Alyssa issues another appeal for unity

first_imgValdez apologized for arriving late, along with Creamline teammate Jia Morado who is trying her luck for the first time.The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. conducted the first of two tryouts for the squad that will vie in the Asian Games in Indonesia this August. A total of 34 players have been invited.“We hope that for the next training we can commit our time because it’s really a sign of discipline,” Valdez said.De Jesus, who helped the country snag bronze in the 2005 Manila Southeast Asian Games, admitted the big pressure on taking on global powers Korea, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei and Kazakhstan.“The critics will always be there. They can say what they want to say. But for me, we’re here because we want to fix the national team and welcome those who want to help,” said De Jesus, a 10-time UAAP champion for La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Among the big names that graced the first tryouts were Aby Maraño, Jaja Santiago, Dindin Manabat, Ara Galang, Cherry Rondina, Majoy Baron, Cha Cruz-Behag, Kim Fajardo and Kim Dy.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez, Philippine volleyball’s most recognizable player, once again made an appeal for unity in the sport that has seen mainstream success and leadership disputes on equal measure the past several years.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lady Eagles in vital outing against Lady Spikers Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina This Valdez said on Friday night after taking part in the first day of tryouts for the national team, which is again being bombarded by critics starting from the appointment of coach Ramil de Jesus.“I will continue showing up because this is for the country,” said the soft-spoken but heavy-hitting open spiker in Filipino. “Hopefully, this continues and everybody gets united for volleyball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAside from several groups attempting to take the reins from the current governing body of the sport, volleyball is also wracked by the bitter rivalry between Philippine Superliga and Premier Volleybal League.The 24-year-old Valdez, who rose to fame as the heart and soul of Ateneo in the UAAP, was among the 16 players who showed up in the national team tryouts at Arellano University gym. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img

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