Alyssa to bank on Thai experience

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Nads Ong - @nadineisreal

If there’s one player who’s very hungry for a title, it’s definitely former Ateneo stalwart Alyssa Valdez.

She has been trying to carry the load for every team that she’s into since she and the Lady Eagles fell short to win three peat in the UAAP last season.

But this time, in the highly-anticipated opening of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL), Valdez has a new weapon to unleash.

The Batangas-native said she will take advantage of her international experience to steer newcomer Creamline to its first title in the PVL.

Learning experience

Few months back, Valdez served as the reinforcement of 3BB Nakornnont in the prestigious Thailand Volleyball League.

She didn’t spend much playing time with the Thai side, which finished fourth in the league.

Valdez, however, said she learned a lot from such experience which she will utilize when the Cool Smashers make their debut in the PVL.

“The Thailand stint was very memorable and ang dami ko rin natutunan doon not only in volleyball but also out of the court.”

“We’re hoping to give our best para sa mga kalaban din namin.”

Valdez will banner Creamline in the PVL.

She will be joined by a mixture of veterans and rising stars in Ivy Remulla, Pau Soriano, Janet Serafica, Joyce Palad, Aerieal Patnongon, Cesca Racraquin, Coleen Bravo, Jamela Suyart and Jonalyn Ibisa.

On the other hand, Cignal’s former import Laura Schaudt from last year’s Philippine Superliga Grand Prix and Thai star Kuttiw Kaewpin, who was Valdez’s teammate in 3BB Narkornnont will serve as reinforcements of the Cool Smashers.

With such intact lineup, Creamline is expected to put on a show.

And Valdez will surely make an impact.