PSL Suspends Gretchel Soltones For Violating ‘One League Policy’

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 06th, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Philippines Volleyball, Pro Indoor

After violating a “One League Policy” that the Philippine Superliga (PSL) has with their players, they have formally suspended one of their better players, Gretchel Soltones, for one year.

The rule is clearly stated for each player in their one year contract with the league, allowing them to not play with another club in another league while they are with the PSL. The violation came for Soltones when she played in an exhibition fund-raising match in the Premier League on October 29 at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

The PSL president, Ramon Suzara, commented on Soltones suspension, “As we discussed with you in our previous meetings, the PSL strictly enforces the ‘One League Policy’ prohibiting its players from playing and/or participating in other tournaments during the one-year playing commitment with the PSL.”

The suspension takes place immediately, with it looking to be lifted on November 5, 2018. In addition to the suspension, Soltones was also fined P50,000 (roughly $978 USD).

Soltones is fresh into the international game, just graduating from San Sebastian after the 2016 season. In the NCAA, Soltones was a three-time MVP selection.

Soltones began her international career with PLDT but switched to BaliPure in the Premier League in Japan – with whom she played with at the fundraising event. She switched to the PSL from BaliPure just this season and will miss the entire season that had just begun.

So far in the PSL, the Lady Oragons are 1-0 in the league and will take on Foton Tornadoes who is also unscathed at 2-0. The loss of Soltones will be a tough one for the team but have some strong backups to take her place.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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