No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster
Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup


KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

MANILA, Philippines –There were few surprises as national team mainstays Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago made the final cut of the Philippine women’s volleyball team set to see action in the 2018 Asian Games this August in Indonesia.

Joining the two volleyball phenoms in the final 12 are Aby Maraño, Dawn Macandili, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Majoy Baron, Kim Dy, Cha Cruz, Jia Morado, Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Ces Molina.

Rhea Dimaculangan and Denden Lazaro were listed as reserves.

National team head coach Shaq delos Santos unveiled the 20-woman national team pool last Wednesday, June 13. (READ: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago banner PH’s Asian Games pool)

Maraño was selected as the team captain of the pool. The nationals will kick off their Asian Games campaign on August 19. –