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Will Kim Fajardo be the last one to join the RP Women’s U23 team?
by rick olivares
Head coach Roger Gorayeb named his lineup – although missing one name – to the Asian Women’s Under-23 Championship.
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Gorayeb said that although Fajardo verbally said she is interested in joining the team, she is requesting a letter to Philippine Army where she recently signed up. The veteran head coach hopes that she will show up today for practice for the lineup to finally be complete.
Two recent additions are Ateneo’s Jhoanna Maraguinot and Rissa Sato. Sato is Fil-Japanese who recently received her Philippine passport. “We filled up some holes in the lineup by getting those who were available and wanted to play,” said Gorayeb who indirectly referred to the difficulties brought about by the row between the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas and the Philippine Volleyball Federation. “Hopefully, Kim will show up at the practice so that should mean she is more or less committed to participating,” clarified Gorayeb. “If not, we select someone else who has been religious in showing up for team practices.”
Should Fajardo not show up this weekend, Gorayeb will discuss with Anusorn Bundit, who recently guided Ateneo to its second consecutive UAAP Women’s Volleyball title, who the 12th person will be for the RP team.
Should Fajardo, La Salle’s setter be unavailable, it is possible that Perpetual Help-Biñan’s Elaine Kasilag will get the nod at the utility position.