Petron selects NU’s Santiago as No. 1 pick in PSL draft; AirAsia makes La Salle’s Maraño No. 2
By Sports Desk Online
Published: Apr/02/2014 3:01 PM PHT
MANILA – The first and only club volleyball league in the country just got bigger.
Philippine Superliga (PSL) held its first-ever players draft Wednesday afternoon at the NBA Café in SM Aura, in Taguig City. The Petron Blaze Spikers selected Dindin Santiago of National University as the top overall pick, while Air Asia – the newest team in the league – opted for Aby Maraño of De La Salle University as the second pick.
Santiago is a 6-2 quick hitter who led the Lady Bulldogs to their first back-to-back Final Four appearances in the UAAP. Maraño, a two-time UAAP MVP, will be reunited with her former collegiate teammates, and with Coach Ramil de Jesus.
RC Cola selected third and went with Iari Yongco, Cagayan Valley made Janine Marciano the fourth overall pick, and Jamenea Ferrer was taken fifth by PLDT MyDSL.
Here's the complete draft result list:
Din-Din Santiago (NU) – Petron
Aby Maraño (DLSU) – Air Asia
Iari Yongco (DLSU-D) – RC Cola
Janine Marciano (SBC) – Cagayan Valley
Jamenea Ferrer (ADMU) – PLDT MyDSL
Norie Jane Diaz (UPHSD) – Cignal
Christine Agno (FEU) – Generica-Army
Mina Aganon (NU) – Petron
Wensh Tiu (DLSU) – AirAsia
Jill Gustilo (AdU) – RC Cola
Charlene Gillego (UMak) – Cagayan Valley
Sasa Devanadera (SSC-R) – PLDT MyDSL
Michiko Castaneda (UP) - Cignal
Joyce Palad (UP) - Generica-Army
Mayette Zapanta (AdU) – Petron
May Macatuno (AdU) – AirAsia
Toni Faye Tan (UP) – RC Cola
Ariana Angustia (EAC) – AirAsia
Southlyn Ramos (UP) – RC Cola
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