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WATCH: Ateneo closes UAAP Season 81 with 7 titles

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Ateneo dominates the league's most popular sports as it gears up on its hosting of Season 82

MULTI-TITLED. Two-time men's football MVP Jarvey Gayoso of men's football (left) and women's volleyball Finals MVP Bea de Leon light the Ateneo bonfire. Rappler screenshot

PH team, pro dreams fuel Tolentino to forgo final UAAP year

Jun 01, 2019 - 4:49 PM

'That’s (national team) a whole other aspect after UAAP. It definitely would be an honor to represent the Philippines,' says Kat Tolentino in a Rappler Talk episode

NEXT CHAPTER. Kat Tolentino has many opportunities ahead for her in Philippine volleyball. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Lady Eagles on UAAP title return

May 28, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon and head coach Oliver Almadro drop by the Rappler office on Tuesday, May 28 at 3 pm

Second to none: Thirdy Ravena cops top Collegiate Player award

May 26, 2019 - 4:17 PM

After a finals series to remember, Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena snags this season’s Collegiate Player of the Year honor

BEST OF THE BEST. Thirdy Ravena proves yet again this season why he’s the King Eagle. Photo release

Not just UAAP queens, Ateneo Lady Eagles also Twitter champions

May 22, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Four Lady Eagles claim spots in the list of top 5 mentioned players on Twitter during the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals

TWEET GALORE. (From left to right) Ateneo's Jules Samonte, Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon, and Maddie Madayag, and UST's Sisi Rondina were the most talked about players on Twitter in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler and Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Kat Tolentino 'signing off' from Ateneo after winning first title

May 19, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The 6-foot-3 Filipino-Canadian still has one playing year left with the Ateneo Lady Eagles, but it seems like she is not returning for another season

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. If ever, Kat Tolentino will leave the UAAP proud as a champion. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UST coach sees silver lining despite UAAP volleyball finals heartbreak

May 19, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Improving from 7th to 2nd place, the UST Golden Tigresses have accomplished so much in Season 81

PASSING THE TORCH. Eye Laure is expected to lead the UST Golden Tigresses as Sisi Rondina graduates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Finals MVP Bea de Leon completes redemption with a crown

May 18, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ateneo's chest-pounding captain feels glad that she decided to play one more year for the Lady Eagles

RIDING HIGH. The Lady Eagles give Bea de Leon a victory ride after the Ateneo captain bagged the Finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo gets last laugh after title win: 'People counted us out'

May 18, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Looking back, Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro says the Lady Eagles needed the Game 1 loss and the warranted doubt to push their title drive

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#LiveTheDreamAteneo trends worldwide as Ateneo captures UAAP volleyball crown

May 18, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Fans also tweet their appreciation for graduating players, including team captain and Finals MVP Bea de Leon

Ateneo breaks UST’s heart, reclaims UAAP volleyball crown

May 18, 2019 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Banking on what they do best, the Ateneo Lady Eagles dominate the UST Golden Tigresses to recapture the title after 4 seasons

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 3

May 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the UST Golden Tigresses go at it one last time for the UAAP crown

Gayoso leads Ateneo back to UAAP men’s football throne

May 17, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle to capture its second crown in 3 years

FLYING HIGH. Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso caps another stellar season with a UAAP championship and the MVP plum. Photo release

Another Ravena rises as Dani impresses in Ateneo must-win

May 15, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Sophomore libero Dani Ravena steps up big time as Ateneo forces a UAAP championship decider against UST

KEY COG. Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro and the Lady Eagles get a huge boost from Dani Ravena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo stays alive vs UST, forces title rubbermatch

May 15, 2019 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) Rediscovering their fire, the Ateneo Lady Eagles make sure there’s no championship party yet for the UST Golden Tigresses

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 2

May 14, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Looking to become the new volleyball queens, the UST Tigresses try to finish off the Ateneo Lady Eagles for good in Game 2 on Wednesday, May 15

UST stuns Ateneo in straight sets, nears 1st title in a decade

May 11, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) An unstoppable Sisi Rondina powers the UST Growling Tigresses to a 1-0 series lead over the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the UAAP women’s volleyball finals

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 1

May 10, 2019 - 3:57 PM

A historic championship battle unfolds on Saturday, May 11, as Ateneo and UST fight for the women's volleyball crown for the first time

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball Finals

May 09, 2019 - 9:59 AM

A new champion will be crowned as Ateneo and UST battle in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball best-of-three finals series

Graduating Ateneo cast kept the faith in season-saving win

May 08, 2019 - 8:02 PM

'We didn’t entertain the thought that it was our last game. We knew and we trusted that this is really for us,' says Ateneo captain Bea de Leon

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo outlasts FEU, books UAAP title showdown vs UST

May 08, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) After missing last year’s finale, the Lady Eagles return to the championship round following a four-set disposal of the Lady Tamaraws in the do-or-die semis

FIERY. Maddie Madayag lets out a yell as Ateneo averts a Final Four upset against a gritty FEU side. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs FEU - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four Game 2

May 07, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Ateneo and FEU fight for the last championship berth on Wednesday, May 8

Ateneo mum after shock loss to FEU

May 05, 2019 - 12:35 AM

The No. 1 Lady Eagles hope to clinch a UAAP championship berth in their second try on Wednesday, May 8

STUNNER. The No. 1 Ateneo Lady Eagles bow to the FEU Lay Tamaraws in a five-set nail-biter. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU stuns No. 1 Ateneo, forces do-or-die for UAAP title berth

May 04, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws stay alive after outlasting the Ateneo Lady Eagles in a five-set thriller

FIGHTING FORM. Jerrili Malabanan and the FEU Lady Tamaraws take the floor undaunted against the top-ranked Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU takes down Ateneo to reach UAAP men's volleyball finals

May 04, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The Tamaraws end a six-year finals drought with a four-set win over the Blue Eagles in the Final Four

BACK AT IT. The FEU Tamaraws are back in the UAAP men's volleyball finals for the first time since 2013. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


The leading men of UAAP women's volleyball

May 03, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Before the standout spikers take the floor, let’s put the spotlight on this season's Final Four coaches

TOP MINDS. It’s a battle of strategies when Final Four coaches (from left) George Pascua of FEU, UST’s Kung Fu Reyes, Ateneo’s Oliver Almadro, and La Salle’s Ramil de Jesus duke it out this weekend. Photo release

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs FEU - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 03, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Top-ranked Ateneo shoots for the first championship berth against No. 4 FEU on Saturday, May 4

Ateneo coach Almadro heaps praises on graduating UE cast

Apr 29, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The tactician lauds the Lady Warriors for pushing the Lady Eagles to be better

RESPECT EARNED. Six players will leave the lair of the UE Lady Warriors knowing they put up a fight in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo dumps Adamson, nails first UAAP semis bonus

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The Lady Eagles keep hold of the solo lead to secure the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four

ADVANTAGE. Kat Tolentino and the Ateneo Lady Eagles make the most out of their second chance to nail the Final Four edge.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo vies for semis bonus, La Salle tries to boost own bid

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Lady Eagles shoot for the twice-to-beat Final Four incentive, while the Lady Spikers aim to secure at least a playoff for the bonus

FOCUSED. Ateneo hopes to rebound from its straight-set loss to rival La Salle. Contributed photo

Coach Oliver Almadro: All is well for Ateneo

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:47 AM

The Ateneo mentor thinks there's nothing to worry about even if the Lady Eagles got swept by rival La Salle this season

OFF-DAY. The Ateneo Lady Eagles just had an off-day against the reigning champion. Contributed photo

No blocks: La Salle shuts down Ateneo's greatest strength

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Ateneo, this season’s best blocking team, surprisingly fails to register a single block against rival La Salle

NO TOUCH. League's top blocking team Ateneo Lady Eagles register 0 blocks against La Salle. Contributed photo

Mighty La Salle sweeps rival Ateneo, nails Final Four berth

Apr 13, 2019 - 5:36 PM

The defending champion Lady Spikers overwhelm the Lady Eagles yet again to secure a semifinal berth

DOMINANT. Aduke Ogunsanya and the La Salle Lady Spikers make quick work of the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Contributed photo

Ateneo, Adamson boost bid for twice-to-beat semis bonus

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:13 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the Adamson Falcons notch separate wins to stay within striking distance of the top two slots

SOARING HIGH. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are tied with the Ateneo Blue Eagles at at 9-4 record. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, La Salle banner blockbuster rematch as Adamson, UE collide

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Will defending champion La Salle pull off a sweep over Ateneo or will the league's No. 1 team get even?

REIGNING CHAMP. La Salle aims to prove that they can sweep Ateneo even if they're the No. 1 team in the league. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No more jitters: Ateneo vies to get even vs La Salle

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Riding on a 10-game winning streak, Ateneo hopes it will no longer feel overwhelmed against the defending champion

DIFFERENT TEAM. The Ateneo Lady Eagles enter the rivalry match against La Salle with a huge winning momentum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Apr 12, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Archrivals Ateneo and La Salle face off in another blockbuster match on Saturday, April 13, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Men’s volleyball: Ateneo, Adamson punch Final Four tickets

Apr 10, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and Adamson Soaring Falcons complete the UAAP men's volleyball semifinal cast

RETURN. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are back in the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo has no plans to relax despite clinching Final Four berth

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Complacency is far from the Lady Eagles' minds as a clash against rivals La Salle Lady Spikers looms

SEMIS-BOUND. The Ateneo Lady Eagles are aiming to close out the eliminations in their favor. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo's Kat Tolentino bags 2nd UAAP Player of the Week plum

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Kat Tolentino leads the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their tenth-straight Final Four berth

MVP BET. Kat Tolentino is the first player to bag the weekly award handed out by print and online scribes covering the beat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo ousts NU to clinch Final Four berth

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles advance to the UAAP women’s volleyball Final Four for the 10th straight season

ON TO THE NEXT. The streaking Ateneo Lady Eagles claim the first semis seat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Leaders Ateneo, La Salle aim to dominate separate foes

Apr 07, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Ateneo looks to formalize its entry to the Final Four as La Salle nears playoff berth

MVP CANDIDTATE. Kat Tolentino and the Ateneo Lady Eagles are not looking back at their goal for a UAAP title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Men’s volleyball: Adamson soars over UST; Ateneo drubs UP

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Adamson and Ateneo pull off key wins to prop up their Final Four bids

SOARING HIGH. The Adamson Soaring Falcons conquer the skidding UST Tiger Spikers. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MVP bet Kat Tolentino zeroes in on UAAP title

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Ateneo stalwart Kat Tolentino may be primed for the top individual plum, but says she’s more fueled by their bid for a third women’s volleyball crown

MVP-CALIBER. Kat Tolentino is one of the favorites to win the MVP award this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo thrashes FEU to secure playoff berth

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles move within a win from clinching a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four

ON TOP. Bea de Leon and the Ateneo Lady Eagles cruise past the FEU Lady Tamaraws to keep the solo lead. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo raring to sweep FEU as UP looks to bounce back

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles vie to complete a double-elimination win over the FEU Lady Tamaraws, the team that sent them packing in last year's semis

VETERAN MATCH. It will be a rematch of the league's most veteran teams – Ateneo and FEU – who faced each other in the Season 80 semis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo soars as UP loses stalwart Isa Molde to injury

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles tighten their hold of the No. 1 spot as the UP Lady Maroons suffer a double whammy

SWEEP. The Ateneo Lady Eagles complete an elimination-round sweep of Katipunan neighbor UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP looks to spoil Ateneo's streak as FEU, UE collide

Mar 30, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Will the UP Lady Maroons get to exact revenge on the league-leading Ateneo Lady Eagles in the Battle of Katipunan?

REVENGE. The UP Lady Maroons aim to deal Ateneo its first loss in 8 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Shocked Madayag smashes UAAP blocking record

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:23 PM

'This is for my team, this is for the school, this is for the Lord. Not really for myself,' says Ateneo's Maddie Madayag after a record-breaking performance

BEST BLOCKER. Ateneo's Maddie Madayag shocks the league with a record-breaking performance. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler