PVL: Louie Romero signs with Farm Fresh
MANILA, Philippines–Louie Romero is ready to embark on the next chapter of her young career.
The 23-year-old playmaker has signed with Farm Fresh, as announced by the Foxies on Monday evening.
The former PVL Collegiate Conference Finals MVP will make her Farm Fresh debut in the third conference of the Premier Volleyball League, scheduled to begin later this month.
“Rome wasn’t built overnight, but with the addition of a setter like Louie Romero on our side of the court, we can look forward to fast-tracking the team’s development, especially on offense,” read the team’s announcement on X.
Romero last played competitive volleyball back in May when she led Adamson University to a bronze finish in UAAP Season 85, the school’s first in women’s volleyball since 2014. However, the 2022 V-League Collegiate Challenge Best Setter decided to forgo the rest of her collegiate eligibility after the season.
“Nabakante lang po ako after UAAP, pero tuloy-tuloy naman ang pagpapalakas at pag-iingat sa katawan ko, kaya I can say na ready naman po ako,” shared Romero.
(I just went on hiatus after UAAP but I never stopped getting in shape and taking care of my body that’s why I can say that I’m ready to play.)
With her return, she will be reuniting with former Lady Falcons Trisha Tubu, Kate Santiago, and Cae Lazo, who all made their PVL debut in this year’s Invitational Conference.
The Kings Montessori alum will also be teaming up with fellow former UAAP players Joan Narit, Alyssa Bertolano, and Pia Ildefonso, as well as College of Saint Benilde standouts Gayle Pascual, Cloanna Mondoñedo, and Zam Nolasco, among others.
“Na-miss ko po maglaro, and now na eto na, lalo akong excited. Napanood ko ang bawat laro ng Farm Fresh last conference, at para sa akin, sa paraang ‘yun, alam ko kung ano ang kailangan ng team at alam ko kung paano ako makakatulong,” Romero said.
(I missed playing and now I’m really excited. I watched Farm Fresh’s every game last conference and I know what I need to do to help the team.)
The young Foxies ended their PVL debut at the bottom of the rankings, but with the new conference comes new hope as they return to the court with more experience, confidence, and grit to secure their elusive first win and more.
“Gusto ko lang po makatulong sa team. Gusto ko maibalik sa Farm Fresh at kay Tito Frank (Lao) ‘yung kabaitan at generosity ng kanilang pamilya. Excited po ako para sa aming unang panalo at iba pa,” Romero said.
(I just want to help the team. I want to repay their kindness and generosity and I’m excited to help the team get our first win and more.)