Fil-Am spiker Kalei Mau skips nat’l team tryouts due to travel restrictions

Published April 27, 2021, 1:19 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Fil-American Kalei Mau will not be attending the Philippine women’s volleyball team tryouts scheduled late this month due to travel and health restrictions during the pandemic.

The 6-foot-1 spiker announced this in a social media post Tuesday, April 27, adding that she still strives to don the national tri-colors in future international tournaments.

“With that being said, I will not be able to attend the National Team tryouts this week due to travel restrictions and safety risks. But my dream to play for the Philippine flag has and will not change,” Mau wrote.

Mau, a standout of the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, has been in the United States following the cancellation of the Philippine Superliga last year.

She was among the 40 female players invited to the three-day national team tryouts in Subic set Wednesday to Friday.

While still waiting for the opening of the Premier Volleyball League where the Cargo Movers are not set to play, Mau will have play as an import in a Puerto Rican league.

“I want you to hear it from me first that I will be playing abroad for a 2.5 month season. I plan to return to PH after this quick stint to compete in the PVL with my team,” she wrote.

Las Changas de Naranjito announced Mau’s inclusion to the team in a social media post also on Tuesday.