Ateneo De Manila University officials refuted reports that their players received an invitation to join the try-outs for the National Volleyball team.
National Women’s team Coach Francis Vicente said that they extended the invitation to the Ateneo Blue Eagles to come to the try-outs, but none of the players arrived.
This was Vicente’s response to the public’s surprise due to Jia Morado and Mark Espejo not being part of the National Volleyball team pool.
Athletic Director Ricky Palou denied the statement of the nat’l volleyball women’s team coach. He revealed that both their office and their players did not receive any invitation.
Lady Eagles Team Manager Tony Boy Liao, also added that their players have no time to take part in the try-outs due to conflicting schedules with the continuing UAAP Season 79, and their classes.
Included, though, in the player pool revealed by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Incorporated yesterday are Lady Eagles Kat Tolentino, and Maddie Madayag.