Sun. Jun 4th, 2023

Jau Umandal. Spikers’ Turf Photograph

MANILA, Philippines — Veteran setter Vince Mangulabnan would be the skipper of the rebuilding Philippine males’s volleyball group, which seeks to return to the rostrum within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games in Cambodia in Could.

The Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation (PNVF) on Sunday lastly bared the lineups of the boys’s and ladies’s volleyball groups and seashore volleyball squads.

Newly-crowned Spikers’ Turf Open Convention MVP Jau Umandal, the lone holdover from the nationwide group that gained a historic silver in 2019, can be main the offensive forefront of the rebuilding squad beneath new Brazilian coach Sergio Veloso.

“I don’t need to put strain on myself. I simply need to do my greatest for the group. I’ll assist them in any approach I can,” mentioned Umandal in Filipino after receiving his first MVP award on Friday.

Mangulabnan and Umandal can be teaming up along with his AMC-Cotabato teammates Lloyd Josafat, Kim Dayandante, Vince Patrick Lorenzo, and Jayvee Sumagaysay, who settled for silver after dropping to Cignal within the Finals.

Making their nationwide group debuts are Filipino-American recruits Steve Rotter, who additionally performed for Cotabato within the Spikers’ Turf, in addition to center blocker Cyrus De Guzman and wing spike Michael Vicente.

Cignal libero Manuel Sumanguid, who additionally performed in final 12 months’s SEA Video games, can be returning to the squad, main younger gamers Jade Disquitado, Jay Rack Dela Noche, Rwenzmel Taguibolos, and Leo Ordiales.

Becoming a member of Veloso are assistant coaches Odjie Mamon and Rommel Abella, coach Mark Alfafara, power and conditioning coach Melchizedek Samonte, and group supervisor Jerome Guhit.

The boys’s group is searching for to redeem itself after lacking the rostrum in Vietnam final 12 months even with out stars Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo, and Joshua Retamar, who begged off as a consequence of completely different causes.

Veloso is ushering in a brand new period after coach Dante Alinsunurin, who steered the group to a historic silver medal in 2019, was faraway from his publish.

The group will fly to Japan after Holy Week.


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