And the player movements in the collegiate women’s volleyball continues.
Following UP and NU parting ways with their respective setters Jewel Lai and Rica Diolan, rebuilding UE also lost Caviteña Celine Domingo.
The unfortunate development came only a few weeks after the Lady Warriors made a third place finish at the 2016 Intercollegiate women’s volleyball tournament, signalling the progress they have made under head coach Francis Vicente.
“Yes po, wala na po (ako sa UE),” the 5-foot-10 spiker told FOX Sports.
Just in her rookie year, Domingo was already tasked to lead the Recto crew to greater heights as team captain which clearly showed Vicente’s confidence in one of his many recruits from the 2015-16 batch.
Domingo, however, played jittery as expected from a freshman during Season 78 as UE ended the campaign in eighth place anew.
Declining to talk about the reason behind her decision, she said: “Long story po (bakit wala na ako dun).”
“Pero po in the end, sila Mama at Papa na po ang nag decide na lumipat na po ako,” she added.
And while Lai and Diolan might be joining Benilde in the NCAA, Domingo did not go too far in picking her next destination, an institution that is just a stone’s throw away.
Talking about her new team, she says: “FEU po.” — By Mac Dionisio