PVL: Dawn Macandili-Catindig joins Cignal HD Spikers | Inquirer Sports

PVL: Dawn Macandili-Catindig joins Cignal HD Spikers

/ 02:01 PM December 22, 2023

Dawn Macandili PVL

Dawn Macandili-Catindig.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Dawn Macandili-Catindig is taking her act to Cignal ahead of the next Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season after the disbandment of F2 Logistics.

The HD Spikers on Friday revealed their biggest Christmas present to the fans, landing the decorated libero for the 2024 PVL season.

Catindig, who has been the main libero of F2 Logistics since 2016, found her new home after the management decided to disband its PVL team to focus on grassroots development.


The 27-year-old La Salle product spent the past eight years of her career as a Cargo Mover, where she achieved most of her career accolades with five Philippine Superliga championships including the 2016 All-Filipino Conference MVP and five Best Libero awards and a Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League title.

Dawn Macandili-Catindig PVL

Dawn Macandili-Catindig.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

The former Philippine women’s volleyball team star, who earned the Best Libero in the 2022 Open Conference, is playing outside the system of coach Ramil De Jesus for the first time since college.

Catindig is reuniting with her former national team coach Shaq Delos Santos, bolstering the HD Spikers, who already earned four bronze medals in seven PVL tournaments.

“I’m happy and honored to be able to join a stable and long-time volleyball club such as the Cignal HD Spikers. Coach Shaq has also been my coach in several national team stints so I think it will be easy to adapt to the team as I already know his system from before,” said Catindig, a three-time UAAP champion and former Finals MVP.


Delos Santos believes Catindig could be the missing piece for Cignal, which only made the finals once in the 2022 Reinforced Conference but settled for silver after losing to Petro Gazz.

“Any team or coach will gladly welcome a player of Dawn’s caliber,” said Delos Santos in Filipino. “We want to continue building on the podium finishes that we had lately. We believe that Dawn is one kind of player who will help us reach our goal for this team.”


The star libero solidifies the roster of Cignal bannered by Invitational Conference MVP Ces Molina, Best Setter Gel Cayuna, and Vanie Gandler, who had an impressive rookie year, especially in the second All-Filipino Conference.

Macandili was the first Cargo Mover to find a new team after the disbandment. The other F2 stars Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron, Kianna Dy, Myla Pablo, Ara Galang, Ivy Lacsina, Kim Fajardo, Mars Alba, and Jolina Dela Cruz have yet to find or reveal their future in the pro scene.

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