Farm Fresh tapped heady setter Louie Romero to strengthen its arsenal heading into the Premier Volleyball League third conference scheduled to kick off later this month.
The Foxies formally announced the addition of the 23-year-old playmaker in a social media post on Monday.
“Rome wasn’t built overnight, but with the addition of a setter like Louie Romero on our side of the court, we can look forward to fast-tracking the team’s development, especially on offense,” read the team’s announcement on X.
Romero, a former PVL Collegiate Conference Finals Most Valuable Player, last played competitive volleyball back in May when she led Adamson University to a bronze medal finish in University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 — the school’s first in women’s volleyball since 2014.
However, the 2022 V-League Collegiate Challenge Best Setter decided to forgo the rest of her collegiate eligibility after the season.
“I was out of action after the UAAP. But I kept building my strength and conditioning so would say that I’m ready,” Romero shared.
Romero will reunite with other former Lady Falcons Trisha Tubu, Kate Santiago, and Cae Lazo, who all made their PVL debut in this year’s Invitational Conference.
The Kings Montessori alum will also be teaming up with fellow former UAAP players Joan Narit, Alyssa Bertolano, and Pia Ildefonso, as well as College of Saint Benilde standouts Gayle Pascual, Cloanne Mondoñedo, and Zam Nolasco, among others.
“I miss playing so I’m excited to be back. I’ve seen the games of Farm Fresh last conference and that gave me an idea on what the team needs and what I could do to help,” she said.
The young Foxies ended their PVL debut at the bottom of the rankings, but with the new conference comes new hope as they return to the court with more experience, confidence, and grit to secure their elusive first win and more.
“I just want to help the team. I want to repay the trust and generosity of Farm Fresh and Tito Frank (Lao) and his family. I’m really looking forward for us capturing the elusive first win,” she said.