Alyssa Valdez headed to Taipei to play for volley club ‘Attack Line’
Philippine volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez is set for another stint overseas.
The former Ateneo spiker is bound for Chinese Taipei next month to play as an import for a club team Attack Line.
Valdez announced her latest career move in an interview with her former Ateneo teammate turned TV reporter Gretchen Ho.
“I just closed a deal with a Chinese Taipei club team, so I’m going to be there for the next few months,” Valdez said in a video posted by Ho.
“Hopefully, there will be a lot of Filipinos there that would make me feel at home. I’m also asking for your prayers that I get to give a good showing there,” she added in Filipino.
Earlier in the year, Valdez suited up in Thailand as an import for 3BB Nakornnont.
The 24-year-old Valdez said she had already been invited to play in Taipei two years ago, but she had to turn down the offer to focus on her final playing year with the Lady Eagles.
“Two years ago in the under-23 their national team coaches asked me if I could go there but I still have one more playing year left in the UAAP so I stayed here but we saw each other again in the AVC and they asked me again if I could go there,” Valdez recalled.
“It’s exciting because it’s also going to be my first time in Chinese Taipei so I’m excited not only for volleyball but also to explore their culture and tradition.”
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