Alyssa Valdez planes in from Thailand to join Philippine team tryouts in Davao
Alyssa Valdez is reunited with her high school coach, Francis Vicente, upon her arrival in Davao City for the Philippine team tryouts.

VOLLEYBALL superstar Alyssa Valdez made it to the last leg of tryouts for the Philippine team in Davao held on Saturday at the University of Southeastern Philippines gym.

The former Ateneo skipper and three-time UAAP MVP arrived in Manila in an early morning from Thailand, where she is suiting up for 3BB Nakornnont in the Thailand Volleyball League.

Upon her arrival in Davao, Valdez had an emotional reunion with national coach Francis Vicente, who recruited her from Batangas to play for University of Santo Tomas' high school team.

Prior to their meeting on Saturday, Vicente, who'll call the shots for the Asian Women's Seniors and Southeast Asian Games, earned flak fromfans after he insisted that his 'anak-anakan' should undergo tryouts.

The tryouts are still ongoing at posting time.

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