Cignal coach Shaq Delos Santos is determined to bring his team back to glory after they fell short in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. Despite finishing sixth with a 3-5 record, Delos Santos views the first conference as a wake-up call for his team, which had reached the podium thrice last year including a Reinforced Conference Finals stint.
According to Delos Santos, volleyball is different now, and the competition has leveled up. Teams have to be always ready and in top condition to survive in the league. He believes that his trio of Chai Troncoso, Ces Molina, and Rachel Anne Daquis will bounce back stronger in the next conference.
“Our drive should always be at a high level. We lost the kind of drive [we had last season]. We need a strong foundation before the Invitational,” he said.
Cignal let go of Angeli Araneta and five other players before the season and signed Chinchin Basas and Gyzelle Sy. Delos Santos stated that they are open to signing additional players after the collegiate leagues or free agents, who can help their team bannered by Daquis, Molina, Ria Meneses, Rose Doria, and Gel Cayuna.
Delos Santos admits that the competition this season has reached another level, and he promises to help the HD Spikers catch up and rise again in the next conference. Though the All-Filipino Conference was disappointing for the team, it has been an inspiration for Delos Santos, and he sees it as an opportunity to improve and come back stronger.
“We learned a lot. I accept this challenge. This is a wake-up call and lesson for us,” he added.
In conclusion, Cignal coach Shaq Delos Santos is determined to bring his team back to the podium in the upcoming season. He acknowledges the increasing competition in volleyball and recognizes the need for his team to be always ready and in top condition. With the help of his trio of star players and potential new signings, Delos Santos is confident that his team will come back stronger and perform better in the next conference.#Early #exit #PVL #AllFilipino #wake #call #Cignal #coach #Shaq