The final team line-ups of our Philippine Women's and Men's Volleyball Teams that will compete in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games on November 11-25, 2011 in Palembang province Indonesia have been named by the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF).
For the Women's team we'll have Sinfronio Acaylar as the head coach. He women's volleyball team will be composed by the following players. I got the list from GMAnews.tv.:
"Cherry Macatangay, Rachel Anne Daquis, Michelle Carolino, Dahlia Cruz, Mary Jean Balse, Suzanne Roces, Janette Doria, Nica Guliman, Pau Soriano, Hezzymei Acuna, Cristina Salak, Marietta Carolino and Patricia Torres."
As you can see, Jacque Alarca, Aiza Maizo, Jem Ferrer, and Angela Benting and other great amateur players were not included in the final list. I'm sure that their fans will be disappointed. But crying over spilled milk will never produce a good effect so let's just stick to what is there. Let's just hope that the girls that are in the list will do their best to win for the Philippines.
The men's volleyball team on the other hand will have Cesael "Shaq" Delos Santos, the former head coach of the UST Lady Tigresses, as their head coach. His players will include:
"Jeffrey Malabanan, Carlo Sebastian, Jessie Lopez, Paolo De Ocampo, Edmund Hu, Raffy Mosuela, Nino Jeruz, Dave Tormis, Rex Castro, Rodolfo Labrador, Alnakran Abdilla, Edjet Mabbayad, John Balse and Nestor Molate."
With regard to the men's team I think their line-up is just okay. This team is already complete in all aspects, but they are a bit young. Let's just hope that they have enough hunger in them to win more games in the SEA Games.
The president of PVF, Mr. Gener Dungo said the reason why they chose young players. He said:
"We are preparing for the future. We will scout for Fil-foreign players in the United States after the women's team's stint in the 2011 Asian Women's Club Championship on June 19 to 25 in Vietnam. We will only select the best players in terms of performance. We are glad that we discovered new talent because of the recent Philippine National Games. I'm expecting the players will give their best in SEA Games. This is the first step of regaining our volleyball supremacy in the Southeast Asian region."