Because of her strong and positive influence to the youth and deep love of the sport, Aby Maraño was the top choice by the Philippine Superliga (PSL) as the newest league ambassador.
Maraño, star middle blocker of F2 Logistics was appointed to become the face of the league starting with the Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix, which erupts Saturday Oct 21 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
An explosive pair of matches will usher in the import-laden conference as Generika-Ayala takes on powerhouse Petron in the first match while Cignal battles two-time champion Foton in the main encounter.
Both matches will be shown live on ESPN5 (TV5), the league’s official broadcast partner.
PSL president Ramon Suzara lauded Maraño’s selection, saying that her growing base of fans and love for volleyball makes her a perfect fit for the role.
“Abigail is very vocal and outspoken,” said Suzara, a ranking executive of the Asian Volleyball Confederation and member of the International Volleyball Federation.
“Her influence, especially to the youth is enormous and she has repeatedly displayed her love for the sport and loyalty to the league. That’s why we decided to formally tap her as the PSL ambassador for this year.”
Maraño is also a member of the national women’s team that campaigned in the recent AVC Asian Senior Women’s Championship.
“I want to thank Mr. Suzara, Mr. (PSL chairman Philip Ella) Juico and the entire PSL organization for trusting me to be their ambassador. This is another step for me to influence the youth and aspiring athletes to play their best and chase their dreams.”
Maraño and the Cargo Movers will open their campaign against Petron on Nov. 4 when the league rolls to the University of St. La Salle gym in Bacolod City.