Lindsay Stalzer back as F2 Logistics import, Kalei Mau also returns
MANILA, Philippines — Lindsay Stalzer is out to complete her unfinished business with F2 Logistics as she makes her debut in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, which opens on October 8.
Kalei Mau is also making her return to the Cargo Movers for the season-ending Reinforced conference, which is returning for the first time this pandemic era.
The Cargo Movers on Tuesday welcomed back the 38-year-old American import and the hard-hitting Filipino-American spiker on Tuesday.
Stalzer, who has been playing in the Philippines since 2014, is making her return to the country as F2 Logistics’ import for the third straight time.
The 6-foot-1 spiker last played a full conference for the Cargo Movers in the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix where they settled for a runner-up finish after losing to Stalzer’s former club, Petron, which she led to a championship in 2018 during her MVP season.
The Bradley University standout returned to the country in 2020 but only played one game as the pandemic wiped out the Grand Prix.
Now that she is back, Stalzer is playing in a different battlefield with new opponents, bannered by back-to-back champion Creamline, Petro Gazz, Choco Mucho, Army-Black Mamba, and Akari and her former teams Chery Tiggo and Cignal as well as familiar foe in PLDT.
Stalzer played in the past two seasons of the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball in the United States and played for three different clubs in Puerto Rico in 2021.
The American is eyeing to win her first title as a Cargo Mover as she reunites with Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, Ara Galang, Kim Fajardo, Aby Marano, Iris Tolenada and Dawn Macandili.
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Meanwhile, Mau last played for F2 Logistics in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League, where they swept their way to the crown.
The 27-year-old outside hitter, who delivered two championships to the franchise in the 2019 Philippine Superliga, has yet to make her PVL debut since the Cargo Movers transferred last year and participated in the Open Conference early this year.
“The (not so) secret is finally out and I’m coming home @f2cargomovers 💛💛💛 See you soon,” Mau posted on Instagram.
Mau played for Changos de Naranjito in Puerto Rico last year and also saw action in Athletes Unlimited Volleyball.
F2 Logistics is seeking to redeem itself from a sixth place finish in the Open Conference after a 2-2 finish in its group and lost to Petro Gazz in the quarterfinals. The club decided to skip the Invitational Conference due to injuries.
The Cargo Movers also signed National University middle blocker Ivy Lacsina, who was instrumental in their perfect UAAP Season 84 title run, and Elaine Kasilag after she was released by Chery Tiggo.