach|
|Edjet Mabbayad||Assistant coach|
Aiza Maizo-Pontillas missed the final cut for the national roster, Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) president Joey Romasanta announced the list on via Sports Radio.
Philippines is in Group B along with the Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The women's volleyball team will kick-off their campaign against the Indonesia on June 10.