April 25, 2024

'It's good to be back!': Jorelle Singh relishes second PVL chance with Capital1

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It's good to be back.

Spiker Jorelle Singh is especially grateful for another shot at the PVL after almost three years.

"Sobrang thankful na nabigyan ng chance na makapaglaro sa PVL. 'Di lahat nabibigyan ng chance makapaglaro. What more na mabigyan ng second chance?" she told reporters during the PVL Media Day.

She was so excited that she posted her photos on Instagram, prompting messages of support from fellow volleybelles such as Jerrili Malabanan, new Capital1 Solar Spikers teammate Heather Guinoo, and Galeries Tower Highrisers' Roma Joy Doromal.

Singh last played in the PVL 2021 Open Conference for PLDT... under coach Roger Gorayeb. And it was the same tactician who called her up for the Capital1 tryouts.

"Malaking bagay, ano na lang 'yung adjustment, 'di na malaki," she said of her relationship with Gorayeb. "Sanay na kami sa isa't isa. Wala nang magiging problema."

For now, her personal goal is to provide leadership for the young squad, which includes young players such as UE Lady Red Warriors' Ja Lana.

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Singh already showed ate vibes by asking to coach Lana when she was seemingly having difficulties answering a question.

And asked whether she was having jitters in the professional league, Lana found an easier time to answer with Singh at her side.

"So far wala namang adjustment," Lana answered, with Singh nodding.

"Saka the best mga ate, as in," she added, touching Singh's shoulders.

Things are looking pretty bright for this young squad. They're barely three weeks old, but Gorayeb says they will be banking on heart and desire in the new PVL season.

"Gutom sila sa playing time so I am very sure they will give it their all each game. Lalaban sila ng sabayan sa mga established teams in the league," he said.

(With reports from Lei Macaranas, One Sports)