EVEN as she takes a new path in her life, newly-wed Fille Cainglet-Cayetano intends to return to the court and continue playing the game that brought her fame.
The 23-year-old volleyball star made the promise to her former coach at Ateneo Roger Gorayeb.
The multi-titled collegiate volleyball mentor disclosed that he and Cainglet talked about the future a few months before she tied the knot with movie director and current Taguig City congressman Lino Cayetano.
“Nagkita kami sa PSL (Philippine Super Liga) last month. Magkasama sila. Kinausap ako at sinabi nga ni Fille na lalaro pa din daw siya kahit yun nga, may asawa na siya,” narrated Gorayeb.
Cainglet is no longer eligible to play in the UAAP after playing out the final year of her eligibility with the Lady Eagles last year, which in turn also barred her from competing in the first conference of the Shakey’s V-League.
But the charming player can still play in the Open Conference of the V-League and in the newly-formed PSL where she suits up for Ateneo.
But Gorayeb doesn’t want to expect that much.
“Hindi na rin siguro ako aasa na makakalaro siya. Kung darating siya at ready, okay. Kung hindi, okay na rin,” said Gorayeb.
“Experience ko kasi sa ganyan na nag-a-asawa, naiiba ang direksyon ng buhay. Nababago ang priorities. Lalo na yan, pulitiko pa ang asawa niya. Mas may demand for her presence niya run,” said the former Ateneo coach.
Even Cainglet’s former Ateneo teammate Alyssa Valdez, is not so sure if the former star spiker back on the court.
“Wala pa naman po siyang nabanggit sa amin regarding that. Pero siyempre alam naman namin na may bago na siyang buhay. Kaya happy kami for her,” said Valdez, the current face of Ateneo women’s volleyball team.
“Pero magiging happy ako kung lalaro ulit siya and give her fans some more thrills and excitement on the court,” she added.
But Gorayeb said there will always be an open slot in the team for Cainglet as long as he remains physically fit to play.
“Kung by May or June, pwede siya at hindi pa siya buntis, may spot siya sa team ko. Ganun lang naman yun eh. Basta’t ang mahalaga, mahal niya volleyball, hindi mawawala basta-basta laro niya,” said Gorayeb.
“Saka kung gugustuhin talaga ni Fille maglaro ulit, hindi problema 'yun. Balebolista rin si Lino eh. They talk the same language kung baga,” he added.