PHILIPPINE Superliga (PSL) teams continue to make the most out of the off season in preparation of the
Grand Prix conference next month.
Generika-Ayala has stacked up its roster by acquiring Bang Pineda, Ria Meneses and April Hingpit—all coming from Petron.
Meneses is making a homecoming of sorts to her first PSL team, Hingpit is on her way to her third team since she started with Cignal before transferring to Petron two years ago, while Pineda is transferring to a new team for the first time.
Generika Drugstore Chief Operating Officer Jay Ferrer said they are excited with their new players, especially Pineda, who can play spiker or libero at any given time.
“Bang is a veteran player who has good skills at the libero and spiker positions. She will help us with defensive duties as a libero for the Grand Prix,” Ferrer said. “You may see her play at her spiker position in the other conferences. I would personally like to see the aggressive Bang of Adamson University.”
The Life Savers will also bring back imports Katarina Pilepic and Darlene Ramdin by they have yet to hire a new coach after parting ways with Francis Vicente on New Year’s eve.
Petron, on the other hand, let go of spark plug Mina Aganon, who transferred to Foton.
Aganon will be joining her fellow National University standouts Dindin Santiago, Jen Reyes, Ivy Perez and Jaja Santiago, who will sit out in the Grand Prix because of her commitments with National University in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.
The Tornadoes also acquired setter Gyzelle Sy from Pocari Sweat in the Premier Volleyball League. She will be reunited with Head Coah Rommel Abella.
The Blaze Spikers tabbed Chloe Cortez from Generika-Ayala and former University of the Philippines libero Pia Gaiser, who is back from an ACL injury.