Jules Samonte turns pro and joins Perlas Spikers

Former Ateneo star Jules Samonte (center). CONSULTATION FILE

MANILA, Philippines – Former Ateneo star Jules Samonte joins the professional ranks when he signed a contract with Perlas in the Premier Volleyball League.

The team announced the signing on social media a month after Samonte formally said goodbye to Lady Eagles.

“This is his next,” the Spikers posted. “Welcome to the Perlas Spikers. Your fire and passion will surely bring a lot of energy to the team. “

Thank you for embarking on this volleyball journey with us. Your coaches and teammates are excited to work with you. “

Samonte was the UAAP Rookie of the Year for season 79 of the UAAP and won a title with the Lady Eagles in season 81.

Perlas will look to improve on his difficult 1-8 campaign in the Open Conference, where he struggled not only on the court but off it as well.

The Spikers had a delayed arrival at the conference after team members tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the start of the tournament.

Samonte joins other Ateneo products, Jem Ferrer, Jhoana Maraguinot and Mich Morente.

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