Lindsay Stalzer thrilled to step up play as level of competition rises with stronger imports in PSL
Lindsay Stalzer sees the arrival of stronger imports as something that will benefit the PSL and the players in the long run. Dante Peralta

PETRON import Lindsay Stalzer relied on muscle memory to deliver the goods for the Blaze Spikers’ blazing start in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix.

The prolific American import led the way anew for Petron with 29 points, all but one coming from spikes, and nine excellent receptions in its 27-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-14 win over Sta. Lucia on Thursday at The Arena in San Juan.

But Stalzer, who’s on her fourth year in the PSL, played down her splendid performance on both ends and instead pinned on her familiarity with the competition.

“I think just with experience, that’s what makes be better and I know the league here, I know what to expect and I’m getting more confident in this league so I’m just ready to win another championship,” she said.

“I’ve been playing professionally now for 10 years so I think it’s just ‘I get on the court, I know what to do’ muscle memory,” she added.

The veteran PSL import also noted that as the years pass, PSL teams have gotten better, stronger and tougher to beat.

But Stalzer considers it good for the league and the players as teams get stronger imports to beef up their respective rosters as it brings up the level of competition.

“As the league goes on, it’s getting stronger and stronger, they’re recruiting stronger imports and teams are more competitive they all want the title, the level is just getting better and better,” she said. 

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