We’re coming to you live from the Arellano University School of Law Gymnasium for Day 1 of the National Team tryouts. We will post quick updates here as they happen so kindly refresh this article to remain up-to-date.
4:54 PM – Practice session ends
4:35 PM – After a quick water break, the Seniors take on the Under-23’s
4:05 PM – Another scrimmage starts but they’ve combined the seniors and the Under-23’s. Mau, Sato, Malaluan, Duremdes, Cayuna, and Navarro on one team.
Valdez, Morado, Arado, Paat, Baron, and Malabanan on the other.
3:41 PM – It’s the Under-23 aspirants’ turn to play.
3:30 PM – Kim Fajardo arrives
3:06 PM – Spiking drills ensue
2:49 PM – Ball drills commence
2:35 PM – Kalei Mau arrives while the rest of the pool are doing some stretching.
2:31 PM – Coach Shaq: “Tryout ito. Kailangan maging competitive pero mag-ingat pa din.”
2:30 PM – Tryouts officially start
2:26 PM – Overheard from Eya Laure: Sisi Rondina did not make it due to an OJT
2:24 PM – LVPI President Peter Cayco has arrived.
1:55 PM – To kill time, players from FEU-Morayta and FEU-Diliman played UNO cards
1:37 PM – Players are asked to line up for a pictorial at the National Pool Tryouts tarpaulin.
1:35 PM – Players from the UST Tigresses led by Eya Laure have arrived.
1 PM – A platoon of players arrived. Angel Cayuna, Buding Duremdes, Jerrili Malabanan, and Celine Domingo of the FEU Lady Tamaraws have arrived. Mylene Paat and Janine Navarro of the Cignal HD Spikers are already here.
12:30 PM – National Team head coach Shaq Delos Santos and assistant coach Brian Esquibel are already in Arellano.
12:20 PM – AJ Tanada reported that Angel Anne Canino, Justine Jazareno, and Alleiah Malaluan of UAAP Season 81 Girls Volleyball champions De La Salle Zobel have arrived, possibly for the Under-23 line-up.