Mylene Paat has found solace and strength in teaming up with her 'soul sister,' Aby Marano, a recent addition to Chery Tiggo.
Marano's transition to the Crossovers came after her original squad, F2 Logistics, disbanded its roster in the Premier Volleyball League, redirecting its focus to grassroots initiatives.
Paat expressed her joy at finally sharing the court with Marano, highlighting the positive energy her 'soul sister' brings to the team.
"Sobrang laking bagay nun kasi nga parang 'sisters not in blood' pero 'sisters in soul' kami," Paat shared, emphasizing the seamless camaraderie that extends both on and off the court.
The duo's connection, evident in their training sessions and recent games in the PNVF Champions League, creates a natural and enjoyable atmosphere, allowing them to navigate challenges with ease.
Their camaraderie also played a pivotal role in helping the team quickly adjust to the arrivals of Marano and Ara Galang.
The recent bronze finish in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League showcased the team's adaptability and resilience.
Paat acknowledged that their previous experiences with F2 Logistics facilitated a smooth transition for Marano and Galang into the Crossovers.
"Mas kami nga yung-- I mean, tama ba, sila yung nag-adjust pa sa amin," Paat humbly noted, emphasizing the mutual understanding and shared foundation that eased the integration process.
With Marano and Galang now integral parts of the Crossovers, Paat anticipates a promising future for the team.
"Siguro yun nga din yung magandang panimula din samin yung sa PNVF nga," Paat reflected on their performance.
As the Crossovers continue to rise, Paat emphasizes the importance of mindfulness and a spirit of healthy competition.
"Kailangan lang talaga namin maging mindful and of course yung kumbaga yung healthy competition na ginagawa for players talaga na kailangan walang maiiwan sa baba, dapat lahat kami ay parehong umaakyat," she concluded.