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Rappler's latest stories on Women's volleyball


Ateneo's Bea de Leon still gets 'veteran jitters'

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Even senior player Bea de Leon admits that playing in Sunday's Ateneo-La Salle season opener still made her nervous

POOR START. Bea de Leon admits that the Ateneo Lady Eagles were off to a poor start.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: La Salle's Luna earns starting spot

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:22 AM

May Luna surprisingly gets to start for the Lady Spikers after 4 years with champion mentor Ramil de Jesus

DESERVING. La Salle’s May Luna gets rewarded after years of hard work and patience. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST overcomes late Adamson challenge

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Golden Tigresses blow a two-set lead but manage to arrest the Adamson Lady Falcons' late surge

FULL CONTROL. Sisi Rondina takes charge in the UST Tigresses' opening-day campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU rookie Lycha Ebon proves worthy of Pons' number

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Young sensation Lycha Ebon ignores doubters and shows why she can be FEU's next volleyball queen

PROMISING. Lycha Ebon proves why she deserves the No. 2 jersey as the Player of the Game in her UAAP debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 Volleyball: Schedule, team standings and updates

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Bookmark this page for updates in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball competition

FEU rallies to defeat young NU team

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:54 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran FEU team flashes its championship experience over the rookie-laden NU Lady Bulldogs

VETERAN. The FEU Lady Tamaraws introduce the young NU team to the collegiate scene. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons pull off a thrilling win over the Lady Warriors right in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

SURVIVAL. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons outlast the gritty Lady Warriors in 5 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: La Salle Lady Spikers return to make history

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus tries to work his magic again as the young Lady Spikers target a UAAP four-peat

VOLLEYBALL QUEENS. Desiree Cheng captains the young rebuilding De La Salle Lady Spikers squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Nothing less than a title slot for FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After last season’s return stint to the Finals, the FEU Lady Tamaraws continue to set their sights on a record 30th UAAP women's title

STEPPING UP. Heather Guinoo is expected to fill in the big shoes left by Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Lady Eagles eye grand comeback

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:48 PM

After missing the title round last season, the Ateneo Lady Eagles believe they have the tools to reclaim the crown

CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE. Bea de Leon hopes that she can end her UAAP career the same way she started it – with a championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs dare to challenge league vets

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

National University remains dauntless even as the Lady Bulldogs parade many new faces

CAPTAIN. Audrey Paran leads a rookie-laden team in Season 81. File photo by Michael Gatpandan

WATCH: Adamson Lady Falcons put themselves to the test

Feb 09, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The Adamson Lady Falcons can't wait to flash their peak form and see their hard work pay off in the UAAP

STEPPING UP. Bernadette Flora (left) and Eli Soyud are among those called by Air Padda to step up to the challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: It's the UST Golden Tigresses' turn to shine

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses may just stun the UAAP field with their hunger to go all the way this season

FINAL FLIGHT. High-flying Sisi Rondina hopes to leave UST with an indoor championship in her UAAP career. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: UE Lady Warriors aim higher in UAAP Season 81

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Will the UE Lady Warriors surprise the competition this season?

NEW LEADER. Kath Arado continues to anchor the UE Lady Warriors' defense. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Eya Laure thrilled to be in Valdez’s future teammates wishlist

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:29 PM

UST’s star rookie Eya Laure is already highly coveted among the pros even if she has yet to debut in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

FUTURE DYNAMIC DUO? Eya Laure (left) and Alyssa Valdez can strengthen the Philippine women's volleyball team together. Photo from Eya Laure's Twitter and file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Valdez)

Tryout standout: Kalei Mau dreams of PH volley team debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:33 PM

'My goal is to play the highest level of volleyball and I would be disappointed if I don’t achieve that,' says 6-foot-2 Fil-Am Kalei Mau

REINFORCEMENT. Kalei Mau's contributions will greatly help the national team prepare for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Maraño brings energy to PH volley team's busy year

Jan 27, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Philippine volleyball braces for a busy 2019, but Aby Maraño hopes to juggle her club commitments and national team duties well

MOTIVATOR. Aby Maraño accepts her role as the team captain as she aims to motivate her team mates in the tough year ahead of them. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

PH women's volleyball team to hold tryouts for 2019 tourneys

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc sets the national team tryouts on January 24 to 25

GRUELING 2019. The Philippine women's volleyball team is set to compete in 4 major tournaments. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH spikers finish 9th in AVC Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team wraps up its AVC campaign with a victory over Kazakhstan

Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

Korea outworks Philippines in AVC classifications

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The loss relegates the Philippines to a battle for ninth place in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

OUTMATCHED. Korea proved too much for Alyssa Valdez and the Philippine spikers. Photo from Asian Volleyball Confederation

PH exacts revenge on Kazakhstan for 1st win in AVC Cup

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team defeats Kazakhstan this time as they lost to the Central Asians in the Asiad

BREAKTHROUGH. The Philippine national women's volleyball team earns its first win in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH falls to Iran in AVC Cup

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs another heartbreaking five-set loss

GO-TO GIRL. Alyssa Valdez continues to lift the Filipina Spikers in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup. File Photo by 2018 Asian Games media pool

PH collapses vs Australia in Asian Volleyball Cup opener

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Filipina spikers blew a two-set advantage against the Aussies

SCHEDULE: PH in 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team is up for another challenge in the AVC held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

NEXT STINT. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will start its Asian Women's Volleyball Cup campaign against Australia.  Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

PH volleyball settles for 8th place in 2018 Asian Games

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippines wraps up its first Asiad volleyball stint in 36 years with an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field

LAST STAND. Kim Fajardo sets up Dindin Santiago-Manabat for a hit during their final classification match against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'We're learning against giants,' says PH volleyball coach

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team battles Kazakhstan at the start of the classification round in the 2018 Asian Games

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. It has been a tough Asiad campaign for the Filipina spikers. Photo from Asian Games media pool

China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Filipina spikers drop to the classification round of the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament

BEST EFFORT. The national spikers gave it their best shot against Olympic champion China. Photo from the Asian Games media pool

PH spikers clash with Olympic champion China

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team faces an extremely tough test against world powerhouse China in their 2018 Asian Games quarterfinal match

MAJOR TEST. The Philippines will face a test tougher than scaling the Great Wall, says coach Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH volleyball team bows to host Indonesia

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The Filipina spikers fall short of their bid for back-to-back triumphs

TOUGH DUEL. The Philippines' Majoy Baron fires off a Kim Fajardo dish versus a solid Indonesia side. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Indonesia's Manganang a threat for PH volleyball team

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippines will face the Aprilia Manganang-led squad for the first time since 2015

MOMENTUM. The Philippine Spikers look to continue their winning momentum into the game against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH spikers score breakthrough Asian Games win

Aug 23, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team bounces back against Hong Kong after back-to-back losses

SWEEP. National spikers (from left) Kim Fajardo, Alyssa Valdez and Cha Cruz orchestrate an attack against Hong Kong during the Philippines' straight-set win. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Overpowering Japan drubs PH in Asiad women’s volleyball

Aug 21, 2018 - 6:48 PM

After a straight-set loss to Southeast Asian giant Thailand, the Philippine women's volleyball team bows to another powerhouse

Photos from Asian Games media pool

PH volley debut: Mylene Paat gets a taste of Thailand

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The former Adamson star relishes her first international volleyball stint

Thailand: PH spikers 'better than before'

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Despite giving Thailand a scare, the Philippine women’s volleyball team thinks it still has more work to do

IMPROVED CHEMISTRY. The Philippine spikers came out fighting in the first set against Thailand. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Thailand dominates PH in 2018 Asian Games volleyball opener

Aug 19, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Philippines drops its opening game against the sport's Southeast Asian giant

KICKOFF. Philippine spiker Jaja Santiago unleashes an attack against Thailand during their kickoff game in the Asiad. Photo from Asian Games media bureau

Coach Shaq on Thai spikers: ‘They’re the gold standard’

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team opens its campaign against a fierce and familiar foe

WORK IN PROGRESS. National coach Shaq de los Santos says the volleyball team continues to work on its team chemistry. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH volleyball team out to compete – and learn

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The Philippine spikers will immediately be put to test against powerhouse squads Thailand and Japan

ALWAYS READY. Philippines takes the Asian Games spotilight after 36 years. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH spikers hope to prove worthy of Asian Games spot

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team will skip the opening ceremonies to focus on their training

DETERMINED. The national volleyball team targets at least a quarterfinal berth. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: 2018 Asian Games PH women’s volleyball schedule

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The Philippines returns to women’s volleyball action for the first time in 36 years in the continental meet

LOOK: Japan welcomes PH women's volleyball team

Aug 07, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The nationals are training in Okayama prefecture for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games

WARM WELCOME. The Philippine national women's volleyball team was present during the courtesy call of Okayama mayor Masao Omori. Photo from Larong Volleyball Pilipinas Inc

Bea de Leon to play final year with Lady Eagles

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The Ateneo volleyball standout decides to play her 5th and final UAAP season due to an 'unfinished business'

'UNFINISHED BUSINESS'. Bea de Leon expresses her desire to stay with the Ateneo Lady Eagles in her final year of eligibility. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH team dominates Smart for 3rd PSL win

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Despite the Nationals' victory, coach Shaq Delos Santos says there's still a need to get the team in sync

UNITED. The Philippine women's volleyball team manages to pull through despite a depleted roster. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH national women's volleyball team earns 2nd win at the expense of Cignal

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The national team only had 8 players in the lineup against the HD Spikers

SECOND WIN. MJ Philipps and Mika Reyes come up for a block against Rachel Ann Daquis. Photo from press release

Maika Ortiz replaces Rhea Dimaculangan in Asian Games reserve list

Jul 07, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Dimaculangan wants to take a break from juggling her club and national volleyball team duties

TRADING PLACES. Maika Ortiz (left) gets the call up as Rhea Dimaculangan begs off from the Asian Games squad. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PH team dominates Cocolife in PSL debut

Jul 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team makes a statement in its first tuneup game for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL CONTROL. The Philippine women's volleyball teams puts on a dominant show in the PSL. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Beau Bolick inspires Maraño juggling act

Jul 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team captain hopes to do the same as basketball standout Bolick, who balances his time between two teams

POWER COUPLE. Aby Maraño and Robert Bolick both see action for Philippine teams.

PH team head coach respects Creamline players' absence in PSL

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Shaq delos Santos says the national volleyball team's overseas training – which Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado plan to join – can boost the Philippines' chances in the Asian Games

DUAL ROLE. Aside from the national team, Shaq delos Santos will be handling his club Petron Blaze Spikers in the 2018 PSL Invitationals. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

No surprises: Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago make final 2018 Asian Games roster

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Aby Maraño leads as team captain of a seasoned national team lineup

KEY COG. Expect the towering Jaja Santiago to play a major role again for the Philippines in the international stage. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler