MANILA – Four Negros Occidental-based volleybelles are set to suit up for the Lyceum of the Philippines Lady Pirates in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball later this year.
Open hitter Joan Doguna, who played for Bacolod Tay Tung High School and STI-West Negros University during her high school years, leads the batch of rookies entering the Lady Pirates camp this season.
“I am thankful to the opportunity given to me by Lyceum. It is my dream to play in Manila,” said the Bacolod City native. “I must admit I have my dream schools in Manila but I do not regret accepting this offer from Lyceum.”
“They gave me a warm welcome and I am fortunate that my teammates and schoolmates are easy to get along with,” she added. “What I like most here in this team is not just volleyball but also close relations with God.”
Also suiting up for the Lady Pirates is setter Jessa Corsame who originally hails from Tanjay in Negros Oriental but played in Bacolod City before moving to Lyceum’s Junior team last year.
“I am happy to be part of the team despite me coming from illness,” Corsame said. “What I can promise is that I will give my best each game to help the team win in the NCAA.”
Other Negrenses in Lady Pirates’ lair are Bacolodnons Jewel Maligmat and Star Amar who previously played for Adamson University Baby Falcons and Perpetual Help’s Juniors squad, respectively.
The new-look Lady Pirates will first be tested in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference starting this weekend before playing in NCAA, where they hope to improve their fifth place finish last year./PN