Filipino-American spiker Kalei Mau is set to rejoin F2 Logistics when it competes in the PNVF Champions League from 13 to 19 November.
In a radio interview, Mau announced that that she will join Cargo Movers in their training bubble as soon as she finishes her quarantine.
Mau is remains in isolation after reinforcing the national women’s squad in the AVC Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand two weeks ago.
“My next move will be playing with F2 in the Champions League next month,” Mau said, confirming reports that the four-time Philippine Superliga (PSL) champions will be vying in the inaugural tourney that would be organized by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation.
“Actually when I’m out of quarantine, I’ll go straight to the bubble to start training with F2.”
Regarded as one of the best open spikers in the country, Mau is tipped to rejoin a cargo Movers squad that is loaded with talent.
Its mentor is 11-time University Athletic Association of the Philippines champion coach Ramil de Jesus with Aby Maraño as skipper and national team members Majoy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Tin Tiamzon and Kianna Dy as main players.
Of course, seasoned setter Kim Fajardo is still there as well as former De La Salle University standout Ara Galang, Desiree Cheng and Lourdes Clemente as mainstays.
Although the leadership of PNVF floated reports that Mau will be seeing action in a professional league in Turkey, the former Arizona Wildcat strongly denied the rumor, branding it as “fake news.”
Instead, she will return to the Cargo Movers for another tour of duty, something that would come at the heels of her successful stint in the PSL All-Filipino Conference in 2019 in which she emerged as Most Valuable Player.
She, however clarified that her commitment with the Cargo Movers is only limited for the Champions League.
“I’m still negotiating with teams for the PVL (Premier Volleyball League) Conference in February and they’re one of the leagues I’m kind of thinking about and really just trying to figure out what’s gonna be my best bid and the best move for my career,” Mau said, adding that she is also open to other opportunities abroad.
“I’ve been open to a lot of offers in other countries just because I love the experience and I love playing overseas.”
“It’s very uncertain in the Philippines and I’ve been kind of interested hearing what other teams and countries have to offer.”