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Ateneo bags back-to-back UAAP women’s badminton titles

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Chanelle Lunod and Geva De Vera tow the Ateneo Lady Eagles back to the UAAP women’s badminton throne

BACK ON TOP. Chanelle Lunod and the Ateneo Lady Eagles overpower rival La Salle Lady Shuttlers in the finals. Photo release

Choco Mucho shuts down Motolite, Petro Gazz blanks Chef’s Classics

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Bang Pineda's phenomenal floor defense keeps Choco Mucho's streak alive, while Petro Gazz secures its 8th win of the conference

SAVING GRACE. Bang Pineda's excellent floor defense lifts Choco Mucho to its fourth straight win in the 2019 PVL Open Conference. Photo from release

Motolite survives Tolentino's outburst, BanKo drubs BaliPure

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Motolite spoils Flying Titan Kat Tolentino's 33-point performance in the 2019 PVL Open Conference

TURNING BACK. Isa Molde leads Motolite to a win over the pesky Choco Mucho Flying Titans. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline streaks to 6-0; BaliPure cops second win

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Creamline overpower Choco Mucho in a blockbuster PVL duel

PVL Open Conference Creamlie vs Motolite (8-14-2019). Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

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


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

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, Ateneo supporters working to bring Sisi Rondina family for Game 2

May 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

It's not just for the star Tigress, though, as the families of veterans Alina Bicar and Dimdim Pacres are also set to witness them play live

WITHIN ARM'S REACH. Sisi Rondina is one win away from her first UAAP indoor volleyball championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


MVP mode: Rondina laser-focused in straight-set drubbing of Ateneo

May 11, 2019 - 8:07 PM

The Queen Tigress leaves no doubt she deserves to win the league’s highest individual honor

ROARING RONDINA. UST skipper Sisi Rondina shows the feisty form that rubs off on the rest of the Tigresses. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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's graduating Guino-o savors season-saving win: 'Di pa kami tapos'

May 04, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws prove yet again to be the queens of the long game this season

ONE MORE. Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws move within a win of a return trip to the UAAP Finals. 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

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

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 02, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Expect the last 4 teams standing to go all out as they battle for UAAP championship berths

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 locks up 1st seed with sweep of UE in UAAP volleyball

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Kat Tolentino shows the way for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, who set up a Final Four date with the FEU Lady Tamaraws

DOMINANT. Kat Tolentino and the Ateneo Lady Eagles wrap up their elimination round campaign with a resounding sweep. 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


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, 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

La Salle aims to shock Ateneo again

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Sana magulat ulit,' says La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus

STRONG START. La Salle gets off to a rousing start to their season over Ateneo. 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

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

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 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