Grethcel Soltones has been fitting in perfectly for the Akari Chargers so far despite their slow start in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference.

Last Tuesday, the Chargers finally entered the win column with a straight-sets victory over the Farm Fresh Foxies thanks to Soltones’ 16-point performance and 10-excellent-reception output.

“Happy kasi siyempre bago ako sa kanila pero di ako nahirapan makisama, super may connection na kami so far [in our] third game,” Soltones said.

But more than just scoring, Soltones aimed to provide leadership and positive energy to the team.

“Hindi ako nagmamatter sa kung ilan yung score ko every game. I always think na parang I need to be there to make my teammates happy and also parang magaan lang sa game.”

Amidst Akari’s shaky start in the All-Filipino tournament, Soltones always reminds the team to stay together and focus on the goal.

“Parati kong nireremind sa teammates ko na lalo na pag nasa loob ng court na focus lang talaga kasi once na mawala man kami, I mean distractions, doon kami magsisimula na magwatak-watak, so ayun focus lang talaga kami sa goal namin as a team,” said the former PVL MVP.

Soltones didn’t forget to mention her coaches for pushing a promising Akari squad to their full potential.

“Thank you din sa coaches kasi hindi sila nagsasawa samin. I know na yung team na ‘to meron talagang future,” she added.