AGE is but a number.
For Philippine Super Liga (PSL) president Tats Suzara and league ambassadress Cha Cruz, veteran Micmic Laborte is as good as advertised.
The Bacolod native out of University of St. La Salle, who teams up with Cruz in the PLDT Home Ultera-Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2015, remains one of the finest beach volleyball players in the country.
“I cannot pick a particular team to beat, but I can guarantee you Micmic Laborte is a very good player,” said Suzara of the veteran who won a bronze medal in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.
Cruz, who suited up for La Salle in the UAAP beach volleyball competitions in Seasons 72 and 73, is understandably excited to play alongside Laborte.
“Masaya in a way kasi teammate ko siya, pero hindi naman pwedeng kumumpyansa kasi competitive ang kakampi ko,” said Cruz.
“Hindi basta-basta si Micmic. One of the best 'yan sa beach volleyball,” she added.
The beach volleyball side of the PSL kicks off on July 18 and will be played on all Saturdays of July.
Aside from Cruz and Laborte, the tandem of Gretchen Ho and Charo Soriano of Petron XCS and Alexa Micek and mamathlete Fille Cayetano-Cainglet of Petron Sprint 4T are among the favorites in the meet.
Other players to watch out for in the women's division are Wensh Tiu and April Ross Hingpit of Cignal B; Pau Soriano and Bea Tan of Foton Hurricanes; Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos of Foton Tornadoes; Alileen Abuel and Rosan Fajardo of Philips Gold; Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz of Gilligan's.
Completing the lineup are Len Cortel and Samantha Dawson of Sonak; Evangeline Pastor and Kin Ygay of Quantum Plus A; Tripoli Aurora and Rochet Dela Paz of Quantum Plus B; Cindy Benitez and Florence Madulid of Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) and Jusabelle Brillo and Jem Guttierez of Meralco.