Both Gonzaga and Bautista were included to the national beach volleyball team pool and were seen training with Sisi Rondina as they prepare for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Lady Troopers, however, won't be shortchanged as they welcome Michelle Morente, Aiko Urdas, Ivy Perez, Javen Sabas, and former NCAA MVP Necole Ebuen to their roster.
Veterans Mary Jean Balse, Joanne Bunag, and Honey Royse Tubino will lead the fort for Black Mamba-Army which is aiming to improve on its 5-13 card in the Open Conference last year.
Meanwhile, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano marks her return to Creamline.
The 32-year-old open hitter last suited up for the Cool Smashers in the 2019 Open Conference and will reunite with Alyssa Valdez and Jema Galanza as they aim to rebound from their runner-up finish last year.
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