The Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors are turning professional, the team announced Tuesday, March 9.
“We have a little announcement to make: The Sta Lucia Lady Realtors will be taking on a new challenge as we officially join the Premier Volleyball League today!” the Twitter post read, accompanied by a video of their athletes.
“This is something new. This is exciting for the team and the fans.”
The announcement came a few hours after fellow Philippine Superliga team Chery Tiggo Pro 7 Crossovers disclosed they are also joining the PVL in the upcoming Open Conference set May 8.
Founded in 2017, the Lady Realtors played in the Superliga with a best finish of fifth place in the 2018 Grand Prix.
The team will debut in the league with new acquisition Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, who will join Mika Reyes, Djanel Cheng, Jovielyn Prado and Rubie De Leon.
With the development, the league now has 12 teams that also include former Superliga teams Chery Tiggo, PLDT Home Fibr and the Cignal HD, as well as defending champion Creamline, Petro Gazz, Choco Mucho, Perlas, Bali Pure, UAC Energy Holdings (formerly Peak Form), Air Force and Army.