February 28, 2024

Five things we learned from PVL teams in PNVF Champions League

Five things we learned from PVL teams in PNVF Champions League
Art by Mitzi Solano/One Sports

The PNVF Champions League brought plenty of excitement for the upcoming PVL season as fans saw several teams strut their stuff with their star additions during the offseason.

After a week of intense and thrilling volleyball action, it’s safe to say that plenty of questions heading into the new season have already been answered.

But what did we learn about these PVL teams from the tournament?

Let’s dig deeper into that.

 

Dawn Macandali-Catindig is indeed a game-changer for Cignal

The acquisition of Dawn Macandili-Cantindig has proven to be one of the best signings so far during the recent PVL offseason.

With the addition of the superstar libero, the Cignal HD Spikers have immediately shown that they have taken the next step in terms of being a title contender in the league.

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While it wasn’t the ending that they had hoped for to cap preseason, all signs point towards an even greater season ahead for the HD Spikers.

 

Chery Tiggo will have the most “swag” come the new PVL season

Should this come as a surprise?

Adding Aby Maraño and Ara Galang has already proven to be a wise move for the Chery Tiggo Crossovers.

Aside from what they contribute on the floor, their demeanor has made Chery Tiggo a much scarier team come the new PVL season.

With Tyang Aby’s fierce attitude rubbing off on Eya Laure and the other young Crossovers, what’s to say that we won’t see more staredowns and feisty looks ahead?

 

Petro Gazz is ready to compete for the PVL crown

Joining the PNVF Champions League was indeed the right decision for the Petro Gazz Angels.

As the team continue to adjust to Japanese coach Koji Tsuzurabara, the Angels have shown they can be one of the most dangerous teams in the league.

Despite limited time with Tsuzurabara, the Angels already bagged the PNVF Champions League title this season.

Can they add another one by the end of 2024? Many fans certainly believe so after their PNVF performance.

 

Brooke Van Sickle is the real deal

Speaking of Petro Gazz’s new additions, Brooke Van Sickle has shown during the PNVF Champions League that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the PVL.

In her first game with the Angels, Van Sickle poured in 16 points against the Philippine Army Lady Troopers. She then followed that up with a 21-point output versus the Cignal HD Spikers.

That type of performance continued up until Petro Gazz's championship game, leading the Angels to the title as tournament MVP.

It’s safe to say that Brooke will be a star in the PVL.

 

The most competitive PVL season is set to unfold

The PNVF Champions League also proved that the level of competition in the country is at another level.

From Cignal’s impressive run to Chery Tiggo’s exhilarating wins to Petro Gazz’s steady performances, it’s clear that all of these teams will be gunning for the PVL crown.

The question is—can any one of these teams finally dethrone the Creamline Cool Smashers?

That we’ll find out soon enough.