CHOCO Mucho has tapped Cherry Nunag to fill the need of a middle blocker in the absence of Maddie Madayag in time for the Premier Volleyball League’s (PVL) second pro season in February next year.
Apart from plugging the holes left by Ms. Madayag, who tore her left ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), Ms. Nunag, who last played for the Perlas Spikers in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte last August, should provide championship experience being a member of the Petro Gazz that won a 2019 PVL crown.
Ms. Nunag is also a recipient of the 2019 PVL second best middle blocker.
The Flying Titans have also secured the commitment of a talented outside hitter who also won a PVL title to help fill the Ms. Madayag vacuum.
Choco Mucho has also recently recruited former three-time University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) best setter awardee Jem Ferrer to strengthen its already stacked roster that included Deanna Wong, Bea de Leon, Kat Tolentino, Denden Lazaro-Revilla and Ponggay Gaston.
Choco Mucho coach Oliver Almadro is happy with his new players.
“Choco Mucho is happy with their additions. The added veterans in the team will really help us to be more mature in future games especially in tight situations,” said coach Mr. Almadro.
Mr. Almadro cited the recruitment of Ms. Ferrer would be good for his fast-rising setter in Ms. Wong.
“Jem Ferrer being a multi-awarded setter and an older sister to most of my players can help us in terms of leadership. Malaking bagay din na tandem sila ni Deanna (It was also a big thing that she will tandem with Deanna), and I’m sure Deanna will learn a lot from Jem,” he said. — Joey Villar