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UAAP beach volley: UST, La Salle secure Final Four slots

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:15 PM

UST and La Salle stay on course for another championship duel in women’s beach volleyball

STILL PERFECT. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor keep the UST Tigresses unbeaten in 5 games. Photo release

De Jesus thanks graduating Des Cheng for leading La Salle

May 05, 2019 - 10:47 PM

'Para sa akin ginawa naman niya yung sa side niya kung ano yung dapat sa team, sa abot ng kaya niya,' La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus on captain Des Cheng

FAREWELL. A tearful Des Cheng wraps up her five-year UAAP stint. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST downs La Salle dynasty, nails first title berth in 8 seasons

May 05, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Golden Tigresses dethrone the Lady Spikers in 5 sets to clinch the first UAAP championship berth

BACK AT IT. Eya Laure and the UST Tigresses get the job done against the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

De Jesus rues La Salle's reliance on super rookie Dela Cruz

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Lady Spikers miss a chance of securing the twice-to-beat Final Four bonus and will now play the UST Golden Tigresses in a playoff for 2nd place

WE NOT ME. La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus says the Lady Spikers need a team effort to win games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


FEU endures 5-set thriller, relegates La Salle to playoff for 2nd

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Heather Guino-o delivers down the stretch as the FEU Lady Tamaraws play spoiler in the La Salle Lady Spikers' hopes for a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four

BIG WIN. Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws pull off a massive triumph. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ateneo, La Salle vying to put lock on top 2 spots in UAAP volleyball

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:48 PM

The Lady Eagles look to secure their number one ranking while the Lady Spikers seek to seal the twice-to-beat bonus

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Ateneo and La Salle get into business for their final elimination round games in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


La Salle's Desiree Cheng named UAAP Player of the Week

Apr 01, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Coming off an embarrassing loss to UP, La Salle books back-to-back wins against NU and UST with its team captain finding her groove

CAPTAIN. Des Cheng rights the La Salle ship with her scoring prowess and leadership. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


La Salle's Cobb relishes 'easier' role this season

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'Everyone is becoming a go-to guy,' says setter Michelle Cobb, noting she has many attacking options in this season's La Salle team

IMPROVING. Michelle Cobb relishes having many attacking options in this season's La Salle team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle takes slice of lead with conquest of Adamson

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) Reigning champion La Salle gets to share the top spot with UP after a straight-set win over Adamson

UNRIVALED. Michelle Cobb and the La Salle Lady Spikers come out in full control against the Lady Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Couple talk: How DLSU athletes Kib and Des thrive on teamwork

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Check out how La Salle varsity players Kib Montalbo and Des Cheng support each other on and off the court

Kim Dy supports beau Marck Espejo's jersey retirement campaign

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The Blue Eagle becomes the first player in UAAP volleyball history to win the MVP award in every season of his entire collegiate career

POWER COUPLE. La Salle Lady Spiker Kim Dy and Ateneo Blue Eagle Marck Espejo are both seeing action in the UAAP finals. Dy photo by Michael Gatpandan and Espejo photo by Josh Albelda


DLSU Lady Spikers march to UAAP Finals for 10th straight year

Apr 22, 2018 - 5:34 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The defending champions trip the NU Lady Bulldogs and arrange a title showdown vs the FEU Lady Tamaraws

RIGHT ON COURSE. The DLSU Lady Spikers stay on track of their bid for a 3rd straight title.

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

Bea De Leon vows Ateneo will live up to Heartstrong mantra

May 04, 2017 - 4:18 PM

De Leon says Ateneo will focus on the things they can control and not worry about other factors

HEARTSTRONG. Bea De Leon doesn't blame 'bad calls' for Ateneo's Game 1 loss, saying it 'came down to our errors.' Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

From Ball Girl to MVP: The journey of Kim Dy

Feb 05, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Dy was once on the verge of quitting volleyball That she didn t is the reason she became the Season 78 Finals MVP and the new star of the DLSU Lady Spikers

Kim Fajardo set to return for final season with La Salle - source

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:46 AM

The return of Fajardo is a major welcome for a La Salle team looking for a second consecutive title

Why this championship was toughest to win for DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus

May 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

La Salle s 11 3 record was worse than in the two previous years when they had lost in the finals Coach De Jesus credits that to the rise in competition in the UAAP

Life goes on for Alyssa Valdez after finals loss

May 01, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Valdez didn t leave the UAAP with a third straight title but the 3 time MVP has left her mark on the league

Ara Galang used injury as motivation for one last championship

May 01, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Mika Reyes also talks about leaving her young teammates with the feeling of winning a title

La Salle heaps praise on departing MVP Valdez

May 01, 2016 - 12:19 PM

After falling to Alyssa Valdez and her Lady Eagles in the past two years the Lady Spikers finally climbed back to the top of UAAP volleyball

Kim Dy envisions bright future as DLSU enters new era

May 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

La Salle looks like its in good hands despite the departure of key players with young stars like Finals MVP Kim Dy leading the way

IN PHOTOS: Smiles, tears as La Salle wins UAAP volleyball title

Apr 30, 2016 - 8:18 PM

The De La Salle Lady Spikers paint the town green as they win the UAAP Season 78 women s volleyball crown

CHAMPIONSHIP POINT. Cyd Demecillo (R) breaks down in tears as she grabs Kim Dy after the latter scores championship point. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Netizens pay tribute to graduating stars after La Salle-Ateneo UAAP Finals

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:17 PM

UAAP fans old and new take to social media to pay tribute to the graduating college volleyball stars from both Ateneo and La Salle

Alyssa Valdez's performance for the ages keeps Ateneo alive

Apr 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The league MVP extends her UAAP career by one game as Ateneo and La Salle prepare for an epic Game 3 showdown

Ateneo completes epic comeback to force Game 3

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Alyssa Valdez scores 34 points as Ateneo comes back from a 0 2 deficit to win Game 2

DECIDING GAME. Alyssa Valdez (in white) scored 34 points in Ateneo's Game 2 victory. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ara Galang gets ‘goosebumps’ in return to UAAP Finals

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Galang missed the UAAP Finals last year due to injury but has already made her presence felt in her return against the Lady Eagles

Mika Reyes no stranger to boos from Ateneo crowd

Apr 24, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Reyes broke a few Ateneo fans hearts in Game 1 with 13 points to put the Lady Spikers one win away from recapturing the UAAP title

La Salle drops Ateneo in 3 sets to win UAAP Finals Game 1

Apr 23, 2016 - 6:04 PM

DLSU rallies from deficits in the first two sets and dominates the final set to move a win closer to the UAAP Season 78 volleyball championship

FIRST BLOOD. The DLSU Lady Spikers sweep the Ateneo Lady Eagles to draw first blood in the best-of-3 UAAP Season 78 volleyball finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle locks finals showdown with Ateneo at FEU's expense

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:20 PM

UPDATED The DLSU Lady Spikers clinch their 8th consecutive finals appearance

Mary Joy Baron’s play a key to La Salle’s success

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Mary Joy Baron has elevated her game to a new level in Season 78 earning the respect of her teammates and the volleyball community

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle's Cyd Demecillo injures right knee after win over UP

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Coach Ramil De Jesus says Demecillo was already experiencing pain in her right knee after their game against UST last Saturday

More confident Mika Reyes says La Salle better than last season

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Reyes confidence stems from her aim to improve on more than just the basic skills of volleyball

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle must catch up to ‘world class’ volleyball, says De Jesus

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Lady Spikers head coach Ramil De Jesus says aiming for a world class game will help the entire Philippine volleyball community

LEVEL UP. De La Salle Lady Spikers head coach talks about improving after their UAAP 77 finals oss vs the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Feeling helpless, Galang focuses on recovery before La Salle comeback

Mar 17, 2015 - 5:07 AM

Galang could do nothing for now but she knows the best way to help her team is to go down the 8 month road to recovery

DOWN FOR NOW. Injured De La Salle ace spikers Camille Cruz (left) and Ara Galang (right) look on during the UAAP Season 77 Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Spikers remain ‘warriors’ despite losing Galang, says Maraño

Mar 10, 2015 - 1:42 PM

Former captain Aby Maraño barely saw a hint of hopelessness among the Lady Spikers despite losing current captain Ara Galang to injury

TEAMWORK. As a former team captain of the De La Salle Lady Spikers, Aby Maraño knows teamwork can pull the team in the Finals. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Galang to Lady Spikers: 'Season is not yet done'

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Galang radiated positivity despite her injury and missing the Finals

Ara Galang scored 25 points to tow La Salle to its 6th straight Finals appearance, but it came at a high cost. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

Bittersweet win over NU sends DLSU to finals

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:20 PM

The Lady Spikers will meet Ateneo in the UAAP volleyball finals for the fourth straight year but La Salle s immediate concern is on Ara Galang after she injured her left knee

The Lady Spikers will get a chance at redemption in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda

Ateneo sweeps eliminations after beating DLSU in thriller

Feb 18, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The Lady Eagles outlast the Lady Spikers in four sets 25 20 21 25 25 23 27 25

The Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrate as they defeat the Lady Spikers to sweep the UAAP 77 Women's Volleyball eliminations round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle (UAAP 77 Volleyball 2nd round)

Feb 18, 2015 - 3:12 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles sweeps the elimination round beating rivals La Salle to gain thrice to beat advantage in the Finals

Ateneo out-duels La Salle in epic finals rematch

Jan 11, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Reigning league MVP Alyssa Valdez leads the defending champions with 26 points

Alyssa Valdez leads the Lady Eagles over the Lady Spikers. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle (UAAP 77 Volleyball 1st round)

Jan 11, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP 77 Women s volleyball match between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the De La Salle Lady Spikers

La Salle trounces UE, improves to 6-0

Jan 04, 2015 - 8:52 PM

La Salle team captain Ara Galang and veteran star Mika Reyes scores 10 points each to lead the Lady Spikers

Mika Reyes scores 10 points to lead the Lady Spikers to a 6-0 record so far in UAAP Season 77. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle dispatches FEU to win fifth straight

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Ara Galang leads the Lady Spikers with 22 points 19 of which coming from attack points

DLSU's Mika Reyes and Ara Galang tries to stop a shot by FEU's Samantha Dawson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle sends UP back down to earth with straight-set win

Dec 06, 2014 - 5:29 PM

After a 4 set upset of the Tigresses last Wednesday the Lady Maroons were handed a straight set drubbing from the Lady Spikers

Galang, Demecillo lead Lady Spikers to sweep of Tigresses

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:54 PM

Ara Galang had 21 points while Cyd Demecillo added 15 as the De La Salle Lady Spikers overcame a hard fighting UST Tigresses in straight sets

Desiree Cheng and Mika Reyes of La Salle block a UST attack. Photo by Josh Albelda

Ateneo begins title defense as UAAP volleyball opens

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The Lady Eagles begin their quest for a second straight championship as the Lady Spikers attempt redemption

HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP 77 Volleyball opening day

Nov 22, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Rapple s live blog of the UAAP Season 77 Volleyball opening day

Nothing to lose, everything to win for Ateneo Lady Eagles

Mar 14, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles have overachieved all season long Will they achieve the ultimate UAAP volleyball accomplishment and upset the La Salle Lady Spikers once more?

UNDERDOGS RUNNING THE PACK. Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo is overcome with joy after the Lady Eagles defeated La Salle in Game 3. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Spiker Maraño shows tougher side in UAAP volley

Mar 09, 2014 - 6:37 PM

De La Salle Lady Spiker Aby Maraño may be a lady off the court but says she feels like a man once game time starts

HEAR ME ROAR. La Salle's Aby Marano says she won't be denied a fourth consecutive UAAP title in her final year of play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle back in finals after ousting NU

Feb 23, 2013 - 3:52 PM

La Salle marched to the finals after eliminating NU in straight sets