June 06, 2024

Taka Minowa leads Alas' young talents in two major tournaments

Taka Minowa will lead the next generation of Alas Pilipinas Women.

The head coach of the Akari Chargers will serve as the chief tactician of the national team when it competes in two tournaments this month.

Alas Girls, a team supported by Akari, will compete in the 22nd Princess Cup Southeast Asia U18 Championship from June 8 to 12 before going to Thailand from June 16 to 23 to compete in the 15th Asian Women’s U18 Championship.

The team includes National University Nazareth School stalwarts Bubay Belen, Denesse Daylisan, Akeyla Bartolabac, and Harlyn Serneche.

Joining them are University of Santo Tomas upstarts Chas Pepito, Avril Bron, Kimberly Rubin, Jaila Adrao, Maile Salang, Aneeza Santos, and Lianne Penuliar.

Completing the young team are De La Salle-Zobel’s Gillian Marzan and Kings' Montessori’s Ashley Macalinao.

The Philippines is slotted in Pool B alongside top seed Japan and seventh-ranked Iran for the AVC tournament.

Assisting Minowa are Karl Dimaculangan, Vilet Ponce-De Leon, and Juan Miguel Dizon.