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    Generika holds tryouts, coach says no player assured of spot as PSL ‘Protect 10’ deadline nears

    Dec 17, 2016
    Coach Francis Vicente says even Generika's regulars need to fight for their spots during the tryouts. Dante Peralta

    COACH coach Francis Vicente says no player from the previous Generika lineup is safe and said a two-day tryout will be held to determine the squad for the 2017 Super Liga season.

    Teams have been given until January 15 to submit their lineups of 10 protected players.

    Generika wound up fifth in the six-team PSL Grand Prix and Vicente says management is evaluating the squad and even key players Wensh Tiu, Rubie de Leon, Shaya Adorador, Ria Meneses and Chloe Cortez are not assured of slots.

    He called on all players to attend and give their best during the tryouts.

    “Gusto namin magkaroon ng competitive culture sa loob ng team para naman ma-feel ng players na ’di sila pwede magpabaya kasi ang daming may gusto ng pwesto nila, madami dyan ang gagawin ang lahat mapunta lang sa kinalalagyan nila,” said Vicente.

    “Right now, nage-evaluate kami ng players, kung may aangat kailangan pa rin namin i-evaluate kung sino ang papasok pero gaya ng ng sabi ko dati, nobody is safe,” he added.

    Back-to-back Grand Prix champion Foton could also make major changes to the lineup despite dominating the last tournament. Team owner Rommel Sytin told in an earlier interview that they are very much open to new players.

    There also plans to train abroad as the Tornadoes are determined to win another title.

    Meanwhile, RC Cola-Army might miss the next season as mostly of its players will have to undergo military training.

    Lady Troopers Jovelyn Gonzaga, Nene Bautista, Tin Agno, Joanne Bunag and Honey Royse Tubino will be out for at least six months, while veteran setter Tina Salak and Michelle Carolino have already announced their retirement.

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    After a disappointing campaign, Cignal is also set for a major overhaul.

    The team led by Stephanie Mercado, Janine Marciano, Cherry Vivas and Venus Bernal backed by Puerto Rican import and Olympian Lynda Morales, American Laura Schaudt and Fil-Am setter Shawna-Lei Santos finished in the bottom of the standings in the PSL Grand Prix.

    All Filipino champion F2 Logistics has not yet revealed its plans for the 2017 Season. Kim Dy, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili are set to focus on La Salle’s title retention bid in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament opening on February 4.

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    Coach Francis Vicente says even Generika's regulars need to fight for their spots during the tryouts. Dante Peralta
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