Will Jaja Santiago play in the conference though?
Jaja Santiago is back with the Chery Tiggo Crossovers. But is she BACK?
The Crossovers shared via a Facebook video that the 6-foot-5 middle blocker joined the team's build-up for the upcoming PVL Invitational Conference.
"After the recently concluded Japan V. Premier League, Jaja Santiago is back to her CHERY Tiggo Crossovers family," the Chery Tiggo post said.
Santiago just concluded a five-year stay with Japanese club Saitama Ageo Medics where she has accumulated individual awards including the Japanese V. League Division 1 Best Middle Blocker plum.
It has yet to be revealed though if Santiago will play again locally. The 2021 PVL MVP led Chery Tiggo to its first franchise title in the pro league during the bubble tournament in Ilocos Norte.
Right now, Santiago is busy imparting knowledge to her Crossovers teammates.
"Now, she is actively sharing her professional knowledge and experience with the team during trainings."
Even without Jaja in the active lineup, Cherry Tiggo is expected to make waves in the PVL Invitational Conference as they are about to announce a set of big signings that is expected to boost their lineup.