Rebecca Perry vows to help F2 win PSL Grand Prix 2019 title

Barely a month before the iteration of the Grand Prix edition of the Philippine SuperLiga, the eight participating teams are already beefing up their line-ups for yet another war.

Defending champions Petron Blaze Spikers have already acquired the services of Americans Kath Bell and Stephanie Niemer, who are known for their impeccable volleyball skill set.

Not to be outdone, last year’s bridesmaid finisher F2 Logistics Cargo Movers will bring United States-born Rebecca Perry as one of their import.

This development was shared no less than the 30-year-old through an Instagram post.

Perry wrote: “I am so excited to announce that I’ll be playing for @f2cargomovers in The Philippines! It has been a dream of mine to play in a country with SO much support for this sport.”

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I am so excited to announce that I’ll be playing for @f2cargomovers in The Philippines! It has been a dream of mine to play in a country with SO much support for this sport. I’m really confident that I can help this team win a championship 🙂 Tara na F2! 🇮🇹 Sono contenta di annunciare che giocherò nelle Filippine. Ai miei italiani, ho aspettato più lungo possibile per tornar a giocare in Italia, dove sento veramente a casa, però purtroppo le offerte sono venute dopo ho già firmato un contratto nelle Filippine. Comunque sono troppo carica per questa nuova esperienza e spero che tutti voi continuate a seguirmi. Sono sicura che tornerò a giocare in Italia presto 😉 grazie sempre per tutto il vostro sostegno ❤️

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But more that the joy of being invited to play here in the Philippines, the American-turned-naturalized-Italian volleyball player is all business going to a relatively unfamiliar country.

“I’m really confident that I can help this team win a championship 🙂 Tara na F2!,” she assured.

The 6-foot-3 professional volleyball player who can play both as a winger and as an opposite has already played in different leagues abroad, including a recent stint with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate squad in South Korea where she only played four games and got replaced after.

In a separate Instagram post, the Italian spiker explained why she got replaced by Hyundai Hillstate.

She said: “Unfortunately my time in South Korea ended just as soon as it began. After playing only 4 games and losing all of them the head coach of Hyundai decided that she would like to replace me. I’m no stranger to how things work in South Korea, when the team doesn’t win the first person who is deemed responsible is the foreigner. But I had hoped it wouldn’t be like this since I was playing well.”

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🇺🇸Unfortunately my time in South Korea ended just as soon as it began. After playing only 4 games and losing all of them the head coach of Hyundai decided that she would like to replace me. I’m no stranger to how things work in South Korea, when the team doesn’t win the first person who is deemed responsible is the foreigner. But I had hoped it wouldn’t be like this since I was playing well. I want to thank all of the fans who sent me messages of support and understanding. Korea will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope Hyundai can start to win, the girls on that team deserve it. They are wonderful people and they work very hard. I’m back home now and continuing to train and play while I look for another team to finish the season strong with. Thanks everyone for supporting me during such a rough couple of months! I can’t wait to find the love for the game again 🙂 | 🇮🇹Purtroppo la mia esperienza in Corea ha finito appena l’ha iniziato. Dopo giocare solo 4 partite, tutti persi, l’allenatrice di Hyundai ha deciso di lasciarmi andare via. Io capisco bene come funziona in Corea, quando non vince la squadra, la prima persona responsabile é la straniera. Però speravo che non andrà così, dato che stavo giocando bene. Voglio ringraziare tutti i tifosi coreani che mi hanno scritto. Corea rimarrà nel mio cuore e spero che Hyundai può iniziar a vincere. Le ragazze lo meritano, sono persone meravigliose e lavorano duro. Sono tornata a casa in America adesso e sto continuando ad allenarmi e giocare mentre cerco un’altra squadra con chi posso finire la stagione. Grazie a tutti per sostenermi durante questi mesi difficili! Non vedo l’ora a trovare l’amore per pallavolo ancora 🙂

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Despite this, she has nothing but gratitude to the locals who have supported her through and through.

“I want to thank all of the fans who sent me messages of support and understanding. Korea will always hold a special place in my heart,” the spiker wrote.

With her would-be stint as an F2 import in the PSL, Perry will have a chance to redeem herself and show what she truly have as a volleyball athlete.

She will join a stack Ramil de Jesus-mentored F2 Logistics team, which is composed of several national team mainstays like Aby Marano, Cha Cruz-Behag, Kim Dy, Majoy Baron, Kim Fajardo, and Dawn Macandili.

The Cargo Movers settled as a runner-up in the 2018 edition of the PSL Grand Prix. As of press time, the second import for the team is yet to be named.

Watch Perry’s highlights here:

Photo grabbed from Perry’s Instagram account

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