Now “eaten” (older sister) on a young and rebuilding University of Santo Tomas team, Cassie Carballo intends to help the Golden Tigresses in any way possible, armed with the experience she has learned from his time as a recruit to the UAAP.
“Our coaches remind us every day, especially as a rookie last year, that I’m already part of the ates, and one of the best ways to help the team is to lead the newcomers,” Carballo said ahead of his team’s Shakey Super League. The pre-season championship curtain-raiser faces a familiar foe in Perpetual Help System Dalta on Saturday.
The second-year setter helped UST reach the final four last UAAP season. But since the departure of its stars, including the powerful Eya Laure, the UST has placed its hopes in its survivors and its recruits to lead its campaign.
And Carballo is ready to take on the challenge, promising to be among those who take on the leadership role.
“We (Golden Tigers) are all doing our best. We work very hard every day (to be better),” Carballo said.
Always a strong performer, UST also finished its recent National Invitationals campaign with a bronze medal, but the Tigresses’ eyes are still on the bigger prize.
Team captain and libero Bernadett Pepito, Regina Jurado, Xyza Gula and Sophia Abbu will be among the notable survivors the Spain-based team will count on to propel the Tigresses beyond the competition.
“Since we lost a lot of important players, our main goal is to see our remaining players stand out, especially those who played in the UAAP last time,” UST assistant coach Lerma Giron previously said. to the Inquirer.
The Tigresses also found new offensive power in rookie Angeline Poyos, one of the newcomers Carballo should support for UST to maintain its strong momentum.
“We didn’t expect her (Poyos) to stand out and we hope she continues to improve and this becomes an avenue, even if she doesn’t play like a rookie, to increase her level of play ” Girón said. added.
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