MANILA, Philippines — Kianna Dy is excited to see her former F2 Logistics teammates on the opposite side of the court in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season.
Dy decided to join PLDT High Speed Hitters after Cargo Movers disbanded.
“We're used to playing against each other in training, so it's still friendly because we're teammates, but now that we're opponents, we're super excited to see each other's reactions,” Dy said on Monday for Media Day from PVL.
“I feel like we're going to laugh and not be too serious because we're still friends,” she added.
Dy is just one of a number of stars who have found new homes and are expected to play key roles at their respective clubs.
Ivy Lacsina joined Nxled, Aby Maraño and Ara Galang moved to Chery Tiggo, Jolina Dela Cruz signed with Farm Fresh while Dawn Macandili-Catindig boosted Cignal's bid.
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“We came from the same team many years ago and our transition into PLDT was not as difficult as we expected because our teammates were very welcoming and so were the coaches,” Dy revealed.
“Coach Rald's system is not very difficult to adjust to and the first time we met, we already asked him what he expected from us, so we were already thinking 'ah, this is what PLDT needs from us', so That's what we're working on, and like I said, it's very easy to get along with my teammates, so it's easy for us to adjust to the system.”
Dy wasn't the only one switching from F2 to PLDT, with Majoy Baron and Kim Fajardo also reinforcing the High Speed Hitters.
“We have been training with PLDT for four weeks and it has been fun and light. We are enjoying every training session and preparation for the upcoming PVL with our new team and coaches,” said Baron.
Fajardo, however, admitted that she was nervous in her first training session with the High Speed Hitters.
After that, however, it was smooth sailing for the veteran setter.
“I admit that the first few days of training I was a little nervous because it was the first time I was leaving a system I was used to, but we had no difficulty adjusting,” Fajardo said in Filipino.