April 25, 2024

Dani Ravena wants to accomplish two things as she embraces heavy role for Nxled

Dani Ravena wants to accomplish two things as she embraces heavy role for Nxled
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Age ain’t nothing but a number, right?


At 23, Dani Ravena has been anointed team captain of new PVL squad Nxled Chameleons. At first glance, it appears to be a monumental task for the Ateneo Blue Eagles product. Not only is she asked to lead a debuting team in the country’s top volleyball league in the Second All-Filipino Conference, but she’ll also be guiding a club with spikers older than her.


Being a team captain can be tricky. One has to be strategic and steadfast to deal with the different personalities. Luckily for the Chameleons, their chosen one was able to shrug off her initial apprehensions and wholeheartedly accepted the challenge.


“When I was made captain, at first, I was a little bit nervous because I know I was going to be surrounded by older players, much more seasoned players,” Ravena said in an Instagram video posted by Nxled.

“At the end of the day, if my coaches trust me enough to have this role and my teammates trust me also to be able to lead them, I think that’s the most important thing for me,” Ravena continued.


Eager to repay the trust given to her by the Nxled coaching staff, led by chief tactician Taka Minowa, the former Akari Charger had her responsibilities as team captain all mapped out.


“I want to lead by example. I don’t want to just dictate how the team should play but I want to help us all grow as individuals and as a team,” the star libero divulged.


“More than being a good player, I also want to embrace being a good teammate outside the court,” she added.


Ravena will try to lead the Chameleons to their first win in the PVL when they face the Gerflor Defenders this Sunday on opening day of the season-ending Second All-Filipino Conference.