Major PVL movements to set 2023 – Coaches, Players

Jan 22, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines – The 2022 PVL action ended with a bang, hailing Creamline Cool Smashers as the year’s champions, followed by Petro Gazz, Cignal, and Choco Mucho in the very same order. As the year starts, we observe a good amount of movement amongst coaching staff, and players in the league. Let’s see who these are.

First one on the list for this new year movement is Coach Almadro. With a contract with Petro Gazz for the upcoming 2023 Premier Volleyball League season, Oliver Almadro will make his comeback. 

The Angels recently parted ways with head coach Rald Ricafort and assistant coach Arnold Lanio after they both signed with PLDT. The team had just had a championship run in the Reinforced Conference. 

Almadro, meanwhile, recently resigned from his position as Choco Mucho’s head coach in November, during the Reinforced Conference. Almadro will concentrate on his obligations to Ateneo, according to the Rebisco management. 

During the experienced coach’s six-conference tenure with the Flying Titans, he recorded a 24-27 win-loss record. Almadro will now be responsible for overseeing Petro Gazz’s buildup beginning in the Open Conference.Second one is from the PLDT camp. For the 2023 Premier Volleyball League season, PLDT hired veteran Michelle Morente and rising star Ysa Jimenez. 

Morente, a 22-year-old versatile batter who stands 167 cm tall, attended De La Salle University. After Perlas took a leave of absence for the 2022 season, she was with Black Mamba-Army the previous season. 

Jimenez, meantime, is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas. Jimenez made the decision to become pro rather than complete her senior season with the Golden Tigresses. 

The High Speed Hitters, who also appointed Rald Ricafort as their head coach, did not offer new contracts to Eli Soyud, Chin Basas, or Heather Guino-o. Since then, Basas joined Cignal, while Soyud signed a contract with Akari.

Next here is another coaching move. Regine Diego has been chosen by F2 Logistics to lead the Cargo Movers as their full-time head coach during the 2023 Premier Volleyball League season.

The squad released a statement that described the new coach as “a former Lady Spiker from DLSU who made the conversion to coaching… a world-class athlete and champion coach.” Regine Diego, our new coach, is a wonderful addition to our “family” team. Diego, a former libero at De La Salle University.

Following that, she transitioned to coaching while participating in the National University Women’s and Girls’ programs. She led the Lady Bullpups to a sweep in UAAP Season 82 to win the title.Benson Bocboc served as the team’s interim head coach during the previous campaign.Akari is joining the movement and  signs Camille Victoria and Dindin Manabat 

Akari’s frontline has been strengthened. Blockers Camille Victoria and Dindin Santiago-Manabat have joined the Power Chargers. The 6-foot-2 Santiago-Manabat is a talented spiker who has won the V-League MVP award thrice. 

She was also a member of the 2021 gold-winning Chery Tiggo squad. Manabat hasn’t changed teams since 2016; this time. Victoria, a 6-foot-1 talent who has played for University of Santo Tomas before, is the opposite. 

Director of Akari Sports Russell Balbacal remarked, “We think Cams is a terrific addition to the squad. She has a lot of promise, and I think our coaching staff is qualified to help her reach her full potential.

Another notable movement, and another for F2 Logistics, The team welcomes Myla Pablo. 

Myla Pablo has been hired by F2 Logistics after leaving Petro Gazz. 

On Friday, Pablo’s representative Virtual Playground announced the news. Pablo asserts that she required the relocation to the Cargo Movers for her personal development. 

The 29-year-old Tarlac spiker from the last two seasons with the Angels remarked, “This coming year, papasok ako sa taon na may bagong team and family.” “My desire to advance in my profession had a major role in my decision to go to F2.” One of the league’s most accomplished spikers is Pablo. She has won Conference MVP two times.

Having all these movements, not even the last as we all know, we look forward to more exciting match ups for the PVL this year. Check out MCW frequently to get the best news and updates.

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