By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
Decorated setter Kim Fajardo is ready to boost PLDT’s speed in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season.
After the disbandment of Fajardo’s mother franchise F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, the High-Speed Hitters quickly pulled the trigger to acquire the prized setter effective this 2024.
Despite an injury-plagued season that put Fajardo under minutes restriction with the Cargo Movers, the experienced orchestrator still found a way to be effective and is still the one running the show in the clutch situations.
A former superstar with the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Archers, Fajardo quickly earned the respect of the UAAP community after leading her team to several championships.
Fajardo formed a dynasty together with her former Cargo Movers teammates Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, Ara Galang, and Dawn Macandili-Catindig under the helm of renowned tactician Ramil de Jesus.
After her stellar collegiate career, Fajardo, together with her teammates in DLSU, played for F2 Logistics in the now-defunct Philippine Superliga.
Fajardo then raised her stock value after leading the Cargo Movers to multiple championship titles in the PSL but the league had to halt its operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a collective decision by the team owner and the committee, the Cargo Movers decided to join the PVL and immediately became favorites to win the title.
However, F2 Logistics only managed to reach the semifinals and failed to advance to the playoffs last season, one of the reasons why the franchise had to disband its team in the PVL.
Fajardo will be teaming up with another veteran setter Rhea Dimaculangan in PLDT and will also reunite with ex-DLSU star Mika Reyes.
Her addition to the already talented PLDT squad makes this upcoming PVL season interesting as several key players also transferred teams.