3 Fil-Am players, Brazilian coach add power to men’s vball squad

3 Filipino-Us residents standing around six ft and a renowned Brazilian coach have been extra to the nationwide men’s volleyball group to the Cambodia 32nd Southeast Asian Games.

Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president Ramon “Tats” Suzara formally launched Brazilian coach Sergio Veloso and heritage players 6-foot-3 Michael Raymund Vicente, 6-foot-5 Steven Rotter and 6-foot-6 Cyrus De Guzman to the media in a Pasay Town cafe about the weekend.

Suzara also introduced that the PNVF drew the aid of Foton Motor Philippines which donated a national staff van by Foton Philippines Typical Supervisor Levy Santos.

“The goal really should be acquire, acquire and win and struggle for the medal or fight for the gold,” the 57-12 months-previous Veloso explained to reporters at the Golden Bay Restaurant in Pasay Metropolis.  “But it is a just one established a time for us and I feel they have the functionality to gain as a device.”

Veloso, whose prior assignment as an Global Volleyball Federation (FIVB) accredited mentor was in the Maldives, will be operating closely with his PNVF counterpart Odjie Mamon in the countrywide team.

Suzara is self-confident Veloso and the heritage gamers would fill up voids in the nationwide squad.

“The arrival of the a few Filipino-People in america and mentor Sergio [Veloso] is really promising specifically for Cambodia,” stated Suzara, who thanked Foton Philippines for supporting the mobility wants of the federation.

He also expressed gratitude to the world wide platform Fil-Am Country Select  headed by Christian Gopez for introducing the Filipino-Americans to the nationwide crew.

“I’m possessing a blast. It is my to start with time leaving the United States and be on my own. I really don’t have any person to count on aside from myself and my teammates, my coaches,” said Rotter, an reverse spiker from La Palma, California, who performed for Prolonged Beach front City University, California Point out University and semi-pro crew LA Blaze in the US.

Vicente, a wing spiker from San Jose, California, on the other hand, played in the US NCAA Division I group Concordia University Irvine.

“Training has been actually fantastic. We’re getting a minor little bit of time and we get this,” Vicente claimed.

De Guzman, on the other hand, is a middle blocker from New York and performed in the US NCAA Division III for Hunter Faculty and also for New York Delight and North East Power in the Volleyball League of The usa.

The men’s staff will go through a education camp in Osaka, Japan, from April 3 to 20 in advance of the Might 5 to 17 Cambodia SEA Online games.

Picture credits: Roy Domingo