PVL: Ivy Lacsina ready to take Nxled–and herself–to next level

Versatile Ivy Lacsina ready to take Nxled–and herself–to next level

Ivy Lacsina

Ivy Lacsina —Photo: PVL

When F2 Logistics disbanded, there was a frenzied race to acquire the Cargo Movers’ stars.

Nxled may have picked the best talent in terms of actual ability and potential.

Ivy Lacsina, ahead of the new Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season, joined the Chameleons, who showed a lot of promise by finishing better than most neophyte squads in the league.


The versatile spiker has an idea why Nxled achieved relative success—and that is also the exact reason why she was drawn to joining the team.

“The first thing that I looked at was the system—because coach Taka (Minowa) is here,” the former National University (NU) stalwart said in a video posted by Nxled after her first day of practice with her new club.

“Back when I was with NU, we had a Japanese style of playing that’s why I thought that it was good to go back to that kind of system because we were successful in NU,” Lacsina added.

The 6-foot-1 versatile player was part of the Lady Bulldogs’ perfect run on the way to the Season 84 crown two years ago before turning pro with the defunct F2 Logistics.


‘My legs hurt’

Lacsina showed her worth with the Cargo Movers after filling the shoes of the injured Kim Kianna Dy, who will backstop PLDT in the upcoming season. But F2 failed to reach the semifinals of the recent All-Filipino Conference with a 4-7 win-loss standing despite having a stacked roster.

“The first day was really tough for me because of a lot of adjustments. My legs hurt, but he (coach Taka) said I am still in the process,” Lacsina said. “I just need timing with everything that I’ll do and I like how he is guiding me.”


Nxled also finished that conference with the same standing at ninth place, just above the other league newcomers. So Lacsina will try to help the Chameleons reach higher up the ladder in the coming season, one step at a time.

“What I can bring to Nxled is of course the way I play and what I can do or give to the team like I can play various positions. But I’ll take it one step at a time,” Lacsina went on as she joined forces with good friend Kamille Cal, the Chameleons’ rising setter.

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“Because it’s my second year now in the pros, I want to improve … my skills and maturity inside the court; to have a leadership skill,” she added.

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