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6 Negrenses in volleyball pool lauded

The Abanse Negrense volleyball players during their courtesy call on Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at the Capitol in Bacolod City before the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2021 in February* Capitol PIO photo

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental has commended the six Negrenses recently named to the national volleyball team pool.

The SP unanimously passed a resolution during its regular session Tuesday afternoon, congratulating the volleyball and beach volleyball athletes from the province who have been selected to join the Philippine team.

Those who made it to the national training pool were Alexa Polidario of Bacolod City, Erjane Magdato of Pontevedra, and Jennifer Cosas of Silay in the women’s beach volleyball, Alexander Iraya and Jayrack de la Noche, both of Victorias City – junior boys beach volleyball, and Leo Ordiales of Talisay City, volleyball men – Top 25.

The Negrense players were selected after participating in the tryouts conducted by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation, the country’s highest governing body for all forms of volleyball, in Subic Bay Gymnasium, Olongapo City, on April 28 to 30.

Polidario and Cosas were part of the Abanse Negrense teams that ruled the 2021 Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup, held in Subic on Feb. 26 to 28.

Playing for Abanse Negrense A, Polidario and Magdato took home the gold while Abanse Negrense B’s Cosas and Gelimae Villanueva bagged the bronze.

“As fellow Negrenses, we recognize the outstanding performance of these athletes and we are truly proud of them,” the resolution, authored by Board Member Ryan Gamboa, president of the Philippine Councilors League-Negros Occidental Chapter, stated.*PNA

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