Gervacio on joining F2 Logistics: ‘Growth means being out of comfort zone’

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) — Former Ateneo de Manila University standout Dzi Gervacio cited personal growth as reason for joining F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, a team mostly comprised of her rivals from De La Salle University, in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League.

“I had some personal downtime at the end of the year. I wanted to explore more of what’s out there. I didn’t really think about going back to indoor [volleyball]. I just wanted to see, to get in a new system, a new culture,” Gervacio told CNN Philippines’ New Day on Wednesday.

“At the end of the day, my goal is to be a better athlete, a better person and growth means being out of my comfort zone. If this isn’t outside of my comfort zone, then I don’t know what it is,” she added.

Gervacio is already familiar with the squad led by coach Ramil De Jesus, having played against the De La Salle Lady Spikers in seasons 74 and 75 finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

The former Ateneo Lady Eagle will now join her rivals from DLSU like Aby Marano and Ara Galang in the same side of the court.

Gervacio’s last stint in indoor volleyball was with the BanKo Perlas Spikers in 2019, which finished third during that year’s PVL Open Conference. She then moved to the sands and won a bronze medal in beach volleyball in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games held in the country.

“I can definitely bring in some experience. I had some share of tough and high-pressure games.... I can definitely be a leader inside or outside the court, whatever the role may be. But I’m definitely excited to bring my personality and energy to the team,” said Gervacio when asked on what she can bring to a powerhouse volleyball team.

The Cargo Movers will make its debut in the PVL this year after begging off from last year’s tournament. The club team has won several championships when it was still part of another volleyball league, Philippine Super Liga.

Other big names in the volleyball scene also switched teams for the upcoming PVL Open Conference.