National womenâs volley team revamp looms
Creamline's Rizza Mandapat spikes one through BaliPure's Jer Malabanan and Risa Sato.
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National women’s volley team revamp looms

Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A national women’s volleyball team revamp is looming as the Premier Volleyball League is reportedly to be tasked with the responsibility of taking charge in the formation of the Philippine squads.

PVL’s appointment would come right after the election of officers of the new volleyball association on Monday at the East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Parañaque.

And the first order of business is to retain the men’s coaching staff under Dante Alinsunurin, who steered his team to a historic silver medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, and find a successor to Shaq delos Santos, who fell short in a bronze bid and wound up fourth in the women’s side.

The Beach Volleyball Republic headed by founder Charo Soriano, meanwhile, would handle the national beach volley teams, which pocketed a pair of SEAG bronzes in Subic.

“The PVL and BVR groups will take care of the national teams,” a source told The STAR. “Definitely in the men’s, they will have the same coaching staff but for the women’s, we still have to identify who will be available.

“For sure, the coaches (of women’s team) will be replaced,” the same source added.

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