National University’s Audrey Paran joined the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors’ hunt for their first ever Philippine Superliga (PSL) title.
The movement was confirmed by the team on Saturday night via Twitter, introducing Paran as one its latest assets.
The veteran Lady Bulldog is tipped to debut in the PSL All Filipino Conference 2019, which opens on June 15.
Former La Salle-Lipa teammates, went to different collegiate squads, donned different shades of blue, but now reunited for another green squad. 💚 Paran and Maraguinot for Team Sta. Lucia. #rebuildtheLAND @SuperLigaPH pic.twitter.com/aQckW1FO7d
— Sta. Lucia Realtors (@theSLREALTORS) June 1, 2019
It will be a reunion of sorts for Paran and Jho Maraguinot.
The two wing hitters were teammates from De La Salle – Lipa in high school before they took separate roads in college.
Paran went on to don the blue-and-gold jersey of NU, while Maraguinot was recruited by Ateneo, becoming a one-time champion with the team.
Reunited for a green team anew, Paran and Maraguinot are set to play big roles for Sta. Lucia in the forthcoming all-local tourney.
— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 18, 2018
Now on its third year in the league, the Lady Realtors are eyeing nothing less than a podium finish, especially after their hapless eighth place finish during last year’s all-local staging.
Sta. Lucia is leaving no stones unturned as it is reportedly bringing in Fil-Am libero Alexandra Bollier from Cal Poly Pomona volleyball.
Adding Paran, a one-time UAAP semifinalists, to the fold may prove as a great move for the Lady Realtors, who will be backed by MJ Phillips, Pam Lastimosa, Amanda Villanueva, Rica Rivera and Juliet Catindig to name a few.
Paran amassed 112 kills, 15 blocks and 11 aces last UAAP season, averaging 9.86 points per match.
(Image from Twitter/Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors)