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PSL pours in support for 2019 SEA Games volleyball

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Aside from compressing the 2019 PSL Invitational, the league announces two tune-up tournaments for the national women's volleyball team

FULL THROTTLE. Philippine Superliga gives way to the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Kalei Mau joins 'strong team' F2 Logistics

Jun 12, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Fil-Hawaiian volleyball standout believes F2 mentor Ramil de Jesus will help improve her game for the SEA Games

REINFORCEMENT. Kalei Mau aims to help F2 Logistics bag the 2019 PSL All-Filipino conference title. Photo from Kalei Mau's Instagram (@leimau_)

Denden Lazaro leaves Cocolife to suit up for Petron

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Denden Lazaro vies for her first PSL title as she transfers to the multi-titled Petron Blaze Spikers

TITLE PURSUIT. Denden Lazaro is expected to boost Petron's floor defense. Photo from release

Petron goes back-to-back in 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference

Dec 20, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers deliver another masterclass as they defeat the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

BACK-TO-BACK. The Petron Blaze Spikers cap off another dominant conference with a title. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UP wins 2018 PSL Collegiate Grand Slam Conference

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The UP Lady Maroons defeat UST to take home their second preseason crown in 2018

2ND CROWN. The UP Lady Maroons roll onto another crown to cap off their 2018 preseason. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Grethcel Soltones returns to lift Smart in PSL opener

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Grethcel Soltones announces her arrival in style as she leads Smart to victory over the Sta Lucia Realtors

RETURN. After a one-year suspension, Grethcel Soltones fires the kill that sealed the win for the Smart Giga Hitters. Photo from PSL release

Solid Cignal squad returns in PSL All-Filipino Conference

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The Cignal HD Spikers boast another loaded roster bannered by Rachel Anne Daquis

POWERHOUSE. Rachel Anne Daquis will skipper the HD Spikers. Photo from PSL

F2 Logistics, Sta Lucia arrange PSL semis showdown

May 26, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Sta. Lucia's Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano pull off a sweep, while F2 Logistics' Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero recover from a set down in separate beach volleyball action

COMPOSURE. Michelle Morente dives for the ball as F2 Logistics teammate Fritz Gallenero prepares to help in a key match against Cignal A.

Imports deliver as F2 Logistics books PSL finals berth

Apr 26, 2018 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) Petron dismantles Cocolife in other semi-final duel to nail last title slot

FINALS-BOUND. Kim Fajardo and F2 Logistics head back to the title round after stopping the towering Jaja Santiago and Foton. Photo from PSL

PSL All-Stars bag bronze in Thailand meet

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The PSL All Star team brings home the bronze medal in the 2017 Annual Princess Maja Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup

BRONZED. The PSL All Stars, represented by several members of the national team squad which played at the SEA Games, won the bronze medal match in Thailand. File photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

After PSL plum, Mika Reyes sets eyes on Japan training with national squad

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Skipper Mika Reyes and the national volleyball squad will fly to Japan next week for a two week camp

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

United VC set to debut in Super Liga Invitationals

Jan 27, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Michele Gumabao and Denden Lazaro are two of the players expected to wear the team s uniform

GET THAT BALL. Former Ateneo libero Denden Lazaro will display her skills for United VC in the PSL. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mika Reyes ready to learn from new Superliga home

Jan 15, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The former Lady Spiker is ready to start a new PSL chapter after joining Petron

FLYING HIGH. Mika Reyes (back) never imagined representing the Philippines on the international stage, despite her success in the UAAP and Philippine Super Liga. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

George Pascua returns to PSL, vows to put Cignal back on top

Jan 05, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The former Petron mentor will make his PSL coaching comeback this year after signing a deal with Cignal

NEW COACH. George Pascua has one goal in his PSL return: "Put Cignal on top." Photo from Pascua's Facebook

UST’s Cherry Rondina hopes Grand Prix success carries over to UAAP

Dec 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The Cebu native hopes to bring more maturity to the Lady Tigresses after winning the PSL Grand Prix with the Foton Tornadoes

MOMENTUM. Cherry Rondina, seen in the photo holding the trophy, wants to carry over her momentum to the upcoming UAAP volleyball season.

Foton secures back-to-back PSL Grand Prix titles after surviving Petron

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:38 PM

The Tornadoes end the season with a bang as they complete back to back championship quest

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS. The Foton Tornadoes are back-to-back PSL champions. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao

PSL: Petron looks past Game 1 loss, strives to even Grand Prix finals

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:40 AM

The Blaze Spikers face their biggest challenge yet needing a win to keep their title hopes alive

DO OR DIE. The Petron Blaze Spikers have to put their frustration over a pivotal Game 1 call to try to even the series in Game 2 on Saturday. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao/Rappler

PSL: Foton outlasts Petron to take 1-0 lead in Grand Prix Finals

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:26 PM

The Tornadoes are one game away from retaining the Grand Prix title after a 5 set win over the Blaze Spikers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: F2 Logistics bags bronze in Grand Prix

Dec 08, 2016 - 8:27 PM

The Cargo Movers emerge victorious in the PSL Grand Prix battle for 3rd beat Army in 5 sets

From Big 12 to Manila: RC Cola's Holst shares PH volleyball experience

Dec 08, 2016 - 8:37 AM

The former University of Oklahoma standout dishes on her unforgettable experiences in Manila and her newfound love for adobo

GLOBETROTTER. Kierra Holst, seen during her days at University of Oklahoma, came to the Philippines with few expectations for the game of volleyball in the country. She's gained an appreciation for the country's level of play during her stint with the Philippine Super Liga. Photo from Holst's Facebook

Foton coach Branislav: The only game plan is to win Grand Prix championship

Dec 01, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The Serbian head coach shares that his lone vision is to give the Tornadoes back to back titles

PSL: Cargo Movers cruise past Cignal to clinch Grand Prix semis spot

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:15 PM

F2 Logistics avoids an elimination scare and will next face number two seed Petron in the semifinals

CARGO MOVED. F2 Logistics will cash with Petron in the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: RC Cola fights their way to Grand Prix semis with win over Generika

Nov 27, 2016 - 7:12 PM

RC Cola survives the sudden death round by crushing Generika in straight sets

Screenshot from YouTube

RC Cola ends preliminaries on a high note, crushes Cignal in straight sets

Nov 24, 2016 - 6:58 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga leads RC Cola into the knockout stage with a 3 set win over the HD Spikers

COLA RUSH. Jovelyn Gonzaga and the RC Cola Army are riding high heading into knockout match against Generika. Screenshot from livestream

F2 Logistics secures third seed in PSL Grand Prix

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:17 PM

UPDATED Hayley Spelman lifts her team to victory as F2 Logistics formally clinches the PSL Grand Prix third seed

Hayley Spelman leads the way for the Cargo Movers in a victory over the Army. Screengrab from YouTube

PSL: Generika clinches first Grand Prix win at Cignal's expense

Nov 19, 2016 - 3:09 PM

The Lifesavers pull away with a straight set victory over Cignal to end their slump

GENERIKA WINS. Generika earns their first win of the tournament. Screenshot from YouTube

Mika Reyes rides the high of FIVB national team experience

Oct 29, 2016 - 3:42 PM

The 3 time UAAP champ says that playing against some of the best players in the world is an experience she won t soon forget

FLYING HIGH. Mika Reyes (back) never imagined representing the Philippines on the international stage, despite her success in the UAAP and Philippine Super Liga. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

F2 Logistics claim first PSL All-Filipino crown after dominating Game 3

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:04 PM

F2 Logistics downs Foton in a do or die Game 3 behind standout performances of Ara Galang and Mika Reyes

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. F2 Logistics handled business in Game 3 to become the new All-Filipino conference champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton downs F2 Logistics in 4 sets to extend finals

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Jaja Santiago unleashes 19 points and Cherry Rondina adds 15 as the Tornadoes push the All Filipino Conference to a deciding Game 3

Gonzaga, Bautista carry RC Cola Army A to PSL beach volleyball crown

May 29, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nene Bautista defeat Foton’s power duo Cherry Rondina and Patty Orendain in 3 sets to win the PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

Defending champs Petron seal PSL finals showdown with Foton

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Petron s finals series with Foton begins on Thursday November 26

Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

PSL: Ariel Usher believes underdog Cignal can upset Petron

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:40 PM

Cignal import Ariel Usher says it is not impossible to beat the defending champions Petron in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix

Todorovic powers Philips Gold past Petron in 4-set thriller to regain top spot

Nov 16, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Power hitting Bojana Todorovic exploded with a career high of 38 points to put down defending champions Petron

GOLD RUSH. Philips Gold is running on all cylinders in the PSL, regaining the top ranking. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Philips Gold sweeps Cignal to gain Superliga lead, Foton drubs RC Cola

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:24 PM

Philips Gold and Foton whipped both of their opponents to extend winning streaks and gain much needed momentum for the knockout rounds

Sensational rookie Jaja Santiago, seen here in a previous game against Meralco, was once again pivotal in Foton's win. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton, Philips Gold complete PSL final four

Nov 10, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Foton escapes Meralco in 5 set thriller while Philips Gold sweeps RC Cola to complete the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix semifinals cast

Sensational rookie Jaja Santiago, seen here on the attack, contributes 14 points in Foton's win over Meralco. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Philips Gold eliminates Meralco, Cignal secures semis spot

Nov 08, 2015 - 5:32 AM

Philips Gold bounced back from a 4 set loss to Foton last Thursday and eliminated the winless Meralco Power Spikers

PSL: Foton trips top seed Philips Gold, Petron bags first semis berth

Nov 06, 2015 - 4:27 AM

The Foton Tornadoes continued to sustain momentum after winning its third consecutive game against the league leading Philips Gold Lady Slammers

Fil-Am Iris Tolenada picked 1st overall by Philips Gold in PSL Draft

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:08 PM

San Francisco State product Iris Tolenada is set to become the franchise cornerstone for new Philippine Superliga team Philips Gold

Iris Tolenada is the first San Francisco State University player to win the MVP award of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Photo from Tolenada's Facebook

Super Liga: PLDT, Petron score wins over Generika, Cagayan

May 28, 2014 - 9:32 PM

The PLDT Power Attackers won their second straight by defeating the defending champion Lady Troopers while Din Din Santiago powered Petron past Cagayan Province

QUEEN TAMARAW. Rachel Anne Daquis attacks against PLDT. Photo by Josh Albelda

Super Liga: RC Cola makes quick work of Cignal

May 25, 2014 - 8:11 PM

The RC Cola AirForce Raiders looked absolutely stupendous in their 2014 Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference debut beating the Cignal HD Spikers

Super Liga aims for national volleyball player database

May 22, 2014 - 10:12 PM

League organizers are planning to create a players database in order to give the league a bigger pool of talents thus making it easier for team owners to stock up their respective rosters

Abi Maraño, Dindin Santiago and Iari Yongco pose at the first ever Super Liga draft. League organizers are hoping a national database will help discover other talents. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marano leads as AirAsia goes two in a row

May 21, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Abigail Marano recorded 18 points to lead the AirAsia Flying Spikers to their second straight Super Liga win

Aby Marano being drafted by the Super Liga team AirAsia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dindin Santiago shines in Super Liga debut

May 21, 2014 - 8:44 PM

In her very first Philippine Super Liga match inaugural number one overall pick Aleona Denise Santiago proved she is inch for inch the best volleybelle in the country

Dindin Santiago registered 37 points in her Super Liga debut. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

Marano, AirAsia open Super Liga with a bang

May 16, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The AirAsia Flying Spikers announced their Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference 2014 entry on a sterling note

Aby Marano being drafted by the Super Liga team Air Asia, where she'll reunite with her old La Salle coach and several teammates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aby Maraño joins La Salle alums in Super Liga debut

May 14, 2014 - 12:43 PM

After a history making run with the La Salle Lady Spikers two time UAAP MVP Aby Maraño is ready to make her pro debut in Philippine Super Liga this week

Aby Marano lets out a roar after scoring a point against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 76 finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santiago celebrates top Super Liga pick with selfie

Apr 02, 2014 - 7:31 PM

How do former UAAP volleyball stars celebrate being the top picks of the first Super Liga draft class in 2014? With a selfie of course

SELFIE TIME. Top 3 picks from left: Iari Yongco, Abi Maraño and Dindin Santiago 'selfie' during the PSL Draft ceremonies at the NBA Cafe in Fort Bonifacio. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reuniting with an old passion

Dec 28, 2013 - 3:00 PM

After 3 years away from volleyball former UP Lady Maroon Jed Montero reunites with her old passion

BACK IN THE GAME. Former UP Lady Maroon Jed Montero (wearing jersey no. 2) is back in the game and played for the RC Cola Raiders in the Philippine Super Liga. Photo from the Philippine Super Liga website.

Sports in 2013: Stories of resiliency

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Misfortunes struck comebacks were mounted and history was made in the last 365 days Look back on the biggest sports stories

TMS-Army is champion once again with rout of Cignal

Dec 15, 2013 - 2:13 AM

TMS Army remains a force in the Super Liga as they take home their second straight championship

BACK TO BACK. The TMS-Army Lady Troopers cemented their dominance in professional volleyball via back-to-back championships. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PSL: Gilligan’s escapes PLDT in 5-set thriller

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:56 AM

The Gilligan s Sisig Kings are no fluke in the men s division of the Philippine Super Liga