Ramil de Jesus pleased with interest shown by top volleyball stars in PH team tryouts
Coach Ramil de Jesus is tasked to form a womenn's team for the Asian Games in Indonesia in August, the AVC Asian Women’s Seniors in Thailand in September and the 30th SEA Games in Manila next year. Marlo Cueto

IT is uncertain whether there will be a third day of tryout for the national women’s volleyball team, but coach Ramil de Jesus said he was pleased with the turnout in the first two sessions.

The coaching staff is expected to meet with officials of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) to discuss the next step.

“Titingnan natin kung magkakaroon pa (ng tryout) kasi baka mag-meeting muna kami ng coaches and siguro kung sino man sa LVPI,” said De Jesus.

Petron star Mika Reyes and University of the Philippines top hitter Tots Carlos led the 11 new faces who made an appearance at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila on Wednesday.

Pocari Sweat’s Ellaine Kasilag and Myla Pablo were at the venue after missing the first day of tryouts, but together with Reyes and Petro teammates Ces Molina and Rhea Dimaculangan, they left even before the tryout started to rejoin their clubs in practice.

Generika-Ayala libero Bang Pineda and Cocolife’s Denden Lazaro, who were not formally invited to the tryout , were also at the venue.

“Happy ako kasi nagpakita sila ng interes talthough hindi sila kasama sa master list. Natutuwa ako kasi nagpakita sila ng interes,” said de Jesus.

“Gusto ko lang naman ‘yung mga nasa master list, magpakita ng interest,” he added. “Kung magpunta dito, happy ako kasi kung hindi nagpakita medyo mabigat ‘yun. Kasi kahit invited ka kung ‘di ka naman nagpakita ng interest, useless na.”

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