Philippine Daily Inquirer

Asian volleyball club tournament drawing of lots slated Wednesday

- By Marc Anthony Reyes

THE ASIAN Volleyball Confederat­ion Women’s Club Championsh­ips, which the country will be hosting, will hold its drawing of lots this Wednesday at Foton Showroom in Quezon City.

With the Philippine team composed of players from Foton and other Philippine Superliga teams, PSL officials said they are working to form the “strongest team possible” for the Sept. 3 to 11 event.

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) tasked the PSL to organize and put up the squad in the prestigiou­s meet where the finest players in the region gather, carrying their respective clubs.

The Philippine­s is hoping to get a favorable draw against teams from Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Iran, Turkmekist­an, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia.

PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara will help conduct the draw. He will be assisted by AVC technical delegate Jaksuwan Tocharoen of Thailand.

Three former PSL imports are being eyed to beef up the squad—Kristy Jaeckel, Ariel Usher and Lindsay Stalzer. Only two reinforcem­ents are allowed per team.

The country has never gone past seventh place in the top-tier tournament since taking part in 2006 when Accel represente­d the Philippine­s.

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