April 14, 2024

PVL: Creamline officially welcomes beach volleyball star Dij Rodriguez to Cool Smashers

PVL: Creamline officially welcomes beach volleyball star Dij Rodriguez to Cool Smashers
Dij Rodriguez is the latest addition to a champion Creamline squad. | Photo (c) PVL

Beach please!

The Creamline Cool Smashers have made Dij Rodriguez an official member of the GV Kada in a social media post made on Friday.

Rodriguez will be suiting up as an outside hitter alongside Tots Carlos, Jema Galanza, Bernadeth Pons, Alyssa Valdez, and Rosemarie Vargas.

The beach volleyball star will be finding a familiar face in Pons, as Rodriguez has tussled with the Sisi Rondina-Bernadeth Pons pairing multiple times in the outdoor circuit.

"Malaking addition din sa amin kasi medyo veteran na rin, mataas ang nilalaro sa beach volleyball, nakapaglaro sa international [tournaments]. Hopefully maka-adapt sa indoor volleyball sa PVL," coach Sherwin Meneses said of the SEA Games bronze medalist and Beach Pro Tour World Tour Futures Philippine leg silver medalist.

"Bagay siya sa sistema namin," he added during the PVL Media Day.

The Creamline Cool Smashers will start their campaign against the Farm Fresh Foxies on Saturday, February 24, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The 6 p.m. game will air on One Sports, One Sports+, and the Pilipinas Live app.

(With reports from Jamie Velasco)