PSL-F2 Logistics Manila captain Rachel Anne Daquis is hoping to recover from an ankle injury just in time for the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship
Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2016 – PSL-F2 Logistics Manila skipper Rachel Anne Daquis' dream of appearing at the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship is in danger due to an ankle injury on Tuesday, when her club team RC Cola Army played their opening match at the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.
The big question lies on whether the 28-year-old outside spiker can fulfill her dream of competing in the pinnacle of women’s club volleyball competitions – the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship.
Despite this setback, Daquis remain focused on achieving this aspiration of playing on the same field with the best players in the world. Quick links:FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - WebsiteFIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - ScheduleFIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Teams
“Every athlete goes through this kind of obstacle in their careers, but there is always one competition that will always inspire you to get back,” Daquis said. “For me, the Women’s Club World Championship is that competition I could not miss, that is why I am doing my best to recover.”
Daquis was chosen to be part of PSL-F2 Logistics Manila and was given the opportunity to serve as captain of the squad.
“I have a big responsibility to be the captain of this team,” Daquis said. “As a first-timer in this level of competition, it’s difficult to meet everyone’s expectations. So I just try to be a good leader to my team-mates. I just want to express to everyone that being in the Women’s Club World Championship is already an achievement for all of us. I believe that there are many positive things that will come out from this experience.”
Her success in sport locally is highly attributed to her discipline in keeping herself fit, and when she faces difficult moments like suffering from an injury, she prevails because of her will to get back in shape.
“I dreaded that moment when I fell on the floor on that day,” Daquis said. “I really prayed that it was not serious because I really do not want to let this chance to play in the Women’s Club World Championship slip away. I already consulted my doctor and I am still recovering.”
PSL-F2 Logistics Manila will face Rexona-Sesc Rio of Brazil in Pool A on October 18 at 19:30 local time. The host club will also play Pomi Casalmaggiore of Italy on October 20 at 19:30, then Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul on October 21 at 17:00.