The Ateneo Lady Eagles' Fan Page has finally clarified the issue why they don't have an import in the Shakey's V-League Season 8 2nd Conference. They said that:
"Since Ateneo's already assured of a Quarterfinals appearance, the Lady Eagles will use the remaining games as a way to train the team for the upcoming UAAP. Only then in the Quarterfinals, will they be getting imports and/or guest players."
And since Lithawat Kesinee already said that she will come back for the Ateneo, we should expect her return in the SVL's Quarterfinals as what is stated in the Ateneo Lady Eagles' Fan Page.
Right now the Lady Eagles have a 2-0 win-loss record and they've beaten both Maynilad and Perpetual in 3 straight sets. That's how strong their current line-up is. So, I think they can hang on in the elimination round without an import like Kesinee. But definitely if they want to compete well against the likes of San Sebastian in the quarterfinals and if they want to defend their crown they need to have an import.