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Aby Maraño retires from national women's volleyball team

Aby Maraño is ready to pass the torch to younger volleyball stars like Kianna Dy in the national tea,. PVL (file photo)
By Stewart Tan

MANILA—Aby Maraño has announced her retirement from the national women’s volleyball team ahead of the upcoming Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games this year.

Maraño broadcasted her stunning but expected decision in a social media post on Sunday night as she said that it is already time for the other volleyballers to represent the country.

“Nagwakas na ang serbisyo sa bayan, dito naman, dito na lang, dito na palagi,” the former De La Salle Lady Spikers middle blocker said. “Maraming salamat. Love, Capt. Tyang.”

Maraño has become a fixture in the national women’s volleyball team as she suited up for SEA Games four times—during 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022 editions of the biennial event.

Maraño did not only play for the flag and country but was also named as team captain several times, including in the national squad’s participation in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

She also played a crucial role for the Team Philippines which finished with a bronze medal in the first leg of the 2019 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Grand Prix.

With her departure from national team duties, the 30-year-old Marano will shift her focus to the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the Premier Volleyball League.

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