RACHEL Anne Daquis has been named team captain of the PSL Manila squad that will compete in the Women's Club World Championship set October 18 to 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The 28-year old outside hitter was chosen over seven imports and six other local players, namely Jovelyn Gonzaga, Jaja Santiago, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Ces Molina and Jen Reyes.
"Title 'yung pagiging team captain pero para sa akin it's more on a responsibility as an ate sa kanila," said Daquis. "'Di ko tine-take 'yun as kaya ako captain kasi ako ang pinakamagaling."
Six of the seven imports have attended practice, with Stephanie Niemer and Lindsay Stalzer from the USA, Tichaya Boonlert of Thailand, Ekaterina Krivets of Russia, Yevgeniya Nyukalova of Ukraine and Yuri Fukuda of Japan suiting up.
Linda Morales from Puerto Rico skipped training as she has yet to recover from jet lag.
Daquis was a member of the Philippine team that competed in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Women's Club Championship last year.
"Syempre unang-una para sundin ka nila respeto din sa kanila ang ibibigay mo, pero hindi mo naman kailangan magpasunod ng imports, 'yung task mo is i-guide sila sa team," she said.
"'Di dahil team captain ka pagagalitan mo sila, hindi ganoon it's more of setting an example," she said.