Kat Tolentino signs back on for one last flight with the Katipunan squad.
The 6-foot-2 opposite spiker formally announced her return to the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles in the upcoming UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament.
Tolentino proved instrumental in Ateneo’s title run last season, teaming up with former Lady Eagles Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon to claim the championship against the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses.
In a post-season speech, Tolentino initially said she was not coming back for the Lady Eagles despite having one playing year left, prompting fans to go on social media and ask her to return.
However, she finally decided to use her final playing year with the defending UAAP women’s volleyball champions, in a video posted by ABS-CBN Sports.
— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 28, 2019
Tolentino’s return will bolster Ateneo’s chances of a back-to-back feat in the collegiate ranks, playing alongside Ponggay Gaston, Jules Samonte, and Dani Ravena.