CDN SportsTalk: CDU Stallions volleyball ready for Cesafi season
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–Don’t count out the Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) women’s volleyball team for this year’s Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) season.
With renewed confidence a better system in place, the CDU Stallions are out to prove their worth in the Cesafi, whose brand new season begins September 23.
CDU volleyball head coach Kristian Earl Tampus said the team is looking forward to competing in this season of the Cesafi.
“We have been at the bottom part in previous seasons but last year, we showed we can’t be taken lightly anymore,” said Tampus in a guesting with CDN Digital’s SportsTalk.
Tampus was with team captain Lleana Camille Uy and Mikhaella Rubic in the show.
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Tampus, also a Physical Education teacher at CDU, said his team will be more exciting this year since their players are now from a selection from tryouts.
“Before, we used to pick players from our Intramurals. Now, we held tryouts,” he said.
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Schedule is a challenge, though, for this group of players for CDU since they are also busy with their academics.
The team, Tampus said, has four rookies.
Uy, the team’s middle blocker, is tasked to keep the new ones on their toes.
“I always remind my teammates to be competitive,” she said.
She, too, is excited to be back on court.
” It was fun last year because we were waiting to play for two years due to pandemic,” Uy said. “I enjoy every game on the court,” added the towering Uy, who started playing when she was in fifth grade.
Rubic, a libero, is also returning to the team since she already graduated but is taking up a master’s degree.
She says she is still getting to know some of her teammates because she is a returnee and also trying to learn the dynamics of the system Tampus is putting into place.
“We have a system in place that will focus more on agility and speed of players,” Tampus said.
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