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    Maraguinot sisters reunite as Akari signs setter Jaja

    Jul 15, 2022
    Jaja Maraguinot Ateneo
    Ateneo product Jaja Maraguinot is now tasked to facilitate the Power Chargers' offense.
    PHOTO: UAAP Season 84 media team

    THE Maraguinot sisters will finally have a chance to play together once more, as setter Jaja is set to join sister Jho in the new Premier Volleyball League team Akari.

    Jaja Maraguinot joins Akari

    The 21-year-old Jaja's consistent "height and speed" sets during the tryouts led Akari to sign the playmaker, the Power Chargers announced Friday.

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    Maraguinot orchestrated Ateneo's Cinderella run to a bronze finish in UAAP Season 84, where she ended the elimination round as the fourth best in the league, averaging 4.49 excellent sets per frame.

    But right after the league wrapped up in June, Maraguinot announced that she is forgoing her remaining seasons of eligibility with the Blue Eagles, where she had suited up for since Season 81.

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    The sisters last played together in Season 82, when the older Maraguinot returned to use her last playing year for the Blue Eagles and at the same time, Jaja made her debut as the team's starting setter.

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      PHOTO: UAAP Season 84 media team
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