‘Expect a taller NU volleyball squad next year,’ says coach


MANILA, Philippines—Don’t be surprised to see an even taller National University squad in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament next season.

“Maybe you can expect a taller NU next year. Kapag nakuha ko yung gusto ko, siguro mga pito hanggang walong players nasa 5-9 pataas,” NU head coach Francis Vicente told “Basta ang makikita mo na lang na maliit baka yung libero. That’s my goal.”

Vicente added that ‘some have already committed’ to suiting up for NU, which yielded to defending champion De La Salle in its first-ever Final Four trip last Saturday.

The Lady Bulldogs only have one major player graduating in Cai Nepomuceno but her loss will most likely be not much of a factor with the arrival of six-foot-four Jaja Santiago, younger sister of Dindin, who is expected to play next year.

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  • archerfan

    wow sa height na 5’9 natuwa na yung coach at considered na malaki na yung team nya. feeling higante na daw.  that just reflects how far back we are compared to other countries in this sport. yung 5’9 sa iba, dwende lang.  well lets just enjoy what we have. anyway dito dito lang naman yan at di tayo sumsasali dun sa big leagues.

  • koy-bili

    …money can do many things :)

  • ofwvnpsh

    urs is a NU graduate with pride for the school same as FVR!

  • ofwvnpsh

    thank mr. hans sy…NU! NU! NU!!!…

  • pinoysadubai

    wow…can’t wait for season 76…..i’m an NU WVT fan….

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