Philippine women's volleyball team for 2015 SEA Games

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:

Players Position
Rachel Anne Daquis Outside Hitter
Rhea Katrina Dimaculangan Setter
Jovelyn Gonzaga Opposite/Utility
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
Aiza Maizo-Pontillas Opposite/Utility/Reserve
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.

VIEW: Women's Volleyball: 2015 SEA Games Schedule, Standings, Results, Scores, Live Stream

[Image Credit / Source: The Philippine Star | GMA News Online]

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