Adamson Lady Falcons
Outside Hitters: Bernadette Flora, Chiarra Permentilla, Trisha Mae Genesis, Gracelchen Ave
Opposite: Eli Soyud, Ceasa Pinar
Middle Blockers: Joy Dacoron, Leann Perez, Krisch Macaslang
Setters: MJ Igao, Nikka Yandoc
Liberos: Thang Ponce, Nina Balang, Hannah Infante
Out of the Line-up: Kring Uy, May Roque
Key Losses: Jema Galanza, Fhen Emnas, Mylene Paat, Jellie Tempiatura
Tots Carlos, Eya Laure, Deanna Wong, Michelle Cobb
Bern Flora, Celine Domingo, Roselyn Doria, Judith Abil
We have seen them show their wares at the taraflex courts of the UAAP Women’s Volleyball. For some reason, they skipped playing UAAP Season 80. However, these veterans will surely make their impact this upcoming season. Here is a list of the five returning players that will surely make UAAP Season 81 a lot more fun and exciting! Will they stage a solid comeback?
4. Jasmine Alcayde, UE Lady Warriors
A promising middle blocker, Jasmine Alcayde’s Season 79 really made her one of the ones to watch out in terms of net defense. However, a tragic injury at the off-season, just months before UAAP Season 80, halted her development. Now, she’s already training with the team and have been suiting up for the Lady Warriors as an opposite hitter. Will she fulfill her new role or will she be designated as a middle blocker again later on this season?
3. Rica Diolan, NU Lady Bulldogs
When Ivy Perez and Azi Soliven left NU, there was an open spot for a formidable setter in the team. Once an exciting setter to watch for coming from the high school ranks, Rica Diolan made an impression as she joined UAAP Season 78. Diolan was also a setter to the U-17 Girls’ National Team along with NU GVT’s Nisperos, UP’s Layug, Dorog, Molde, Magsarile, Rosier and UST’s Franciso, Teope and Viray. Diolan was once the hopeful cure for NU setter woes. As the season progressed, Diolan was put in the sidelines after Coach Roger Gorayeb found a gem in Jasmine Nabor as a setter.
Diolan went to CSB, where she has not played at all – and then to, UE before coming back home. After two years, will we see Rica Diolan become a dominant setter for the Lady Bulldogs? Experience and maturity is there – and with two very skilled setters, NU is expected to shock some teams this season.
Nes Pamilar (52), one of the most decorated volleyball coaches, passed away early Saturday due to heart failure. He was rushed to the Philippine Heart Center immediately but was not revived successfully.
He is survived by Bing, his wife, and his three sons. In 2017, he was operated for a bypass surgery when a clogged artery was detected.
Pamilar recovered from the operation and went back to coach Tacloban Fighting Warays in the PVL and San Beda Red Spikers.
Been a pillar of volleyball, he’s a known winner in collegiate level for winning 2 UAAP titles for FEU in 1980’s. In 1990’s, he manned the sidelines for the champion Letran team. He will be known best for steering the FEU Lady Tamaraws to championship in 2007. Soon after, he coached the DLSU Green Spikers.
Calm and collected, Nes Pamilar made victories in club teams and won championships in the SVL.