Transition not as scary as it seemed for Kim Kianna Dy

Transition not as scary as it seemed for Kim Kianna Dy

/ 05:15 AM February 09, 2024

Kim Kianna Dy PLDT PVL

Kianna Dy.–Photo from PLDT High Speed Hitters

Moving to a new team for the first time in her career was a scary thought at first for Kim Kianna Dy. A little over a month into her transition to PLDT, however, she is slowly fitting in with her new crew.

“It has been okay (adjusting to PLDT). All my teammates are very easy to get along with and the coaching staff has been very patient with the transition,” Dy told reporters on the sidelines of a PNVF match recently.

“It has been pretty good. I expected that it would take us a while to feel each other out but it’s been easy,” she went on.


READ: PVL: Kim Kianna Dy says familiarity a big factor in choosing PLDT

Leading her La Salle squad to three straight championships, the talented opposite hitter took her act to F2 Logistics in 2016 where Dy further improved her game until the management decided to focus on its grassroots programs at the end of the last PVL conference.

The Cargo Movers dispersed and found new clubs with Dy going to PLDT along with her F2 teammates, middle blocker Majoy Baron and setter Kim Fajardo.

“Maybe that was one of the deciding factors in moving to PLDT because I found out that they were also recruiting Majoy and Kaf (Fajardo),” Dy recalled. “It wasn’t as hard deciding because I will be with them and I have also been teammates with [Mika Reyes] and then Erika (Santos) and ate Rhea [Dimaculangan in La Salle].

“Moving to a different team, I’ve been with my past team for like 10 years already. For me, it [felt at first like] a scary transition but I found out it wasn’t.”


Patiently waiting

Kianna Dy F2 Logistics PVL

FILE -Kianna Dy during her time with the F2 Logistics. PVL PHOTO

But Dy has yet to return to action after suffering an injury to her right knee in the Invitational Conference last year. And the High Speed Hitters have been patient in waiting for the 28-year-old spiker to return to the pink of health.

“Actually, we’re taking it day by day. We’re not rushing it because it’s a knee injury. We’re just taking it slowly. We’re not forcing anything,” Dy said.


For now, the former Lady Spiker is content just to learn more about the sport with her new squad, especially having the powerful Savannah Davison as her teammate.

READ: Kim Kianna Dy, Baron arrival at PLDT potentially tilts balance of PVL power

“Every time I see her in training, I can’t help but to be in awe like ‘shucks, I wish I could hit as hard as her’ so I get motivated being teammates with her,” she said.

“I feel like what happened (F2’s disbandment) was also a sign for us to grow and learn more from a different system,” Dy said. “It’s very nice to know that there are still a lot of things that we don’t know about the sport.”

Chery Tiggo, meanwhile, finished its PNVF elimination campaign strong after a 25-16, 25-14, 28-26, 25-15 victory over Philippine Army even with Jovelyn Gonzaga, Royse Tubino and Nette Villareal leading the Lady Troopers, who bowed out of contention after dropping all of their four games.

EJ Laure spearheaded Chery Tiggo’s offense with 21 points while Shaya Adorador contributed another 20 points.

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The Crossovers secured the No. 2 seeding with a 3-1 standing as College of St. Benilde and Petro Gazz fight for the third spot in the final matchup of the single round robin at press time.

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